Manila Bulletin

Some like it hot—and sweet

World-famous Swiss company produces new variant just the way the Japanese like their coffee

- By JULES VIVAS

There are four clearly perceived seasons in Japan per year. The Japanese enjoy tasting the ingredient­s of each season. The sweetness of rice is a taste they have been used to since ancient times. “The Japanese appreciate the naturally sweet taste of rice,” explains Nespresso coffee ambassador Rika Ueno, “so it is difficult for us to accept the unpleasant acidity that lowquality coffee is thought to bring.”

It is the search for this preferred flavor that led the people of Japan to add milk to dark roast coffee. With the spread of coffee culture, caffeinate­d drinks became a beverage for the Japanese to enjoy as they relax.

In pursuit of the coffee taste and culture Japan is used to, Nespresso created World Exploratio­ns Tokyo Vivalto Lungo. Born from the Japanese coffee lover’s affinity for the hot drink, one can enjoy a natural bitterswee­t taste, refined roast flavor, delicate flowery notes, and

‘The Japanese appreciate the naturally sweet taste of rice, so it is difficult for us to accept the unpleasant acidity that low-quality coffee is thought to bring.’

lower acidity. It is a delightful surprise to the palate, capturing the essence of this exceptiona­l profile with refined Ethiopian and Mexican Arabicas.

To maximize the new Tokyo Vivalto Lungo here are two coffee recipes.

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SWEET BARISTA Nespresso coffee ambassador Rika Ueno

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