The right cup of coffee, steeped just the way you like it, is a gift. It’s an experience, if positive and powerful enough, that becomes a cherished memory. Whether it’s an espresso on a stormy morning or an iced coffee on a blistering afternoon, caffeine lovers know they can always rely on their favourite beverage. The elegant rituals we perform to make the drink are intimate and comforting—all the more so when done at home.
Coffee is culture: it’s been a framework for gathering together and celebrating for centuries. Now, it’s also the reason. Nespresso, a pioneering force in high-quality proportioned coffee and the gold standard for the industry, is stitching into its storied history a deft and stylish new thread. All (and only for) this summer, the tapestry will be in the adept hands of none other than Chiara Ferragni.
Ever the inventive fashion mogul, Ferragni has created for coffee drinkers a collection that blends Nespresso’s timeless charm with her own brand’s quirky, instantly-recognisable design. Their shared values—love of family, female emancipation, and sustainability—also permeate the partnership, with Nespresso’s environmental initiatives ensuring that your coffee aids the land and people it comes from.
With a range of machines stamped with both Ferragni’s distinctive flirting eye logo and the iconic Nespresso monogram, the collection sparkles with verve and style. Her distinctive, disruptive entrepreneurial spirit courses through every inch of the collaboration; she’s imbued Nespresso x Chiara Ferragni with an innate charisma that promises to bring an irreverent attitude and a pop of millennial pink to your kitchen.
“Chiara Ferragni is a trailblazing global entrepreneur and has led the way in setting trends across fashion, lifestyle and digital engagement,” Anna Lundstrom, chief brand officer at Nespresso, says. “As one of our most extensive brand collaborations to date, this exciting project showcases a fresh approach for Nespresso while supporting our creative vision.”
Ferragni, a born and bred Italian, knows a thing or three about coffee. With 24 million Instagram followers, a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, and a Vogue cover under her belt, she knows just as much about stylish innovation. “Nespresso really represents a contemporary way of living with its practical and smart approach to high quality coffee,” Ferragni says. “This is why I am so thrilled to work on this collection, filled with fun and luxurious designs.”
She has sprinkled a dash of bold girly-pop, like cinnamon or chocolate powder on your cappuccino, over Nespresso. The feminine and fun silhouettes are coupled with vibrant, funky designs—think prints, glitter, and patches—that epitomise the meaning of a summer back in the sun. Expect the unexpected on the outside, with the machinations to recreate the taste you know and love still present at the heart of the partnership.
Chiara Ferragni Essenza Mini ($188) and Chiara Ferragni Aeroccino 3 ($148)—also available as the Chiara Ferragni Essenza Mini bundle ($258)
The Chiara Ferragni Essenza Mini is the Vertuo Next’s compact, chic little sister, capable of preparing all kinds of espresso-based coffees. It was handpicked for the collection because of Ferragni’s love of light, classic Roman espresso. On the side, the Chiara Ferragni Aeroccino 3 will make your life a little more bubbly. It offers a quick way of frothing and steaming milk. In seconds, hot or cold milk froth will be generated, transforming an espresso into a delicious milky coffee. Perfectly matching the Essenza Mini, the Aeroccino 3 is stamped with a lively pattern showcasing the best of the two brands’ visual signatures.
Time to savour your favourite Nespresso drink at home? The Chiara Ferragni Coffee Mug is embellished with Ferragni’s most treasured pop colours and Nespresso’s totemic monogram, making it a trendy addition to your homeware collection.
No time for coffee at home in the morning? The Chiara Ferragni Travel Mug comes in a pretty pastel pink and is the ideal size for anyone who likes their cuppa on the go.
Only one question remains: what kind of drink will you make first? For your machine’s maiden voyage, we recommend Ferragni’s own signature go-to. Exclusively for Nespresso, she’s shared her secret recipe, combining her favourite iced espresso with a rich coconut flavour that makes for a playful, tropical taste.
Chiara’s Signature Recipe
Original Line Freddo Intenso or Vertuo Line Altissio (40ml)
4 x Nespresso Ice Cube (120g)
Coconut water (100ml)
Coconut milk (10ml)
Pink sugar (4g)
Light pink candyfloss
- Put a teaspoon of pink sugar in the glass.
- Add 100ml of coconut milk and stir till it is well-mixed.
- Add three Nespresso ice cubes.
- On the side, brew 40ml of coffee over one ice cube and shake.
- Gently pour coffee in the glass.
- Gently pour in the glass.
- Decorate with light pink candyfloss.
The limited edition Nespresso x Chiara Ferragni summer collection will be available on Nespresso’s online store and in all Nespresso boutiques from 1 July, 2021.