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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.

Short Capsule Short

Las Margaritas Pacamara, Colombia

One of five farms in the Café Granja La Esperanza family, Las Margaritas is known to the workers as the ‘garden of varieties’, having built a reputation for producing competition winning coffees from a myriad of coffee types.

Their Pacamara crop takes up just over 6 hectares of the farm, and once fully washed the selected lot is dried under exacting, temperature-controlled conditions.

Picked for our Rare short capsules the cup is juicy and floral with a boozy depth. Sweet notes of purple grape and rose lead to a complex, rum-like finish.

Long Capsule Long

Girma Tekebo Natural, Ethiopia

The farm of Girma Tekebo sits within the famous Kochere woreda of South Western Ethiopia, and at 2050 MASL enjoys the ideal climate conditions for the curation of two ancient varietals. Native to the region, the Dega and Gurume plants flourish at the staggeringly high altitude.

Through the Ethiopia Cup, a micro-lot auction that rewards excellence, varieties that in the past would have been lost are given the space to shine, allowing us to pay homage to the diversity of the birthplace of coffee, and the country's many talented producers.

A 100% natural lot, in our Rare Long capsules we are enjoying the sweet floral notes of violet and bubblegum, with an assam-like finish.

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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