5 Coffee Recipes You Can Make Right At Home

Not Your Ordinary Coffee Order: 5 Recipes You Can Make Right At Home


October 13, 2018
Read Time: 5 minutes

You don’t need to leave the house for a premium, café-style coffee experience



Let’s talk coffee appreciation. When was the last time you were taken around the world by a delicious artisanal cup of the good stuff? Chances are coffee at home isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.


Our predisposition is to think “premium” is to “café” (complete with a barista whipping us up expertly-concocted coffee recipes), whereas “regular coffee” is to, well, “regular days at home.” But believe it or not, there’s a way to bridge the gap and bring an elevated café experience straight to our kitchens. It starts with coffee roasters like Nespresso: here to lead us all in-home coffee renaissance.


For Nespresso, this coffee renaissance doesn’t at all mean straying from tradition. In fact, the brand’s latest creation circles back to the “Master Origin” blends: five countries, five journeys of discovery and five incredible coffee sensations. The new collection, aptly named “Master Origin,” rounds up the finest crafts from five major coffee capitals: Ethiopia, Indonesia, Colombia, Nicaragua and Indonesia.


So, you’ve got the coffee capsules. What comes next? Scroll through to find out how you can bring out and enjoy the different flavor profiles of each of these origin beans right in the comfort of your own home. We’ve got just the recipes for you:


Indonesia Discovery”
Featuring: Master Origin Indonesia

Flavor Profile: Distinctly rich with a wild, woody taste

Fun fact: Indonesia is as well-known for its cocoa as it is for its coffee. This recipe, the Indonesia Discovery, allows chocolate and milk to soften and enrich the woody notes of this Master Origin. The crunchiness of chocolate chips add an interesting island kick to the drink, too.



  • Master Origin Indonesia
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Skimmed Milk
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (coarsely chopped)


  1. Pour the chocolate syrup into a large glass.
  2. Froth your milk (about as much milk as you would use in a latte macchiato) and pour it into the glass.
  3. Place the capsule into the insertion slot, pull the lever down and press the espresso button. Pour the espresso shot into the milk froth.
  4. Top it off with some dark chocolate chips.


“Ethiopia Lemongrass Refresher”
Featuring: Master Origin Ethiopia

Flavor Profile
: Flowery and bright

The local farmers in Ethiopia have perfected the ancient dry-processing technique over many years, drying their whole coffee cherries in the highland sun to cultivate delicate fruity flavors. Inspired by the use of citrus and herbs in Ethiopia’s teas and infusions, this drink brings out the floral and jammy fruit notes in Master Origin Ethiopia.



  • Master Origin Ethiopia
  • Lemongrass tea (Sweetened)
  • Honey
  • Ice


  1. Put 15 ml of honey into a tall glass.
  2. Add 3 to 4 ice cubes depending on the size.
  3. Add 100 ml of lemongrass tea.
  4. Place the glass under the coffee outlet.
  5. Place the capsule into the insertion slot. Pull the lever down and press the espresso button.
  6. After the extraction, garnish the beverage with a lemongrass stem.
  7. Serve with a straw.


India Ginger Lemon Refresher”
Featuring: Master Origin India

Flavor Profile:
Intense and spicy

The powerful wet monsoon winds sweep into India’s Malabar coasts for months and partner farmers harness their power to cultivate a coffee of incredible intensity. The India Ginger Lemon Refresher makes for a thirst-quenching drink with its spicy twist.



  • Master Origin India
  • Ginger lemon tea (Sweetened)
  • Honey
  • Ice


  1. Put 3 to 4 ice cubes (depending on the size) into a tall glass.
  2. Pour in 100 ml of ginger lemon tea.
  3. Put a separate demitasse under the coffee outlet.
  4. Place the capsule into the insertion slot, pull the lever down and press the espresso button.
  5. After the extraction, stir in 1/2 tbsp of honey with the coffee.
  6. Pour the coffee lowly on top of the tea.
  7. Garnish the beverage with a lemon wedge then serve with a straw.


“Nicaragua Sweet and Crunchy”
Featuring: Master Origin Nicaragua

Flavor Profile: Sweet and harmonious

In the highland vales of Nicaragua, the black honey coffee is hand-raked every hour under the hot sun to absorb the sweet flavors from its fruit. With the Nicaragua Sweet and Crunchy, you can enjoy the sweet aroma of banana, taking you into the local Nicaraguan kitchen and crunchy corn flakes.



  • Master Origin Nicaragua
  • Banana Syrup
  • Skimmed Milk
  • Corn Flakes


  1. Pour 5 ml of banana syrup into a cappuccino cup.
  2. Froth your milk and put it in cup, right up to the brim.
  3. Place the capsule into the insertion slot, pull the lever down and press the espresso button. Pour the espresso into the cup.
  4. Decorate with a few corn flakes on top.


“Colombia Mango Fizz”
Featuring: Master Origin Colombia

Flavor Profile: Fruity and vibrant

Nespresso introduced the late-harvest technique to the high forests and rolling hills of Colombia, with the coffee left to mature on the branch much later. With each new day, every individual cherry is assessed and will only be picked when perfectly ready. Bring out the coffee’s fruity aroma and enjoy a truly refreshing beverage with the Colombia Mango Fizz.



  • Master Origin Colombia
  • Sparkling Water
  • Mango juice
  • Simple Syrup


  1. On a tall glass, pour in 60ml of mango juice.
  2. Add 40 ml of sparkling water.
  3. Add 3 to 4 ice cubes depending on the size.
  4. Place an ice shaker under the coffee outlet.
  5. Place the capsule into the insertion slot, pull the lever down and press the espresso button.
  6. Add 10 ml of simple syrup into the coffee, Add ice then shake until coffee has doubled in amount.
  7. Pour the ice shaken coffee slowly on top of the mango mixture.
  8. Serve with a straw.


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Here’s your invitation to indulge in world-class coffee blends made a little more interesting. Try these delicious recipes and discover new ways to enjoy your dark brew whether hot or over ice.


The Nespresso Master Origin coffee range is available at the Nespresso Boutique at Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati, through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Centre (+63 2 477 7870) and online at www.nespresso.ph.



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