Nespresso and Elisava unite design and sustainability to enhance coffee tasting

14, March, 2022

Nespresso and Elisava

With the aim of showing the infinite recyclability of aluminum, thus promoting its recycling, and turning it into design elements, Nespresso and Elisava, Faculty of Design and Engineering of Barcelona, ​​have carried out a circularity project in collaboration for creating a functional object made from the aluminum of recycled capsules of the brand, which will also improve the sensory experience of tasting the coffee.

This project, which posed the initial challenge to the students of working with the recycled aluminum of the capsules to give it a second life, has been carried out through an Elisava Innovation Lab with a team of 11 students from the Master's in Product Design, the Degree in Design and the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering of Elisava.

After more than a year of work with different phases of ideation, prototyping, development, casting and machining of aluminum with the aim of manufacturing an object that would respond to the requirements of the project, the result has been a prototype of coffee tasting set that seeks to improve the sensory experience during tasting. 

Under the name of «Lirio», the first piece of the set is presented, ergonomically designed to bring aromatic notes closer to the sense of smell with the aim of evoking the origin of coffee. The second piece of the "Stem" is the result of the transformation of the traditional tasting spoon, maintaining its peculiarities that allow you to savor coffee like a professional barista. Finally, the "Colora" is presented as the final piece with which, thanks to its spiral shape, ingredients can be added to the cup of coffee, integrating the aromas with the natural oils to enrich the tasting. 

Nespresso and Elisava promote sustainability programs that are reinforced by this common project. The collaboration with Nespresso is part of the collaboration agreements that Elisava makes with the business environment. With these agreements, students, always tutored by professionals from the sector and by teachers from the school, have the opportunity to work in real business environments, beyond the training they receive.


You may be interested in continuing reading ...

Sustainable packaging for Slowmov
Núria Vila designed a compostable packaging for the Slowmov cafeteria in Barcelona. With the coffee well they made coffee ink, with Coyote Atelier, with which they stamped all their single-use bags ...
Consumption of beverage cans increased 4,6% in 2020
Photo: Lata Skol, the first beverage can in Spain (1966), and Naranjito can. In 2020 the consumption of beverage cans in Spain increased by 4,6% in volume, mainly driven by the higher con ...
Aimplas organizes its XNUMXst International Plastics Recycling Seminar
The recycling of plastics has been gaining prominence in recent years to become a key sector for the plastics industry. Aimplas, Technological Institute of Plastic, has organized ...
Interbrand redesigns Repsol's range of lubricants
The brand consultant Interbrand has redesigned the range of lubricants of the multi-energy company Repsol, which has redefined its portfolio in order to simplify it and unify it globally. ...
Apis launches a more sustainable cardboard container for its fried tomato
The fried tomato Apis, from the Extremaduran company, Carnes y Vegetales SL, Apis Group, is already present in the Spanish market in a new container, Tetra Brik "plant-based", which produces less impact ...
Supperstudio designs Christmas packaging for Dabiz Muñoz
Renowned chef Dabiz Muñoz launched a collection of nougats and roscones de reyes under his XO brand for Christmas, with the help of El Corte Inglés. Supperstudio has been the agency in charge ...
Sampling Innovations Europe, SL
Ramón Clemente, SA
Leca Graphics
We Are Aktivist, SL
Packaging Cluster
quad pack
LIASA The Cotton Industry
Translate »