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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso - Fair Trade
Posted by: Kevin Tanner
Date/Time: 22/06/14 18:57:00

At the end of 2013 Nespresso were already sourcing 84% of their coffee from the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program.  This involves working with 62,000 farmers in 8 countries (Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Nicaragua and Ethiopia).

The International Finance Corporation estimated (2007-2010) that net income from AAA program farms was 27% higher than those not part of the program.

In terms of intensity, there are 5 coffees in the Nespresso "Intenso" range:

Roma - intensity 8
Arpeggio - intensity 9
Ristretto - intensity 10
Dharkan - intensity 11
Kazaar - intensity 12

There is also:

New Fortissio Lungo - intensity 8,
Indriya from India - intensity 10, and
Decaffeinato Intenso - intensity 7

I have always used a mid-size Bialetti stove-top (aluminium then stainless) with many and various milk frothers, and Lavazza. This gives you 250ml of coffee (and a headache or worse if you drink it all), far more than a 40ml espresso shot.

The nice Nespresso lady at PJs suggested Ristretto would be one for me to try, and that has worked well as a cappuccino base.

I tried the Dharkan and Kazaar.  A bit heavy duty for me, but probably good as a strong espresso after a meal, or for breakfast with a cigarette if you are French...

The Indriya from India is also worth trying, and the decaffeinato intenso is good after exercise / late evening.

The U machines have touch-buttons to select the right volume of liquid for each drink Ristretto (25ml)/Espresso (40ml)/Lungo (110ml), and you can even programme it to personal preference.

The great thing about these machines is that it is so quick and easy to make different coffees for different tastes - so worth another try!

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Nespresso18/06/14 21:59:00 Sean Wales
   Re:Nespresso18/06/14 22:25:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
      Re:Re:Nespresso19/06/14 08:29:00 Curzon Tussaud
         Re:Re:Re:Nespresso19/06/14 09:37:00 Trudie Fuller
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso = crappio19/06/14 09:41:00 Russell Pearson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso = crappio19/06/14 10:23:00 Jojo Finn
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso = crappio19/06/14 11:56:00 Susan Kelly
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso = crappio20/06/14 08:11:00 Jenn Irvine
   Re:Nespresso20/06/14 12:12:00 Kevin Tanner
      Re:Re:Nespresso - Fair Trade20/06/14 18:47:00 David Giles
         Re:Re:Re:Nespresso - Fair Trade20/06/14 19:37:00 Louise Cole
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso - Fair Trade21/06/14 05:32:00 Kim Rugg
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nespresso - Fair Trade22/06/14 18:57:00 Kevin Tanner
                  An alternative to Nespresso 23/06/14 09:57:00 Peter Thompson
                     Re:An alternative to Nespresso 23/06/14 10:04:00 Nik Solomon
                        Re:Re:An alternative to Nespresso 23/06/14 10:22:00 Kevin Tanner
                     Re:An alternative to Nespresso 23/06/14 10:17:00 Kevin Tanner
                     Re:An alternative to Nespresso 30/08/14 19:31:00 Susan Kelly
                        Re:Re:An alternative to Nespresso 31/08/14 07:54:00 Kim Rugg
                           Re:Re:Re:An alternative to Nespresso 31/08/14 11:10:00 Fiona Bell
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:An alternative to Nespresso 01/09/14 16:43:00 Sam Smithes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An alternative to Nespresso 02/09/14 00:43:00 Trudie Fuller
   Re:Nespresso06/01/15 11:38:00 Sean Wales
   Re:Nespresso06/01/15 12:27:00 Deidre Laskey
      Hasbean - Aeropress07/01/15 17:37:00 Alastair Banton

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