Double your coffee – double your pleasure!

June 30, 2009

When you drink your Espresso or long Espresso or coffee specialty like Latte or Cappuccino you want two things: to enjoy a great coffee-flavour and to get energized! The great flavour is delivered via the many different tasty blends of high quality ground coffee beans contained in the Lavazza BLUE and Lavazza Espresso Point coffee capsules. The energizing effect comes from the caffeine.

To double your pleasure and the energizer-effect Lavazza released something revolutionary: the bidose capsule!double_espresso_lavazza_blue

That coffee capsule is based on the Lavazza BLUE Intenso capsule, it contains the same kind of ground coffee from 60% Arabica and 40% Robusta coffee beans but also contains 40% MORE ground coffee!!! Considering that the usual Intenso capsule contains 8g of ground coffee, the total amount has risen to 11.2g!

With that amount of ground coffee, Lavazza BLUE Intenso bidose is the perfect basis for an Espresso that delivers the good-morning-kick for breakfast or various long-coffee specialties like Latte and Cappuccino.
It is also possible to brew 2 normal cups of Espresso with that capsule, but let’s be honest: everybody will succumb to the temptation of having a double-Espresso if they can, or am I wrong? 😉


What to drink in summer? Lavazza coffee!

June 24, 2009

Hey dear coffee-lovers!
Now, as the days get warmer and warmer and the sun is burning down bright from the sky you maybe wonder: should I drink my daily 2 or 3 cups of Espresso or just stick with cold drinks?

Well, actually there are 3 possible solutions to deal with that problem:
1. Don’t break your habits:  So what if it gets warmer? Just enjoy your Lavazza Espresso!
2. Make it cold: If you don’t like to consume hot drinks while it is also hot outside just drink Ice coffee!
3. Wait for the cold days: Sadly they will arrive sooner than you can imagine…

If you still have doubts about drinking Lavazza Espresso although it is starting to become summer, see how people on Hawaiian islands deal with the heat and the urge of drinking coffee:

See? Nothing to be afraid of! Enjoy your Lavazza Espresso in the sun 🙂

How to conserve your flavour

June 22, 2009

of Lavazza Espresso Point capsules. That can be a tricky thing, since two capsules for the preparation of excellent Lavazza Espresso are always packed together in a small sachet. This video shows how you can open the packaging, take out a capsule and rewrap the remaining capsule to conserve its fragrance:

It is the perfect solution for all of you who wondered if they have to drink two Espresso when they only wanted one 🙂

Already tried to EAT your Espresso?

June 16, 2009

Dear coffee lovers, this may not be the most recent news, but it is entertaining nevertheless and I only found it recently so it is news to me 😉 Okay, before we start on the topic at hand I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and the 2 weblinks I provided on friday, before diving in the comfortable bed sheets of wekend.

And now to the news: edible Espresso! Edible? Yes, you read right! Edible! It is a creation invented by the famous chef Ferran Adrià. He used newest molecular gastronomy echnology to bring us: Espesso! It is a kind of cream and the name originates from the words “Espresso” (of course) and “spesso”, which means often or frequently in italian. The name implicates that it is a dessert made of coffee and tastes so good that you will want to indulge in it as often as possible.

Nah? Anybody’s mouth already watering? Here is the recipe if you want to try it for yourself, and also a video which shows how it is done:

Cold Coffee EspumaEspesso
(by Ferran Adria)

– 325 ml cold espresso
– 125 ml heavy cream (33% fat)
– 75 g sugar
– 2-2.5 sheets gelatine

Soak gelatine sheets in cold water until soft.

Heat 100 ml of espresso to 60C/140F then remove from heat. Add sugar then stir to dissolve. Squeeze water from gelatine sheets well, add to hot espresso, then stir to dissolve. Add remaining cold espresso then set aside to cool slightly. Before gelatine sets, add cream, then stir.

Use iSi Gourmet Whip or Thermo Whip. Pour mixture into bottle, charge with one charger, then shake well. Chill for several hours before dispensing. Keep refrigerated.

Nice things for the weekend

June 12, 2009

I hope you have a good time on your weekend!
Enjoy and relax with a cup of Lavazza Espresso and surf on these websites for some interesting content.

Official Lavazza-site with nice pictures:
Challenging business game where you run a coffee shop:

Have fun and see you on monday 😉

Please tell me, how do coffee capsules work again?

June 5, 2009

Dear coffee and espresso friends, I received a lot of mails in the past few weeks and everybody is asking me the same question over and over again: how exactly do the coffee capsules from Lavazza work anyway?
So I decided to explain for the first time in detail how the coffee capsule system of Lavazza is working.
The systems I will talk about are the Lavazza BLUE and the Lavazza Espresso Point coffee capsule systems.

As for Lavazza BLUE, I will first explain what the abbreviation BLUE stands for:

Lavazza BLUE Logo

Lavazza BLUE Logo

B = Best
L = Lavazza
U = Ultimate
E = Espresso
So in short: Lavazza BLUE offers the best Lavazza ultimate Espresso experience 🙂

Origin of the capsule

A Lavazza Espresso Point capsule

A Lavazza Espresso Point capsule

The coffee plants are grown and the coffee beans harvested just like they are for usual coffee.
For Lavazza BLUE and Lavazza Espresso Point coffee capsules Arabica and Robusta coffee beans are used, which originate from middle and South America and Asia. The beans are carefully processed: peeled, roasted and ground.
Then the ground coffee is directly filled in the plastic capsules, vacuum-packed and aromatically-sealed. For Lavazza BLUE the coffee is packed in single units, for Lavazza Espresso Point it’s always two plastic capsules in one sachet.
The capsules are sold afterwards in batches of 100 pieces.

Two Lavazza BLUE capsules

Two Lavazza BLUE capsules

Preparation of coffee from a capsule
The Lavazza BLUE or Lavazza Espresso Point coffee capsule has to be prepared with the suitable coffee machine. For Lavazza BLUE that could be the LB 800 and for Lavazza Espresso Point the EP 800. These are the smallest models available for these two systems. The capsule is being put manually in a capsule holder, just like one would do with ground coffee when using a “normal” coffee machine. After insertion of the capsule you just flip

The LB 800 (EP 800 looks identical)

The LB 800 (EP 800 looks identical)

the button to start the brewing process. Boiling hot water is being pumped through the capsule with a pressure of 15 bars and flows out from the bottom of the coffee capsule right into your cup! You decide whether you want to drink a short or a long coffee by flipping back the button at the point of time of your choice.

After preparation you can lay back and enjoy a tasty cup of Espresso coffee with thick golden Créma, rich fragrance and incomparable flavour.

Please check out the Video from this Post to actually see how the coffee is prepared!