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The coffee route from Istanbul to Venice

Inspired by the history and charm of the myths surrounding the coffee shops of Istanbul and Venice, Nespresso imagines and creates two new capsules that are a real journey through time to discover and relive the history of these places.

Venice and Byzantium were intrinsically linked for a long period of time: two different realities but linked by a history of passions, great personalities and incredible journeys. Spices, aromas, aromas, Venice contains the atmosphere of Constantinople between its canals and since the Middle Ages it has been a point of connection between East and West and the fulcrum of the birth of the first coffee shops.

Caffè Istambul and Caffè Venezia – limited edition available until the 21st of February – represent the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the coffee shops of the time and in these limited edition, with two different aromatic profiles, tell about this extraordinary city.

Here are two recipes and an inspiration to immerse yourself even more in the Byzantine atmosphere.

Oriental Cappuccino
1 capsule of Istanbul Café
10 ml of cinnamon syrup or sugar syrup
60 ml of hot milk foam
Cinnamon powder and ground cloves to be sprinkled on top of the foam

Prepare 60 ml of warm milk foam and pour it into the cup.
Add 10 ml of cinnamon syrup or sugar syrup and mix
Estrarre Cafè Istanbul (25 ml or 40 ml) and pour into the cup.
Add a pinch of cinnamon powder and powder.

Espresso with cardamom
1 Venice coffee capsule
0.5 cl of sugar cane syrup
4 green cardamom seeds
1 slice of lemon peel

Add 4 green cardamom seeds in a cup.
Add 0.5 cl of sugar cane syrup and mix
Remove 40 ml of Caffè Venezia
Dip a slice of lemon peel into the cup for 10 seconds and then remove it.

Risotto cicchetto with parmigiana and spices
A classic risotto alla parmigiana, well creamed with butter and flavored with spices, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, to be combined during the meal with an espresso – Caffè Venezia, what the chef of Gran Caffè Quadri di Venezia recommends. A sophisticated but simple pairing of understanding, easier to eat than to explain it.

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