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"The 18 year-old Denis Shapovalov wins the gut-wrenching tie-breaker against Rafael Nadal to move on at the Rogers Cup in Montreal"
It was a warm summer evening when Nespresso had invited us to join them at the Roger’s Cup in Montreal. It was the third round and players from around the World were battling each other on the hard, deco court all day in order to move unto the quarter-finals. As we walked towards the Nespresso suite, the Roger Federer vs David Ferrer match was in the midst of its third game and we could hear the crowd cheering louder as it neared its finish. Federer ultimately dispatched Ferrer in two games to one and moved onto the next round to face Roberto Bautista Agut. The evening continued on to the match between the Spanish-born, Rafael Nadal, the number one ranked player in the world, against the Canada’s own, Denis Shapovalov, who is ranked number fifty-one. Despite only being the third round, every seat in the stadium was occupied with fans who came to cheer for the homegrown kid and to witness one of tennis’ best players in action. While some may have thought that Nadal would make quick work of Shapovalov, the up-and-coming eighteen year-old put up a fight and held his own. In the end, it would be the Canadian teen who would emerge victorious and become second youngest ever to defeat Spaniard.
As we settled into the suite, we were urged to try the Nespresso-infused cocktails that were concocted by Rose from 1 ou 2 Cocktails. The Roma Del Sol and the Old Colombian cocktail both featured capsules from the coffee brand’s permanent Grand Cru range, the Roma Espresso and the Linizio Lungo.
For those who weren’t in the mood for a cocktail, Nespresso’s was also serving new their limited-edition capsules Barista collection. The coffee was crafted for those who enjoy their coffee with milk or as a delectable latte. The capsules have been presented in five different iterations, which consists of a duo for their VertuoLine and a trio for the OriginalLine machine. The first is an espresso & lungo capsule called the Barista Scuro Vertuo Espresso and Barista Chiaro Vertuo Coffee. While the OriginalLine features the Barista Chiaro, Barista Scuro, and the Barista Corto espresso capsules. Even though the intensities vary from 11 to 5, the application of milk will soften the flavours and open up new textures. If the milk is frothed, the coffee feels light and smooth with every sip, but retains its strong coffee notes.
Take a look at the photos from the day below and head over to Nespresso to learn more about the Limited Edition, Barista capsules, which are available now.
Words & Photography: Jon Carlo Tapia