Kiwi coffee brand Allpress has created its first capsule espresso, designed, it says, to deliver an accessible solution for those seeking to enjoy the brand’s coffee at home.
According to the company, the capsule took years of innovation to create and uses the same specialty grade coffee used by its cafes worldwide.
The capsules were crafted by reformulating its Allpress Espresso Blend to highlight the “caramel sweetness”, increase depth, and ground it “super-finely” for slower extraction. The grounds were then roasted at high temperatures to maximise the coffee’s solubility, recreating the same flavour of its cafe’s coffee, the brand added.
Allpress head roaster Zach Dowse says most coffee pods aren’t able to meet customers’ expectations when it comes to flavour, so the brand worked to create one product that could.
“This meant going back to the basics and thinking about how the Allpress Espresso Blend could be adjusted to work best as a pod,” said Dowse.
“We had to think about the roast profile, the mix of origins in the capsule and finally, finding the correct grind size that allowed the right amount of water contact and gave us the most balance to our cup.”
Founded in 1989, Allpress says creating the capsule coffee is one of the brand’s biggest ventures yet.
Allpress Espresso Specialty Coffee Capsule is available from its online store, in Allpress Roastery Cafes, from cafe partners, and specialty grocery stores nationwide for RRP $12 for a 10-piece pack and $70 for a 60-piece pack.