J’Something Gets Creative With Coffee

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Every cup of coffee is an occasion for a celebration. No matter how you like it, a single sip of your favourite brew is contentment in a cup. Your coffee moment is centred around making the most of something you love. It is this spirit of celebration and passion for perfect coffee that has inspired Nespresso to create a range of the world’s finest coffee crafts, inspired by the hardworking and innovative craftsmen who have pushed the boundaries to create exceptional coffee. And who better to create crafty recipes centred around these coffees than master craftsman himself, J’Something?

As a long-time friend of the Nespresso brand, J’Something is the perfect connoisseur to bring these new coffees to life. By experimenting with each unique flavour profile of the new Nespresso Master Origin coffees, J’Something has created something special to pay homage to the craft, commitment and care that goes into the development of each of these coffees, from bean to cup. His goal was to capture the mood behind each of these coffees, thereby crafting a selection of beverages fit for any occasion. For him, celebrating these Master Origins and their processes meant showcasing the versatility of coffee – by reimagining how coffee can and should be enjoyed, and he has successfully transformed your average coffee moment into something magical.

Go on, treat yourself to one of the below and find out what J’Something had to say when making each of these recipes. You are sure to find your own favourite Master Origin.

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Warm Indian Macchiato

Serves 1

For me, this spicy latte inspired by Nespresso Master Origin India is all about comfort. When I experienced the subtle spicy notes of this coffee, I automatically pictured myself on a couch sipping on a warm, tall latte reminiscing on how good life is. This recipe was primarily inspired by the idea of a chai latte but making it that much better by adding coffee, of course.

What you Need

1 capsule Nespresso Master Origin India, brewed as an espresso

1 cardamom pod, crushed

1⁄2 clove, crushed

1⁄2 cinnamon stick, crushed

Pinch of nutmeg

150 ml frothed milk

1 tsp honey

Cinnamon, to garnish

What to Do

1. Brew the coffee and add to a shaker.

2. Add the cardamom, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, and shake.

4. Pour honey into a glass, then top with the frothed milk.

5. Pour a shot of the spiced coffee down the side of the glass to create a layered effect.

6. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and serve.

Sangria

Sangria de Fonseca

Serves 2

This Nespresso Master Origin Colombia coffee is by far my favourite from the range. It’s so well-balanced and offers a full-mouth experience for me. With that said, I really wanted to take that beautiful berry note that I was picking up in the coffee and transform it into one of my favourite summer drinks, a sangria. Get ready to have an incredible festive experience as you make this in big jugs around a table and enjoy the sunshine. It’s refreshing and extremely unique, so it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser.

What you Need

2 capsules Nespresso Master Origin Colombia, brewed as lungos

3-4 ice cubes

200 ml water

1⁄4 cup mixed berry juice

1⁄4 cup strawberries, chopped

1⁄4 cup blueberries

1⁄4 cup raspberries

50 ml sugar

Drop or two of Aroma Strawberry

What to Do

1. Brew coffee and add to a shaker with 3 ice cubes, add mixed berry juice and berries

and shake.

2. Top up with 200ml of cold water.

3. Put sugar and water into a pot and bring to a boil, add 1-2 drops of Aroma Strawberry and reduce heat. Simmer until reduced and thickened, then remove from heat and allow to cool.

4. Add 10-15 ml of strawberry sugar syrup to the berry juice and coffee and stir.

5. Serve berry and coffee mixture in a glass over some more ice, with or without fruit.

 Coffee, G & T

Coffee G&T

Serves 1

This Nespresso Master Origin Nicaragua coffee is by far the easiest-drinking espresso in the range. It’s beautifully sweet due to a very interesting “black honey” process they do in Nicaragua. When I experienced this coffee I thought about ease, I thought about that stress-free kind of day we all desire. With that said, I don’t know about you but there is no easier drink than a G&T on a summer’s day. The unique experience here is taking the time to prepare, ahead of time, your coffee ice blocks that infuse the perfectly balanced and unique coffee gin and tonic.

What you Need

2 capsules Nespresso Master Origin Nicaragua, brewed as lungos

1 tsp honey

35 ml local Gin

Ice cubes

250 ml tonic water

Lemon peel, sliced, to garnish

What to Do

1. Brew the coffee.

2. Add honey to coffee and stir; allow to cool.

3. Pour most of the coffee into ice cube trays, reserving 10ml.

4. Put ice tray in the freezer and allow to freeze. Keep frozen until ready to serve.

5. Place 2-3 coffee ice cubes in a glass.

6. Pour gin over ice cubes.

7. Add 10ml of chilled coffee and then top up with tonic water.

8. Add a piece of lemon peel to garnish and serve.

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The J Martini

Serves 1

Nothing makes you feel more like a million bucks than sipping on a sophisticated martini. This is the experience I have when I tasted the extremely elegant Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia coffee. For this recipe, I wanted to create an easy-drinking and delicious martini-inspired drink that was rooted in hazelnut and coffee. Who doesn’t love coffee and chocolate? So, here’s the perfect welcome drink for the next party you decide to host.

What you Need

1 capsule Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia, brewed as a ristretto

1 capsule Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia, brewed as a lungo

10 ml Nutella

3-4 ice cubes

Chocolate balls, to garnish

Large toothpicks

What to Do

1. Add the ristretto shot to the Nutella and mix together.

2. Add the lungo coffee to a shaker with the ice cubes and shake until chilled.

3. Add 2-3 ice cubes to a glass and pour the coffee mixture over the ice cubes.

4. Top up with the chilled coffee from the shaker.

5. Serve with a chocolate ball (or two) on a toothpick to garnish.

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Citrus Egg Coffee

Serves 1

Nothing feels more like summer to me than citrus. What I love about this Nespresso Master Origin Ethiopia coffee is the subtle citrus notes that it carries and I wanted to make sure that the citrus taste is carried through in this recipe. Inspired by a coffee drink we used to have often as a family that used condensed milk, I wanted to expand on that taste and I believe I created a masterpiece. It’s a unique dual experience of an almost cold orange custard that floats on top of the cup, mixed with the beautiful espresso shot and a simple orange syrup. Out of all the recipes I created for the Nespresso Master Origin range, this has to be my favourite.

 What you Need

1 capsule, Nespresso Master Origin Ethiopia brewed as a lungo

20ml freshly squeezed orange juice

50ml sugar

50ml water

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons condensed milk

What to Do

1. Put sugar, water and orange juice into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes until a syrup forms. Remove from heat.

3. Brew the coffee.

4. Put the egg yolk and 2 teaspoons of the condensed milk into a small deep bowl and whisk together until frothy.

5. Add a tablespoon of the brewed coffee and whisk it into the mixture.

6. Pour the remaining brewed coffee into a lungo coffee mug, add a teaspoon of orange syrup and stir.

7. Add the frothy egg mixture on top and serve.

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