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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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Maputo Honey Sidra, Ecuador

We are extremely excited to return to the prize-winning Finca Maputo in Ecuador for our new Rare capsule offering - the incredible quality of this honey processed Sidra truly shines in the cup, and the chance to showcase it for a second season was something we simply couldn’t turn down.

Fruity, tangy and sweet, expect notes of IPA and blueberry with a long white-sugar finish.

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Demissie Edema Natural, Ethiopia

Guji in Western Ethiopia is famous for producing stunning, award-winning coffees. This natural microlot from Demissie Edema is a result of his tireless dedication to elevating his farm's potential, proudly continuing the region’s history of excellence. This Heirloom lot was submitted to the Ethiopian Cup — an auction celebrating the very best of the country's specialty coffees — and established the Edema farm as a glowing beacon of quality in the region.

We are thrilled to present this lot in our latest Rare long capsule — expect a fruity, almost tea-like cup, with notes of plum, peach and honeysuckle.

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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