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The world of coffee is like a pyramid. All of the coffee that Colonna selects and curates sits right up the top of that pyramid. The coffees in this genre are the glint at the very tip of the apex. These coffees are sought after and by their very nature are in short supply.

Rare Capsules

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How this works

As the harvesting seasons change, so do the coffees in each Genre. We celebrate this seasonality by showcasing a variety of coffees in our capsules throughout the year.

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Short Capsule

Short capsules

An intense espresso beverage — bright and complex with a full-bodied intensity. Recommended shot weight 25g.

Long Capsule

Long capsules

A filter-style shot — elegant and light, showcasing a coffee’s delicate characteristics. Recommended shot weight 80g.

Our aluminium capsules are Nespresso® compatible and fully-recyclable.

Current rare genre capsules We currently have a different coffee for each rare capsule type.

Short Capsule Short

Milton Monroy Gesha, Colombia

The farm of Milton Monroy lies in the picturesque highlands surrounding Ibague, a city famed for it’s music and folklore, and the capital of Colombia’s Tolima department.

Born into a traditional coffee producing family, Milton’s dedication to his farm shines through in his dedication to constant improvement, and in 2012 he shifted his focus entirely onto the cultivation of specialty lots. This natural Gesha offering has juicy fruit notes of strawberry and raspberry, with a floral honey finish. A perfect selection for our short Rare capsules.

Long Capsule Long

Sebastian Gomez Natural, Colombia

Finca La Divisa, the farm of Sebastian Gomez, is a garden of wondrous diversity. Experimenting with a number of a varietals, each undergoes a strict ripeness criteria and hand selection process before being put forward for inclusion.

The Pink Bourbon variety, of which this lot is made, was discovered at 2100 masl in San Adolfo, Huila and offers a complex, sweet cup profile. Having offered this lot as whole bean we are now thrilled to showcase its qualities in our Rare long capsules.

Naturally processed, expect notes of pomegranate, sugar cane and lychee.

Try Foundation

Balanced, clean and complex — the building blocks of speciality coffee. Experience the Foundation Genre with 20 of our all-new aluminium capsules.


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