Food & Wine | Why Nespresso is my #1 Taste of Toronto Destination!

Taste of Toronto is one of my favourite events of the year, and I am so excited to share that the team at Nespresso has teamed up as the official coffee sponsor for yet another year. Gathering together some of Canada’s best in food culture, #TasteOfToronto will run from June 23-26th and I share all the reasons why the Nespresso Bar is my #1 destination while sampling my body weight in delicious food!

You’ll remember the photo above from last year’s delicious visit with Nespresso at Taste of Toronto, and so when I found out that this year it was back and better than ever, the Nespresso Bar quickly jumped to the top of my foodie To-Do List upon arriving to the festival. 

“Food enthusiasts will be indulged with choice with over 20 of Toronto’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants appearing at Taste of Toronto. Create your perfect tasting menu with over 70 taster sized signature dishes on offer. Look out for Different Pop Up restaurants at the festival, a daily-changing selection of Toronto’s freshest restaurant talent.”

Don’t get me wrong… knowing that among dozens of talented chefs, like Chef Michael Hunter of Antler, are coming (check out an amazing article by Novella Magazine here) is also exciting.. I mean… 


Having called the restaurant industry home for over a decade, I am a sucker for a man who can cook. To see the full lineup of participating chefs and restaurants make sure to click here.

But what can #TasteOfToronto attendees expect from their very own #TasteWithNespresso experience?

“Taste of Toronto guests can visit the Nespresso Bar to enjoy a free cup of Nespresso coffee paired with delicious canapes from partner chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano. … The 20×20 Nespresso Bar will feature a patio where guests can enjoy their coffee and canape pairing. Envivo Lungo, Nespresso’s newest and most intense Lungo Grand Cru, will be served during the day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Arpeggio Decaffeinato will be served during the evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.”


In the sun, among food lovers, I look forward to sampling the latest coffees from the brand that miraculously has helped to make me a morning person (click here to see how) – but don’t forget that it is one of the city’s busiest festivals. To purchase your tickets today and join us at an event that will have you smiling the whole day, make sure to head to

Just in time for the #TasteOfToronto experiences that await us all – Nespresso has launched the brand new Envivo Lungo. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some before tastings that will take place over the festival for those of you who join me at the Nespresso Bar and it is DELICIOUS!

Envivo Lungo - Capsule

Envivo Lungo Sleeve

“Envivo Lungo was specially designed for the morning byNespresso Coffee Experts. It is a long-cup that stimulates the senses through its high intensity and generous character. This dark roasted coffee is a blend of a distinctive Arabica from India with a Robusta from Mexico. In cup, it reveals a potent character and a full body, roasted notes and rich scents reminiscent of aromatic woods and gingerbread.”

With an intensity level 9, it’s yet another addition to my morning, afternoon and night routine to keep me going. Check out more details on this latest launch by Nespresso Canada by clicking here!

As a member of the “Coffee Connoisseur Club” in Canada (you’ll remember we announced the exciting partnership here) it’s my pleasure to tell you about the latest and greatest from Nespresso. To see the full range of products available for the coffee lovers in your life, click here.

And of course alongside the warmer weather and summer days ahead, join in the social media conversation with Coffee Connoisseur Club Members across the country by following @NespressoCA on Twitter & @Nespresso on Instagram. To show us what you’re favourite part of #TasteOfToronto is with Nespresso, make sure to use and follow the #TasteWithNespresso hashtag – I can’t wait to follow along in your adventures with you!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands and events we are working with, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We’d love to have you come along with us!

Photos: Nespresso, Taste of Toronto & Daniel Reyes


Daniel Reyes