People from all over are finally emerging from their homes. They are going out to shop, meeting friends and family, trying out new adventures, and exploring places to eat and drink they have previously only seen online. They are in search of things and experiences that they have missed out on, or simply missed.
One of them is good, well-made coffee. Whether it’s a simple, no-frills black or fancy coffee cocktails, casual and serious coffee drinkers are thirsty for them. Let’s face it, the memorable experience of sitting at a table or at the bar, clutching a cup of your favorite coffee while music plays in the background and you hear and feel the familiar buzz of people passing by is a coffee-drinking experience that can never be replicated at home.
A big debut
For the first time since the pandemic, Nespresso Professional met members of the hotels, restaurants, and cafes or catering services (HORECA) in search of the newest and the finest at the World Food Expo 2022. There, Nespresso finally announced the entry of the sleek and efficient Professional line’s Momento Coffee machine into the Philippine market.
The big, bold launch saw collaborations with Michael Yu of Bolt Coffee, Marfin Mercano of Chefs du Partie, and Eduard Catudio of Savage and Helm through the first ever Barista Battle, in partnership with Monin—a brand known for its gourmet flavored syrups. They used Nespresso Finezzo Pro, an Arabica light-roasted classic with floral notes and refreshing acidity with the Momento machine, plus Monin syrup.
With taste, uniqueness, preparation, knowledge, and overall look as the criteria, Eduard Catudio’s creation called Pamahaw was declared the best of the best. From the Visayan word for breakfast, the cocktail is his interpretation of the ubiquitous Pinoy favorite—pandesal and coffee—using rum, lemon, and lungo then refreshingly iced. All of it capped (quite literally) with a toasted flat pandesal.
The jury was composed of Nespresso Philippines’ coffee ambassador JR Abril, Monin coffee innovation manager for Southeast Asia Fiona Tan, and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. Diaz described the winning coffee cocktail as “like drinking a spiked coffee iced tea with a lazy beach breakfast vibe.”
Catudio was awarded P5,000 in cash, his personal Essenza Mini machine, and Aeroccino 3 milk frother. He also won a Nespresso Professional coffee set and Monin syrups for the restaurant.
Elevated Philippine coffee-drinking experiences
The Nespresso Professional Momento is designed especially for meaningful coffee experiences within workplaces and businesses. It is a unique and helpful partner for businesses that want to deliver exquisite coffee without fail. According to Novateur Coffee Concepts managing director Patrick Pesengco, “Nespresso Professional puts forth the perfect solution for the coffee needs among HORECA and workplaces.¨
This state-of-the-art machine has already been elevating coffee appreciation in many parts of the world, like the USA and Europe. Soon, Philippine coffee enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and drinkers alike will be able to enjoy cup after cup. “It can elevate a customer’s dining experience, exceed a guest’s expectations, and show employees how much they are valued. And that is through our high quality yet simple-to-use machines as well as selection of exquisite coffees,” Pesengco adds.
“Creating meaningful moments through elevated coffee experiences has always been Nespresso’s objective, and this expands to the workplace and foodservice sectors,” Novateur Coffee Concepts managing director Patrick Pesengco says.
Nespresso has consistently delivered on—and even exceeded—expectations for remarkable coffee, whether in the quality of their blends or machines. Nespresso Professional’s Momento has an intuitive interface and capsule recognition system that allows for the preparation of a wide choice of high quality coffee and milk recipes. Business owners will surely marvel at its versatility with three machine options and durability. While cafe, restaurant, and hotel staff will appreciate the simplicity and ease of cleaning and repair.
“Creating meaningful moments through elevated coffee experiences has always been Nespresso’s objective, and this expands to the workplace and foodservice sectors,” Pesengco says. Through the Momento line, Nespresso Professional remains consistent in its industry-proven ease and convenience of use. Its name, after all, has become synonymous with sustainably-sourced, exquisite coffees, and reliable, long-lasting, and expertly crafted coffee machines.
Whether in board rooms or office building cafeterias, in outdoor cafes or al fresco dining, you will make a barista of even the casual observer with the Nespresso Professional Momento.