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Nespresso’s latest Festive collection ‘Gifts of the Forest’ features a collaboration with Johanna Ortiz

Capture the essence of the forest this festive season with three new coffee flavours and limited-edition accessories that truly celebrates the harmony between nature and sustainability.

This Holiday season, Nespresso ushers the year end celebrations with its annual Festive collection that is inspired by the forest. The coffee brand is doubling the excitement by collaborating with Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz to magnify the festive spirit while capturing the essence of the forest.

The collection, called ‘Gifts of the Forest’, showcases Nespresso’s devotion to nature and the previous environment coffee is grown in. From the colours and nature-inspired leitmotifs, to limited-edition collectibles, Ortiz accentuates the interplay between nature and sustainability with her innovative strokes — transporting coffee aficionados into Nespresso’s festive universe.

Within the collection is a range of limited-edition coffees, along with festive-infused accessories including the NOMAD Travel Mug in a ‘Deep Cherry’ shade inspired by the rich ripe berries of the forest. As part of the collaboration, the foliage-inspired prints also decorate the reversible organic-cotton tote bag — animating sweeping forest canopies and the true essence of the forest. The tote bag is available as gifts with purchase only; comes together with the limited-edition Nespresso Notebook. 

For those who are always on the go, find delight in the TOUCH Golden Travel Mug — the all-time favourite tumbler that now comes in a touch of glistening gold to celebrate the golden hour. This is an elegant gift for coffee-loving hustlers and makes a great vessel to keep you fuelled up with Nespresso coffee throughout the day.

TOUCH Golden Travel Mug

While the Nespresso X Johanna Ortiz collection makes for delightful and inspiring gifts for loved ones in time for the season of giving, it is also great to know that Nespresso is giving back to the forest by helping to protect 10 million trees in the Amazing — and as customers, you are also part of this paradigm shift.

“For me, design and nature go hand in hand, which is why this collaboration resonated personally. Colombian coffee also has a truly special place in my heart and as an active supporter in the fight against climate change, knowing that Nespresso is going beyond its agroforestry commitments by supporting the protection of 10 million trees in the Amazon, it was another huge reason why this collaboration made perfect sense,” opens Ortiz.

The Colombian designer adds that she captures the beauty of the forest throughout every piece by incorporating rich forest canopies and dark earthy tones within her designs. She comments: “It’s been an amazing process and partnership which I have deeply enjoyed.”

Nespresso’s Forest Variations coffees

Coffee lovers will relish in the new Nespresso’s Forest Variations range comprising two flavoured coffees and one black coffee — Forest Fruit Flavour, Forest Almond Flavour and Forest Black. Each of these coffees also comes with a complementary coffee recipes which are easily available on the Nespresso’s official website.

Forest Fruit Flavour tantalises with the aroma of juicy berries ready for the picking. Like gems that light up the forest floor, enjoy this season’s flavoured espresso as the South American Arabicas’ lingering cereal expression takes on notes of freshly baked sweet pastries. Try it out with the Forest Spritz recipe, a cool thirst-quencher featuring a mix of the luscious Forest Fruit Flavour coffee, sugar cane syrup, sparkling water and lemon grass.

For something more robust, the Forest Almond Flavour has the perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness from the South American Arabicas. Enjoy hints of almond marked by vanilla and a hint of fruitiness in its smooth cereal character. Elevate the nutty expression with the Woodland Cappuccino recipe that combines the Forest Almond Flavour coffee with chestnut cream, milk and shaved toasted almonds. This hot milky number is sure to impress your family and friends during tea time celebrations.

If you’re a purist and love your coffee black, find joy in the coveted Forest Black. This blend of shade-grown coffees from Colombia and beyond is a spicy espresso with exotic woody expressions — taking you deep into the depths of the forest with layers of dark tones and warm hints. With this black coffee, we’d recommend The Forager recipe that combines earthy flavours of Chaga mushroom powder with cream, maple syrup and dill — resulting in a velvety hot drink that spells indulgence. 

To celebrate this joyous festive season, Nespresso will be hosting a public event at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Connection, Level 3 from 17 November 2021 to 2 January 2022. Ardent lovers of coffee can indulge in the festivities and savour the limited-edition Nespresso’s Forest Variations coffees, and at the same time get an exclusive DIY planter kit when you purchase any machine at the event.

The Nespresso Forest Variations and the limited-edition accessories will be available via Nespresso mobile app, Nespresso official website and in Nespresso Malaysia’s boutique stores nationwide.

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Martin Teo
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Martin has a bent for history and food culture, especially of the Peranakan heritage. Since the pandemic, he finds joy in plant parenting and continues to expand his collection of Philodendrons, Anthuriums, and Syngoniums. He's now on a lookout for the elusive Philodendron Florida Beauty to add to his urban garden.