We are huge coffee fans, and like to stay in the know as to the latest coffee trends. Last month we were invited to a coffee tasting at the Nespresso Boutique in San Francisco to learn about their product as well as to sample their coffees, particularly two new releases the Palermo and the Milano. After enjoying the Palermo that morning, I immediately knew I needed some sweet as well as Sicilian to serve along with it. This recipe for a Deconstructed Cannoli is perfect.
If you have never been to a Nespresso Boutique, you should add it to your must-do list. You can find the boutiques throughout the world, and if the other locations are anything like San Francisco, you are in for a luxurious treat. The first floor is flooded with light, a beautiful decor and the aroma of coffee enticing you to linger a little longer. The second floor was dark and sexy, and is where you can indulge your shopping whims; all things Nespresso can be found here. Ladies, I can see spending a morning shopping in Union Square and then popping over for an afternoon of coffee, sweets and conversation.
I was very interested to learn more about Nespresso as it is a pod system coffee maker, which is typically something we do not use. Until now! While I love a great cup of coffee, and the ritual of getting to the point of sitting down and enjoying it, I always want to know more. There are two things I look for when buying coffee, where the beans come from, and how a company helps the farmers of these countries. As well, I am concerned with waste, being sustainable and recycling. One reason I have not switched over from pods is because they typically are not recyclable. I was very interested in learning about these areas during our coffee tasting, and they must be hot topics with Nespresso as we started out of casual over coffee conversation learning more.
Nespresso has a program called the AAA Sustainable Quality Program which was launched in 2003. The program engages ex...