Sips

Kick Off Summer With A Coffee (Win!)

June 27, 2024

Nothing says summer to us like an iced coffee. That’s why we’re buzzing about Nespresso’s launch of its Unforgettable Mediterranean Summer collection with refreshing iced coffee drinks—starring a new limited-edition flavour—and exquisitely designed accessories. Complete with sophisticated recipes made to evoke sun-drenched days, the collection comes in a mood-boosting colour palette thoughtfully selected in collaboration with Pantone. We chatted with Frederic Pasquier, Nespresso’s marketing VP in Canada, to learn more. —Vita Daily

The new summer collection is inspired by Mediterranean destinations. Can you share a personal favorite Mediterranean spot that influenced the collection’s design or flavors, and what special memories you associate with it?  

Nespresso’s summer collection, inspired by lavish destinations, brings back many memories, and I think it does for many people, as we all remember those cherished times we spent with our families, enjoying every minute outdoors in the sun, making the most of the longer, warmer days. For me, this summer campaign brings me back to the time I could spend with my grand-parents and my brothers in the south of France, cooling down with a fresh drink or an ice-cream on the terrasse or by the pool having the feeling time was stopping.  

As the collection was crafted to capture the essence of a dream holiday, it really hits the mark. The smell, the taste, and even the visual appeal all transports me back to those dear memories.

Working with Pantone to create a mood-boosting colour palette sounds exciting! How did the collaboration process go, and do you have a favourite colour from the collection that you think perfectly captures the essence of a Mediterranean summer? 

Nespresso collaborated closely with Pantone to select the colour palette that would best reflect our “Unforgettable Summer Memories” theme and transport our consumers into the sophisticated lifestyle of 1970s Saint-Tropez or the Italian Dolce Vita. The hero Mandarin Orange shade is reminiscent of beachside parasols, while Blue Lolite takes after Greece’s signature hue.

The Mandarin Orange shade is undoubtedly my favourite, as it evokes memories of long, sun-drenched days at the beach, bringing forth the vibrant energy and warmth of sunny days.

The Sunny Almond Vanilla and Coconut Flavour Over Ice coffees sound delicious. What was the inspiration behind these specific flavours, and how do they evoke the feeling of a Mediterranean holiday?

These coffees, inspired by Mediterranean’s towns, are designed to be enjoyed over ice. Each sip becomes a voyage and creates a lasting memory, from a refreshing Greek Freddo Cappuccino to the ever-stylish Italian Caffè Shakerato.

This year, we are excited to launch the limited-edition Sunny Almond Vanilla Flavour Over Ice. Made for warm summer days, this indulgent flavour is smooth and refreshing with a light-roast blend of Arabicas, perfect to cruise into a Mediterranean summer. You’ll also love the refreshing exotic taste of Coconut Flavour Over Ice, as the coconut flavour blends beautifully into the roasted, caramelly notes of a Latin American Arabica espresso.

The summer-ready machine and accessories are decorated with Pantone’s mood-boosting colours and the iconic Pantone chip. Can you tell us about any unique design elements or features that make these items stand out and enhance the overall summer experience?

What truly sets these items apart is the unique sensorial colour palette co-curated with colour experts at Pantone that shines through in various elements of our collection. The limited-edition Vertuo Pop machine and the Aeroccino 3 milk frother boast the vibrant Mandarin Orange shade, while Habanero Gold, Muskmelon, Aquarelle and Blue Lolite extends to accessories like the coffee mug and travel mugs. Even the packaging for our new Sunny Almond Vanilla Flavor Over Ice for Vertuo was co-designed with Pantone to perfectly encapsulate our ‘Unforgettable Summer Memories’ theme.

What’s your go-to summer coffee ritual using these new products? Any tips or recipes for our readers to enjoy their own unforgettable Mediterranean summer at home?

A Mediterranean Summer is synonymous with a relaxed yet vibrant lifestyle, where the pace is slower, and people take the time to enjoy every moment of their sun-drenched days. My advice is to embrace this culture and make the Mediterranean way of life your own! Pour yourself a refreshing cup of coffee over ice, and with its unforgettable taste, let yourself be whisked away to your dream holiday. The key? Take the time to savour each sip slowly, just as you would savour every moment of a Mediterranean escape.

One of my favorite coffees over ice is the Delightful Almond Vanilla Frost, a refreshing and indulgent beverage that combines creamy foam, nutty flavors, and a touch of sweetness for a truly satisfying treat.

DELIGHTFUL ALMOND VANILLA FROST

INGREDIENTS

  • Ice Cubes: 2 (60g)​
  • Honey: 15g​ 1.5%
  • Cold Milk: 120ml ​
  • Sunny Almond Vanilla Over Ice: 1 capsule​
  • Toppings: Slivered almonds, lemon zest and honey​

STEPS

  1. Into a small Barista Recipe Glass, place 2 ice cubes (of 30g each), and add 10g of honey.​
  2. Then, into your Aeroccino, pour 120ml of 1.5% cold milk, close the lid and press the cold foam button.​
  3. Once ready, pour the cold milk foam into the Barista Recipe Glass, over the ice and honey, making sure to leave a little bit of room at the top.​
  4. Extract 80ml of Sunny Almond Vanilla Over Ice into the glass.
  5. Top it off with slivered almond pieces, lemon zest and for a little extra sweetness, a drizzle of honey.​ ​

Win! A Nespresso Machine + Pods Prize Pack!

