Introducing the coffee machine you can control from your phone

04 Apr 2016


It’s a scenario many coffee lovers have dreamed about. Waking up in the morning, and programming your coffee machine to whip up your favourite brew, all from the comfort of your bed.

Well, now the dream has finally become a reality thanks to Nespresso’s revolutionary new Prodigio coffee machine. The handy new tech allows you to create the perfect latte, espresso or macchiato all from an easy-to-use app on your smartphone.

 A brew-tiful evening

To celebrate the arrival of this super-cool new product, we held a #CoffeewithCurrys blogger event this week. Guests were invited to a mini exhibition on 30 years of Nespresso innovation, plus a multi-sensory coffee-infused dining experience. The event took place at the luxurious G&V Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh – the perfect setting for an evening of scrumptious coffee-infused cuisine.

Nespresso spills the beans

The event kicked off in the early evening with an exclusive exhibition on Nespresso coffee machines. Bloggers discovered how the brand’s revolutionary machines have developed through the ages - from the very first “Classic” Nespresso to the Essenza and Lattissima, and now the Prodigio. Guests were amazed to discover just how much Nespresso has revolutionised our morning brews – both in the office and in the home.

After the exhibition, bloggers were welcomed to the main event of the night – a multi-sensory dining experience in the hotel’s VIP boardroom. Our coffee-lovers were treated to a scrumptious four-course meal of buffalo mozzarella, risotto, pan fried venison and coffee panna cotta. Each course had a delicious coffee component whether it was coffee jus, coffee custard or even better, coffee truffles!    

Giving it a shot

The decadent dining experience was designed to stimulate all of the senses, and to create an eating experience like no other. Coffee scented candles were scattered around the room, to add yet another dimension to the sensory experience of the evening.

Taking time to smell the coffee

Bloggers were even invited to wear a blindfold before they tried the mozzarella starter, to enhance the scent of the food. For the risotto main-course, the dish came under a cloche. Once released, it unleashed the aroma of the Nespresso coffee-infused dish. From the “oohs” and “ahhs” coming from around the room, it was clear the bloggers were loving it!

A whole latte fun

The fun didn’t stop there either. Once the scrumptious meal was over, it was on to after-dinner drinks. Bloggers sipped on coffee-infused Beccacinos, Charlie Chaplins and Strawberry and Basil Smash. By 9pm, everyone was definitely in great spirits!

An evening of perks

By 9pm, all the bloggers were feeling relaxed and fully immersed in the one-of-a-kind dining experience. It was also time for us to give out a prize for the best Instagram or Tweet of the evening.

A big congratulations to Cat Morley for her winning Instagram photo. Cat bagged a Nespresso Prodigio coffee machine, so she can now brew up more scrumptious coffee at home.

By 10pm, our evening came to an end and it was time for our guests to head home. Each blogger left with a packed goody bag of yummy Nespresso treats.

A big thank you to everyone who came along and made it such a smashing evening. And if you want to see more pics from the night, check out the #CoffeeWithCurrys hashtag on Twitter.

Love your coffee hassle-free? Shop the Nespresso Prodigio coffee machine now at Currys.