A couple of months ago, I ended up with a very cool looking Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker at home. And not just the machine but the whole works, from a milk frother (a.k.a. aeroccino) to a colourful array of Grand Cru coffee capsules, right down to the minute details like cups and saucers, spoons and even sugar sachets!
Talk about a holistic Nespresso experience indeed.
All thanks to and made possible by CROWD, who sent me an invitation to participate in this programme. Curiosity about the hype over Nespresso — that has already taken the world by storm — sent me to the boutique in ION for an educational session.
That afternoon, coffee talks and coffee thoughts filled my head. From the cultivating, harvesting and processing of the coffee cherries, to the blending, roasting and grinding of the coffee beans; never let it be said that coffee is easy. There’s a lot of knowledge behind it.
Meet the Pixie above.
This is the smartest and smallest Nespresso machine to date.
Smartest, because cutting edge R&D enables users to create a freshly brewed cup of coffee in even less time than before as it heats up in less than 30 seconds.
Smallest, because breakthrough innovation of minituarized technology results in a sleek and compact new look, inspired by industrial minimalist design.
Nespresso’s premium coffee capsules works exclusively with Pixie so there’s always locked-in freshness and convenience with no mess.
Within each capsule is the world’s finest ground Grand Cru coffees.
Of course, before hauling the machine home, I sampled coffees of all sorts made by the experienced barista in the boutique. From espresso and latte, to cappuccino and even a limited edition vanilla coffee, I was on a high from all those caffeine in my system, haha.
P.S. The ease of use is really amazing. So idiot proof that even my technologically challenged mom can use it perfectly : )
There’s a GSS special which gives $80 discount on all Nespresso machine purchased at all authorised trade outlets island-wide.
An ideal gift for Father’s Day, perhaps?
#01-14, ION Orchard
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