Nespresso introduced Intenso VertuoLine™ Grand Cru coffee.

Designed for the American coffee drinker, the VertuoLine™ system – introduced in 2014 – is the first Nespresso system that brews both American style large-cup coffee and authentic espresso. VertuoLine™ altered the way that coffee is brewed by using unique Centrifusion™ bar code reading technology. This technology guarantees that each cup is prepared and finished with a generous crema.

The Intenso Grand Cru is the newest permanent addition to the VertuoLine™ coffee range and was developed specifically to meet the needs and desires of intense coffee-lovers by providing the richness of an Italian espresso, in the size of a regular cup of coffee. Intenso, is the strongest aromatic coffee in the VertuoLine™ Grands Crus range with an intensity of nine on the Nespresso scale of one to twelve.

Only the top one to two percent of the world's coffee supply meets the rigorous quality standards to become Nespresso Grands Crus. Intenso is a blend of the highest quality Guatemalan Robusta and Latin American Arabica coffee beans that undergo a two-split short and dark roasting process. This process gives Intenso its bold brown sugar and roasted notes that take the level of intensity to exceptional levels.