Morning Mantras: Starbucks by Nespresso Partners with Artist and Poet Morgan Harper Nichols

This past year has given us all a new sense of perspective and taught us to seek out inspiration in our days. To help you start your day on an uplifting note, Starbucks® by Nespresso® is partnering with artist and poet Morgan Harper Nichols to launch Morning Mantras,” an Instagram Effect driven by new Starbucks® Coffee for Nespresso® Vertuo Machines and Nichols’s inspirational words.

Morgan smiling and writing in notebook next to Nespresso machine
Poet Morgan Harper Nichols

While you enjoy the signature café taste and quality of Starbucks® coffee at home on Nespresso® Vertuo Machines, the words of affirmation will set the tone for a positive day ahead.

Notebook with sketches and writing, Nespresso Vertuo box, woman's hand holding stylus over tablet

To access “Morning Mantras,” click here, or search “Morning Mantras” in the Instagram Effects library. From there, follow a simple step-by-step process:

  • Step 1: Place Instagram’s native marker on a flat surface, such as a table or counter. 
  • Step 2: The marker will show up as green circles, and the Starbucks Siren will appear in the center.
  • Step 3: The Instagram Effect appears before your eyes, with inspirational mantras from Morgan Harper Nichols coming to life around a cup of c.
  • Step 4: By tapping on the navigation menu, you can access 10 unique mantras.
  • Step 5: Share what you discover, and be well.
3 mantras over coffee cups in phone frames

To further bring the Instagram Effect to life, check out Starbucks® Coffee for Nespresso® Vertuo, available now in seven varieties where groceries are sold and online – including Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast, Starbucks® Espresso Roast, Starbucks® Colombia, Starbucks® Sumatra, Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast, Starbucks® Veranda Blend®, and Starbucks® Caffé Verona®. Other than Nespresso, Starbucks is the only brand that is now available for Nespresso Vertuo machines. 

Box for Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast for Nespresso® Vertuo: From our first store in Seattle's Pike Place Market to our coffeehouses around the world, customers requested a freshly brewed coffee they could enjoy throughout the day. A smooth, well-rounded blend of Latin American coffees with subtly rich flavors of chocolate and toasted nuts, it's served fresh every day at a Starbucks® store near you.

Box for Starbucks® Espresso Roast for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Espresso Roast for Nespresso® Vertuo: Every espresso beverage we handcraft for you started right here. The quest began in 1975 with a search for the perfect melding of beans and roast, ending months of intense experimentation later with the coffee you're holding in your hand. A recipe for caramelly sweetness – so right it's never been changed.

Box for Starbucks® Colombia for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Colombia for Nespresso® Vertuo: We've always loved coffee from Colombia and we're never reminded of that love more than when we're travelling to the coffee farms. Driving treacherous dirt roads with a sheer mountain wall to one side – nothing but air for thousands of feet to the other. For us, the round body, juicy taste and signature nutty finish of this 100% Colombian coffee are worth the journey every time.

Box for Starbucks® Sumatra for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Sumatra for Nespresso® Vertuo: Like the lush Indonesian island of its origin, this spicy coffee stands alone. Full-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel, lingering flavors of dried herbs and fresh earth, and almost no acidity. Coffee from Sumatra is the foundation of our most treasured blends, and something we've been honored to share with you for four decades.

Box for Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast for Nespresso® Vertuo: Nearly five decades of sourcing, blending and roasting brought us here: a second espresso that's boldly mellow. This special blend of beans from Latin America and East Africa was carefully roasted to coax out sweet, vibrant notes. Soft and balanced, it pairs well with milk, making classic espresso drinks extra smooth without a roasty edge.

Box for Starbucks® Veranda Blend® for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Veranda Blend® for Nespresso® Vertuo: In Latin America, coffee farms are often run by families, with their own homes on the same land where their coffee grows. We've sipped coffee with these farmers for decades, sitting on their verandas, overlooking the lush beauty of the coffee trees rolling out in the distance. Most times it was a lightly roasted coffee like this one – mellow and flavorful.

Box for Starbucks® Caffé Verona® for Nespresso® Vertuo

Starbucks® Caffé Verona® for Nespresso® Vertuo: This is a coffee of one true love, and three names. We created it for a Seattle restaurant in 1975, naming it Jake’s Blend. And people loved it. So many, in fact, that we began hand scooping and blending it to order in our stores, where it was known as 80/20 Blend, for the recipe. The love was so strong we finally made it official, calling it Verona after the city that inspires so many. By any name, this is a thing of pure romance.