Congrats Rick I. of St. John’s, NL, who will receive a Nespresso prize pack, including a Pantone Pop machine & Sunny Almond Vanilla sleeves! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadailymedia. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.

share:

  1. Miranda

    June 28th, 2024 at 9:14 am

    Mandarin Orange!
    @movementmavenphysio

  2. Penelope Irving

    June 28th, 2024 at 10:54 am

    Mandarin Orange 🍊 is my choice!!!!

    @penelope_911

  3. LILLIAN BROWN

    June 28th, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    Love iced drinks in the summer and love the colours. Mandarin Orange sounds perfect and would be part of my daily ritual if I was the lucky person. On ig lillianmb23

  4. Anne Tam

    June 28th, 2024 at 3:18 pm

    @productgalyvr ☕️ @jcont1234

  5. jan

    June 28th, 2024 at 3:33 pm

    Iced coffee with a smidge of maple syrup
    @jan_leeu

  6. Tara

    June 28th, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    The almond vanilla sounds yummy! I just do cold brew, ice, some cream and milk, pure vanilla extract, brown sugar.
    @tara.elias.56

  7. l p

    June 28th, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    @belcantor24 thanks
    @asdsafel

  8. KAY burke

    June 29th, 2024 at 1:34 am

    Love cool iced drinks for summer

  9. Joy D

    June 29th, 2024 at 3:19 am

    The favourite colour from the collection that I think perfectly captures the essence of a Mediterranean summer is the Mandarin Orange.
    @joymariemd

  10. Rachel C.

    June 29th, 2024 at 3:41 am

    @daniellefebre

    @seafoodmwg on ig

  11. Mary M

    June 29th, 2024 at 8:36 am

    my friend @hdfraga I am @maryandcedar

  12. jeff

    June 29th, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    I love cold coffee @jconlinz instagram (my friend loves as well @ch.imagine)

  13. Mary D.

    June 29th, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    I know very few people who don’t like coffee, so there are too many to name, but here are a few: @mcguiremcclean @bluecanoe456 @loncaric.zeljka
    I have one a day exactly how I want it, no regrets.
    @msdanieli

  14. Wendy Hutton

    June 29th, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Love iced caps my friend @debfifi loves her coffee @wendyhatesjail2

  15. LeiK

    June 29th, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    @maildropk

    @leikps7

  16. Angela Massis

    June 30th, 2024 at 6:29 am

    I love a cold brew in the summer to cool off and so does @vmassis
    Mandarin Orange 🍊 sounds amazing @angmassis on IG

  17. Donna Maroulis

    July 1st, 2024 at 7:43 am

    Blue Lolite : Reminds me of my family in Kavala , in northern Greece. Beautiful sunshine and the bluest of water !

  18. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    July 1st, 2024 at 9:03 am

    Mandarin Orange 🍊 sounds good
    @LarsenBaldry

  19. Wanda Tracey

    July 1st, 2024 at 11:29 am

    I think of Rome or Naples when I think of the Mediterranean Ocean and sipping on my favorite cool drink would be the Mandarin Orange. The colors would remind me of the gorgeous sunsets they would have there. @bunnyscottage2

  20. Zenia

    July 1st, 2024 at 11:47 am

    I can’t do without my morning cup of coffee. And neither can my husband @planetonwheels
    IG @thezeniairani

  21. Jole Milic

    July 1st, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    Iced coffee for sure. Instagram Jole Milic

  22. klp

    July 1st, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    @asdsafel
    @conkatp

  23. Jenelle Fraser

    July 2nd, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    My partner loves coffee! @jenelleefraser

  24. Danny M

    July 3rd, 2024 at 8:19 am

    My wife loves coffee! @carole.ccm

    @maibdan

  25. Shelley Grant

    July 3rd, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    Wow this would be amazing! We love our coffee and this would make it so much better!
    Thanks for the chance! @nancygranthavingfun

    My instagram shelleylivinglife

  26. Sarah

    July 3rd, 2024 at 4:22 pm

    My husband and I enjoy ice coffee. It would be great to make our own and Mandarin Orange looks delightful.
    @countrylivingwithkids

  27. Kari

    July 3rd, 2024 at 8:02 pm

    @belcantor24

    @maildropk

  28. Louise Lormestoir

    July 3rd, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    Iced coffee for summer. @bella_loulou1

  29. Jan J.

    July 4th, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    My sis @reiriop and I’m @caperwheeljan on IG

  30. Michelle K

    July 4th, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing! Love the summery Pantone colour and summery flavours!

  31. Michelle K

    July 4th, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing! Love the summery Pantone colour and summery flavours!

    @michelle_quay (ig)

  32. Hillary Tubaro

    July 5th, 2024 at 9:12 am

    Love iced coffee in the summer or any iced drink

    @hbernosky

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contests
Shopping

get social

VITA

get more out of

READ THE MAGAZINE

Want the best, curated headlines and trends on the fly?

get more out of vita

Sign up for one, or sign up for all!

VITA EDITIONS