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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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San Rafael COE, Guatemala

A Cup of Excellence finalist, this lot is a shining example of the quality of coffee that Guatemala can produce.

Nestled on fertile soil from the overlooking Aqua and Fuego volcanoes and crossed by the Guacalate river, this micro-valley in Antigua allows the farm’s Bourbon crop to flourish in its stunning environment — resulting in an equally stunning cup profile.

This short capsule begins with notes of blood orange and raspberry, giving way to a long cocoa finish.

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Mandela Natural, Colombia

This exquisite lot from La Esperanza farm of Valle del Cauca in Western Colombia is a shining example of natural coffee at it’s finest. Manual picking and carefully controlled 36 hour fermentation, before two weeks of solar drying, develop stunning floral aromas in the cup with a fruity, complex sweetness.

Simply put, Mandela Natural is one of the most sensational capsule coffees we have ever displayed in our Rare genre.

Expect notes of wild strawberry, violet and a long blackcurrant 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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