When Ted and I moved to Wanaka to live, we would make the 15-minute drive into town every morning for coffee. Invariably, by the time we caught up with friends, an hour or more had passed before we were home again. It wasn’t feeling very sustainable on any level, but my husband Ted is a serious coffee drinker and he couldn’t imagine getting his daily fix any other way.
And then we went to stay with some friends on Waiheke. We woke in the morning to the wonderful aroma of coffee wafting through the house, and as we sipped our coffee and took in the amazing view over the Hauraki Gulf, my fussy husband remarked: “Wow, this is great coffee!”
“Yes,” said Kate. “It’s Nespresso. Isn’t it good?
Ted headed to the kitchen to see how it was done and returned in no time with another cup – one he had made himself. Not only was the coffee fabulous, but it was a no brainer to make.
So as soon as we got home, it was off to buy a Nespresso machine and a big box of pods (we’re purple Arpeggio fans).
I love Nespresso’s commitment to establishing a sustainable coffee economy through all kinds of innovative programmes and partnerships, and the fact that there are more than 350 recycling collection points around New Zealand for the aluminium capsules. The easiest option is to hand them over the counter at your local PostShop in the NZ Post Recycling Bag, which you can buy from Nespresso for only $1.50. Job done.
Now Ted and I can enjoy our morning coffee fix in our dressing gowns if we want to, and take in our own glorious view over Lake Wanaka while we sip.
I love the little ritual that this cup of coffee brings to the day. It’s a little punctuation mark of pleasure that kicks off my morning and sets me up for whatever the day may bring. At the weekend we might partner it with a stack of piping hot Buttermilk Pancakes for the perfect breakfast pairing.
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