Coffee house rolls out new sweet and savoury espresso-infused menu across all stores

Coffee lovers rejoice! Independent coffee house Caffè Nero is the first nationwide retailer to combine the full-bodied flavour of its premium Italian espresso coffee with luscious crispy British bacon, to create the ultimate bacon sandwich. The coffee-cured bacon offering is part of an extensive espresso-infused menu available all day and exclusively at Caffè Nero from 17th April.

To create the unique taste of the bacon, it is cured for over 20 hours using Caffè Nero’s signature blend of coffee to achieve the perfect intensity of flavour. The result is a full-bodied taste, balanced with sweet notes of chocolate and nut.

The bacon is a signature ingredient that features throughout the coffee themed menu and includes: a classic ciabatta bacon roll, BLT sandwich, bacon sausage and egg breakfast pot, brie and bacon panini and bacon and chutney flatbread. A number of sweet treats have also been infused with the premium Italian espresso, including the soft centre dark chocolate espresso brownie and cappuccino cake with fluffy sponge and sweet coffee frosting.

Hannah McKay, UK Head of Food at Caffè Nero said: “We’ve introduced some delicious new options to the menu, with the aim of putting our coffee craft into our food, to give it a premium appeal. When it comes to enhancing a classic like the bacon sandwich, we knew the only match would have to be our signature blend. Rather than overpowering the great taste of bacon, our cold brew infusion marries perfectly with every mouthful, starting with notes of soft caramel and finishing with the distinctive smoky flavour of warm coffee beans. It’s bacon, but not as you know it and we’re confident that when customers take their first bite, they’ll be back for more!”

The bacon coffee infused food menu is just the start for the premium coffee house, with further innovations to follow in 2019.