The new Nespresso Reviving Origins range includes Tamuka mu Zimbabwe, from Eastern Zimbabwe and Esperanza de Colombia, from Caquetá, Colombia. Until now, these coffees have been virtually unknown, slowly disappearing over the decades.
Tamuka mu Zimbabwe is described as bursting with complex fruitiness and zest, bright acidity, with notes of cranberry to red berries, and currant to grape. It has a creamy, smooth texture when you add milk, making it an ideal coffee for a Latte. It’s balanced and round and has sweet notes of caramel and toffee when mixed with milk.
Esperanza de Colombia is a mild coffee that is very light in acidity. It’s beautifully balanced and rounded and has aromas of yellow fruits with a hint of cereal.
Reviving Origins Tamuka mu Zimbabwe and Esperanza de Colombia are available now in Australia – one of only 18 countries to receive the rare seasonal blends, which Nespresso is working towards establishing as part of its permanent range through Reviving Origins.
Loïc Réthoré, General Manager of Nespresso Australia and Oceania, says: “Our Reviving Origins program gives us an opportunity to bring back forgotten coffees, boost economic development in regions where there has been significant adversity and share a completely new taste experience with Australian coffee lovers.”
In the late 1980s, Zimbabwean coffee farmers produced over 15,000 tons of coffee. As a result of climate factors and economic instability, by 2017, production levels were at less than 500 tons. In partnership with global non-profit TechnoServe, Nespresso has worked with the local coffee farming community in Manicaland Province, Eastern Zimbabwe, to establish sustainable farming practices. This investment has helped produce a higher quality Arabica coffee, which led to the Tamuka mu Zimbabwe.
Following 50 years of conflict in Caquetá, Colombia, farmers abandoned their lands and coffee almost disappeared from the region. Nespresso partnered with local farmers and the Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation to support the rebuilding of this industry. The result – Esperanza de Colombia.