Two major housewares brands – Nespresso and KitchenAid – have joined forces to create a new espresso machine that takes just 25 seconds to create a cup of coffee.
In a statement, Nespresso said: ‘Our expertise in sourcing the highest quality coffees and delivering an exceptional coffee experience will now be complemented by the KitchenAid reputation for high quality appliances.’ It added that Nespresso sources its 23-strong range of Grands Crus from the world’s top 1-2% of green coffee.
Justine Hunter of Nespresso UK and Ireland commented: “We’re really excited to be entering into this new partnership with KitchenAid, an esteemed brand with a reputation for creating iconic and timelessly elegant innovations. We believe the Nespresso by KitchenAid machine perfectly marries reliability, luxury and sophisticated design, and will flawlessly showcase the premium quality of the Nespresso Grands Crus.”
The machine will be priced at £309 for the non-milk version and £349 for the milk version with Aeroccino. It has a variety of calibrations, which can be selected from the LED indicator. With a fast heat-up time of 25 seconds, it features aluminium and zinc die-cast elements and will be available in Onyx Black, Candy Apple Red, Empire Red, Medallion Silver, Frosted Pearl and Almond Cream.
A stainless-steel heating element guarantees precise temperature control and combines with a 19-bar pressure pump to ensure maximum flavour is extracted from the coffee. Settings include an auto power off button, while the used capsule container can hold up to 14 capsules and the removable 1.4 litre water tank is described as easy to fill and keep clean.