Coffee Festival coffees

New Nespresso-compatible ranges were among the products unveiled at the London Coffee Festival this week.

London-based Imported from Italy - the sole UK distributor of Caffé Cagliari - launched the brand’s Nespresso-compatible pods at the show. Sold in packs of 10 capsules, the range comprises five products including a decaf.

The business is setting up a voucher scheme so bricks-and-mortar retailers who introduce the brand to a consumer will earn commission if that customer goes on to buy product direct from Caffé Cagliari online.

UK start-up Cru also launched Nespresso-compatible pods, in espresso and flat white.

Luxury Viennese coffee brand Julius Meinl made its UK debut after opening an office in London. It has invested £500,000 in the UK launch as it seeks to fill a gap between small artisan roasters and large brands. The range includes single-origin beans as well as Julius Meinl President decaf.

Black Sheep Coffee launched with a single-estate Robusta Revival coffee that it claimed offered a “surprisingly different taste” to coffees made with arabica.

Exhibitor UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is launching Orang Utan Coffee - described as the first coffee that protects critically orangutans and supports farmers - exclusively in Waitrose next month.