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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

We're currently low on stock for these capsules, but we're expecting more soon. If you choose to order them, please anticipate a slight delay in shipping your order. Sorry! We don't have enough capsules in stock to fulfill that quantity. Register to be notified when these capsules are available again.

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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.

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The Geisha varietal is a relative newcomer to Finca Nuguo. Grown by the Gallardo family in Panama’s tropical Jurutungo region, this volatile varietal has since flourished — becoming a multi-award-winning crop and taking out 1st place in the coveted Best Of Panama.

This is an incredible honey processed Geisha, showcased exquisitely as a short capsule — expect orange blossom, towards crisp apple and lychee to finish.

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Lucas Melo is a third generation coffee producer from Colombia’s Narino region. To him, competition through the Cup Of Excellence program is a key factor in driving his farm’s consistently outstanding output. Grown at a staggering 2300masl, this microlot was recently awarded 9th place in Colombia’s COE.

A sweet and fruity washed coffee with notes of red apple, pink grapefruit and cashew.

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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