Who says Grands Crus aren’t for breakfast?

Nespresso launches first UK café in the heart of London

Café Nespresso opened its doors to its first customers today on Cheapside in the City of London. The Café is part of a joint venture with premium food caterer DO&CO and is the first UK café pilot to launch following a successful pilot last year in Vienna.

The new café encourages customers to ‘Find Your Unusual’ and try something different. It will offer the opportunity to taste 11 Grand Cru coffees from the Nespresso Business Solutions range which has been designed specifically for the restaurant, hotel and office sector. On offer will be an array of gourmet coffee recipes and non-alcoholic coffee cocktails prepared by skilled Maestros. So whether you are tempted by a rose cappuccino, a macaroon latte, an iced macchiato or a mojito coffee, there is a wide range of blends and flavours for the most discerning coffee enthusiast.

Customers will be served by specially trained Nespresso Maestros, who will provide expert advice to customers on their coffee options, the origin of their blend and even the perfect food accompaniment. Café Nespresso will be a complete experience for the coffee connoisseur.

London has a thriving coffee culture but Café Nespresso is a unique premium café experience. The UK is fast becoming a nation of coffee experts and as we grab our morning latte we want to know it is personalised to our tastes. Café Nespresso will offer 11 distinct blends of coffee, which we source from among the top two percent of quality coffee grown worldwide. Our Maestros will guide customers to find their perfect drink from a large array of recipes and combinations, creating an entertaining experience for all,” said Francisco Nogueira, Managing Director of Nespresso UK & Ireland.

A unique gourmet experience that redefines routine

As part of a joint venture with food caterer DO&CO, premium food will also be available to enjoy. Customers will be able to sample a selection of savoury and sweet premium delicacies, such as paninis, seasonal salads, macaroons and pastries.

Attila Doğudan, DO&CO Founder, said: “We are delighted to partner with Nespresso in this exciting new venture. Our menu has been specifically designed to complement the high quality coffee on offer in the café. We have carefully selected the very best food parings to give customers a variety of options for those special coffee moments.”

All food and beverage options will be available to take away to cater for customers’ busy lifestyles and the desire to enjoy their favourite Nespresso coffee moment while on the go.

Experience the first digital and fully automated Nespresso Boutique

Café Nespresso will feature the UK’s first Nespresso Cube. The N Cube, which has been successfully launched in seven other countries, is an automated self-service boutique, where customers will be able to buy the range of 24 Nespresso Grands Crus and Limited Edition coffees. The innovative machine prepares personalised multi-product orders in minutes, thanks to a robotised order-picking system.

The Nespresso Cube contains up to 4,800 sleeves of all the Nespresso Grand Cru coffees for the home. Club Members will be invited to enter their Nespresso Club Membership number or online login details to access their personal Nespresso accounts and purchases can be made with a credit or debit card.

As part of our sustainability commitments, a recycling collection point will be available for customers to return their used capsules. Over 5,000 collection points are now available throughout the UK and customers can also organise for a collection of their used capsules directly from their home. Sustainability is embedded into our business and begins on the coffee farms, where we work directly with more than 70,000 farmers through our AAA Sustainable Quality Programme to improve economic, environmental and social impacts for farmers and their communities.

“Café Nespresso is the latest innovative experience from Nespresso. The new Café is designed with our customers in mind and aims to provide a unique and exceptional café experience. Combining gourmet cuisine and high quality coffee, Café Nespresso is an experience like no other and one tailored to contemporary living. We take pride in providing our customers with exceptional experiences and new opportunities to enhance their knowledge of coffee and this is what Café Nespresso will do”, added Nogueira.

Café Nespresso will be open six days a week: Monday – Friday, 6.30am -7pm, and Saturday: 10am – 6pm. The venue will also be available to hire for events.

Café Nespresso is 100 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DT.

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