Nespresso spills the new beans, two tonnes of stolen coffee found

April 13th, 2012

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$70,000 worth of coffee, five coffee machines  and a van have been recovered after having been stolen earlier this week.

News of the heist spread globally within hours and the police believe that when the thieves realised this they ditched the van and fled.

The police were alerted by a local person who saw the abandoned van and compared it to the image in the paper on a smartphone, reported the Vienna Times overnight.

Police have confirmed that the entire haul has been recovered.

Pinched from a wholesaler and coffee-roaster’s warehouse in the coffee house capital of Europe, Vienna, thieves had made off with two tonnes of coffee, five coffee machines and a van.

Vienna claims to have more cafes per head of population than anywhere else in the world and it seems that the crooks were unprepared for the resulted brouhaha.

Meanwhile in other coffee news, Nespresso has developed a new way to harvest the coffee bean for some surprising flavours.

The coffee capsule king has mixed things up by releasing a new Grand Cru capsule.

It might be difficult to distinguish between wine and coffee when Nespresso talks about the new Naora bean as having “notes reminiscent of wild black currants and blueberry.”

And like grapes, the bean’s flavour comes down to when it is picked.

Never before has meticulous timing played such a significant role in the creation of a Nespresso Limited Edition coffee,” says the company.

Over 1100 Colombian coffee growers have adopted new harvesting practices for the Naora bean.

If it's good enough for George, it's good enough fo us.

“Initially it was a challenge for them to work so radically differently than they have for generations – picking cherries that are violet instead of red. We transformed this basic principle.

“Naora is a delicately balanced, medium bodied coffee with a light bitterness and juicy acidity and an intensity ranking of 5 on a scale of 1 – 10. Split roasting balances the intense berry notes while maintaining moderate acidity.”

The Grand Cru coffee will come in a purple-pink capsule.

The 2012 Naora Limited Edition Grand Cru comes sealed in a purple-pink capsule, “reflecting its character of wild berries and the purple colour of the late harvest cherry.”

Having once had to sit on the washing machine to stop it from bouncing into oblivion, Keri is today delighted with the new (smoother running) technologies that make housework easier every day. A self-confessed lazy-bones, Keri seeks out quirky inventions that ease the human workload, such as the robotic vacuum cleaner (wow). And as soon as someone figures out a Jetsons-like self-cleaning house, she will happily lay her pen to rest and retire from appliance journalism. Until then, her pick is a fridge that will tell her smartphone when it's time to pick up more beer on the way home. Magic.

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