Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Nespresso Le Cube

Genuine legends, new legends, and those somewhere in between crave caffeine. This was no better demonstrated than at the Guitar Hero II Grammy Gifting Lounge where Nespresso presented the perk-y with their latest. We're not coffee drinkers, but the BeansTalk staffer who joined us was and loved it. The verdict: yum.

Here’s a bit of dish of who received one:

Gnarls Barkley's Danger Mouse
-John Legend - As John's group was trying to pull him out of the gifting lounge he said, "Hold on! I want to get my espresso machine!"
-Lionel Richie - Lionel was visiting the Nespresso booth and called out to Smokey Robinson to come over and check out the machines. He said, "Smokey, you got to come over and see this; it's coffee in a capsule." He continued, "You're going to give me a machine?! Bless you!"
-Ciara - "I have one of these, they are the best machines."
-Rascal Flatts - Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus & Joe Don Rooney
-Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith
-Smokey Robinson
-Stevie Wonder - Stevie wanted to experience the machine for himself and made himself an espresso. After Stevie walked through the steps to create make an espresso himself he said, "This is so cool!"
-The Police's Andy Sommers & Stewart Copeland
-Wyclef Jean - Wyclef ended up doing a free style jam right before heading out of the lounge, treating all the vendors with a small mini-concert. When he visited the Nespresso booth he said, "this machine is HOT!"
-Corinne Baily Rae
-Danity Kane
-Jennifer Love Hewitt - Jennifer and her boyfriend loved Nespresso. They said, "We love these machines, they're great. I can't wait to get our own." They also continued, "my friend had one and it was the highlight purchase of his year!"
-Natalie Cole - She couldn't get enough espresso, she had to come back for seconds after signing an impromptu ballad.
-Natasha Bedingfield
-Nicole Scherzinger
-Reba McEntire
-Chris Rock - Chris briefly visited the lounge
-Terrance Howard - Also briefly visited the lounge
-Chris Brown
-Bill Rancic of the Apprentice
-Joan Baez

The word "espresso" comes from the Italian "esprimere", which means "to express".
This refers to the process by which hot water is forced under pressure through
ground coffee.

The exclusive system of unique coffee capsules together with innovative machine
technology enables Nespresso to capture all the character of a coffee and produce
a genuine, high-quality espresso every time. By employing the natural senses of
sight, smell, taste and touch, y you can enjoy a rich and intense sensory experience
and discover Nespresso – coffee, body and soul.