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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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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.

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Yenni Esperanza Thermic Shock, Colombia

Hailing from the famous Finca Paraiso, Yenni has long been involved in the experimentation and ground breaking processing that the Colombian farm is so famous for.

Her Pink Bourbon lot has benefitted from a staggeringly exact level of processing to achieve the optimum flavour profile - washed with ozonated water, anaerobically fermented for forty eight hours, pulped, fermented again for two days at an exact 21˚C, and then thermal shocked twice at different temperatures to fix aromas, followed by controlled drying over three days - the results in the cup are truly unbelievable.

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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