Premium coffee house brand Caffè Nero ushers in the holiday season with its all-new Christmas menu, launching Thursday 2nd November. The menu features a delicious mix of new and returning favourites, that perfectly capture the holiday spirit. And to enhance your experience, they’re also introducing an exclusive Winter Blend.

Encapsulating the essence of Christmas magic, the Winter Blend adds a dash of seasonal flavour to every sip. Made with 100% Arabica beans from El Salvador, Honduras and Ethiopia, and with notes of plum, praline, orange and a hint of spice. Caffè Nero’s expert baristas recommend pairing this with their all-new Christmas speciality coffee range, or alternatively, you can enjoy it as a festive twist on your favourite classic coffee drink.

The 2023 festive line-up will see five new mouthwatering additions hit menus nationwide, including the Panettone Latte, Florentine Mocha, Millionaires Hot Chocolate, Sticky Toffee Pudding Cheesecake, and Millionaires Cake, alongside returning favourites back by popular demand, such as the Mince Pies and Pigs Under Blankets Panini.

Kicking off the festivities and set to be the hero drink of the season, is the Panettone Latte; a true testament to Caffè Nero’s Italian heritage. Inspired by the classic Milanese Christmas cake, panettone, this indulgent delight features sweet bakery notes, mixed with their Classico coffee, and finished off with a burst of citrusy zest. Whether you prefer it hot or iced, it’s a festive treat to delight the senses!

Next in the line-up is the Florentine Mocha; a true masterpiece inspired by Italy’s rich culinary tradition. Think nutty, fruity, and heavenly sweet chocolate notes, expertly blended with Caffè Nero’s beloved Classico coffee, creating an explosion of flavours that will delight your senses. And the best part? You can crown this masterpiece with your choice of velvety whipped cream or a luxurious dairy alternative for that perfect finishing touch.

But wait, there’s more! Brace yourself for the ultimate indulgence, the Millionaires Hot Chocolate. Caffè Nero has transformed the popular sweet treat into a one-of-a-kind show-stopping beverage. Think sweet cocoa notes with a rich caramel syrup, all topped with a new chocolate cream crafted from luxury chocolate, dairy cream, and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Get ready to be wowed!

For savoury enthusiasts the brand is bringing back their beloved crowd-pleasers. First on the menu is the hugely popular Turkey Feast Focaccia. Imagine succulent turkey, crispy bacon, flavourful stuffing, and a generous drizzle of cranberry sauce, all nestled within soft rosemary focaccia. But that’s not all, customers can also enjoy the returning Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Panini, a cheesy delight in a stone-baked panini or, the new Pigs Under Blankets Panini, featuring porky delights with a delicious balsamic twist, making every bite unforgettable.

Plus, vegans, they’ve got you covered too! The much-loved Vegan Festive Feast is making an epic comeback, offering a plant-based delight that will satisfy your cravings and leave you coming back for more.

And the sweets? They’re nothing short of heavenly. Caffè Nero’s Classic Mince Pie and Luxury Amaretto Mince Pie are making a triumphant return this year. And guess what? The Luxury Amaretto Mince Pie has been approved by The Good Housekeeping Institute for the second year running too. Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without them!

Plus, dessert enthusiasts can also indulge in the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cheesecake, a delectable transformation of the classic pudding into a sumptuous cheesecake. And let’s not forget the showstopper of the year – the Millionaires Cake. A moist chocolate sponge adorned with sweet caramel icing and finished with cubes of caramel shortbread. A must-try for a sweet and indulgent holiday season.

Will Stratton-Morris, CEO at Caffè Nero UK, comments, 

“As we’re getting closer to Christmas, we can’t wait to share our delicious festive line-up. We have produced a menu as premium as our coffee, which features returning favourites that you loved, making a return by popular demand, but also paired with innovative new flavours that redefine indulgence.

“We’ve put a lot of thought and care into this year’s menu. Our new range isn’t just a collection of delicious festive dishes, but it’s also a nod to the heartwarming Italian influence that defines Caffè Nero’s heritage. Every item has been carefully designed to help our customers experience affordable moments of indulgence and serenity, amidst the hustle and bustle of the festive period.

“And let’s not forget our limited-edition Winter Blend – the must-try of the season. It’s not just coffee; it’s Christmas itself captured in a cup. It’s all about making this time special for our customers, so here’s to a truly special season at Caffè Nero!”

These hot new additions are set to be the highlight of the festive period. And even better – the brand will also be running a special app promotion in the run-up to Christmas, with prizes such as your Christmas dinner from Waitrose, a stay at Champneys or a coffee machine (worth £1k+), up for grabs. More details can be found on the app:

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