If Cape Town Were a Coffee: New Nespresso Cape Town Envivo Lungo

Words: Crush

In a special tribute to South Africa, the world leader in portioned coffee has quite literally encapsulated the essence of the Mother City in its Cape Town Envivo Lungo, which forms part of the Nespresso World Explorations range. Cape Town features alongside 5 other cities in the collection, which allows coffee lovers to travel the globe through coffee by providing the in-cup result of these cities’ local tastes.

Nespresso World Explorations

Inspired by the diversity of local coffee cultures, Nespresso set out on a discovery of coffee preferences and rituals around the world. The result is World Explorations, a range of Lungo coffees that captures the sensations, the soul and the coffee tastes of some of the world’s most admired cities, which you can enjoy from home, at the touch of a button. The capsules in the range are also made using 80% recycled aluminium as part of Nespresso’s ongoing efforts and commitment to its sustainability and circularity objectives.

Nespresso World Explorations

Cape Town Envivo Lungo

Just like the city it’s named after, the Cape Town Envivo Lungo is bold and full of character.

“Cape Town Envivo Lungo perfectly reflects South Africa’s coffee tradition. Not only does its taste profile and intensity express the richness of Cape Town, its culture and lifestyle, but it also mirrors its coffee heritage and how South Africans tend to enjoy their coffee – a blend of Arabica and Robusta, enjoyed long and with milk, ” says Yassir Corpataux, Coffee Ambassador Nespresso MEA.

In the spirit of local flavour, Nespresso South Africa has collaborated with multidisciplinary Afrocentric artist, Baba Tjeko, whose bespoke artwork series will be featured throughout the launch of Nespresso World Explorations. Through his colourful geometric forms, Baba Tjeko tells a story of cultural traditions while highlighting Cape Town and its essence.

Beyond Cape Town, the range celebrates traditional coffee moments from around the world, inviting consumers on a journey that will enhance their tastes and enrich their coffee knowledge. This includes the Viennese coffee house culture, where coffee becomes part of a special trip and is enjoyed idly from morning ‘til night, and Argentina’s Merienda coffee break, observed late in the afternoon alongside sweet and savoury snacks.

Discover the Full World Explorations range

World Explorations Shanghai Lungo

Recognising China’s newly developed modern coffee scene, Nespresso’s World Exploration Shanghai Lungo captures the emerging Asian coffee culture with a distinctive light roast blend that combines Kenyan, Chinese and Indonesian Arabicas. The berry notes and fine acidity of the coffee is best enjoyed as a longer cup to appreciate the drinking experience like a local.

 World Explorations Buenos Aires Lungo 

In a nod to Argentina’s vibrant food scene where sweetness prevails, Nespresso’s World Explorations Buenos Aires Lungo blends a gently roasted Colombian Arabica with Ugandan Robusta, to deliver distinct cereal and sweet popcorn notes. Paying tribute to the city’s love for smooth long cups characterised by a sweet, milky flavour, it is best served with a generous drop of milk and sugar.

World Explorations Cape Town Envivo Lungo 

Reflecting South Africa’s preference towards Asian coffees, which have shaped local tastes over time, Nespresso’s World Explorations Cape Town Envivo Lungo blends Indian Arabica and Robusta to deliver an intense and full-bodied Lungo with a punchy, bitter note and woodsy aroma. Unfold the coffee’s smooth roasted notes with a splash of milk to enjoy it like a local.

World Explorations Stockholm Fortissio Lungo

 Taking consumers on a leisurely wander through Stockholm, Nespresso’s World Explorations Stockholm Fortissio Lungo recreates the aromatic profile of a Swedish coffee by coupling Monsooned Malabar with Colombian Arabica for an intense, sweet cup with a hint of bitterness. To taste this cup like a true Swede, we suggest serving this flavourful coffee with friends and family over a plate of cinnamon rolls.

World Explorations Tokyo Vivalto Lungo

The Japanese enjoy a richer coffee with balanced, elegant aromas. The aromatics of the cup of Nespresso’s World Explorations Tokyo Vivalto Lungo, capture these preferences with refined Ethiopian and Mexican Arabicas that deliver a complex, floral cup with a hint of acidity. To enjoy like a local, extract this long black cup and take time to savour its aromas. 

World Explorations Vienna Linizio Lungo

Taken from Vienna’s coffeehouse tradition, Nespresso World Explorations Vienna Linizio Lungo pays homage to the many recipes and smoothness of Viennese coffee, pairing sweet Brazilian and Colombian Arabicas, lightly roasted by our experts to enhance the malty and aromatic notes in the cup. For an authentic coffee experience, this Lungo is suggested to be topped up with hot water for an even longer cup and served with a slice of cake.

RECIPE BY ZOLA NENEL: Spiced Coconut Coffee

An explosion of tastes to take you to the southernmost tip of Africa. The Spiced Coconut Coffee is inspired by the flavours of a Koesister.

Zola Nene Recipe Nespresso

Your senses come alive with this dynamic pairing of World Explorations Cape Town Envivo Lungo and some classic South African tastes. Sweetness, tang, and spice all come together with this Lungo coffee’s intense woodsy aroma in a tasty explosion. Whipped cream brings the smooth and silky texture to the vibrant flavours of ginger and apricot jam.


For the Spiced Coconut Coffee

  • 1 Nespresso Cape Town Lungo
  • Spiced Syrup** to taste
  • 1:1 Coconut Milk & Milk (frothed)
  • Zest of a fresh naartjie

For the spiced syrup

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp aniseed
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger

Let’s Make it

To prep the serving cup:

  • Rub the rim of the cup with a cut slice of naartjie, then dip into the desiccated coconut to coat the rim.
  • Make Nespresso coffee in the prepared cup, then sweeten with spiced syrup to taste.
  • Top with frothed milk combo then zest over some fresh naartjie to finish.

For the spiced syrup:

  • Place sugar, water cardamom, aniseed and ginger into a pot, then place on medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Simmer for 5-minutes then set aside to cool.
  • Once cool, strain to remove the spices, then store in a jar in the fridge.

The Nespresso World Explorations coffee range is available online and at Nespresso boutiques.

Follow the #NespressoWorldExplorations and #CapeTownEnvivoLungo conversation on social channels. And remember, Nespresso’s aluminium capsules are infinitely recyclable, so enjoy your coffee responsibly.

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