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      28.10.2012 22:36
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      This is very nice coffee but too mild for me to drink very often

      WHAT IS IT?

      A mild blend of Nescafe instant coffee.

      THE FLAVOUR

      This is nice coffee, I do not like Nescafe and think they make poor coffee but trade on their reputation and that is why they are still so popular.  Fine Blend is not bitter like the original Nescafe and it is very mild.  What I like about it is that there is still a round coffee flavour it has just been made a lot less harsh to suit people who do not like strong coffee.

      WHAT I THINK

      I buy this coffee sometimes because one of my clients who comes to my home for her treatments only likes this coffee and sometimes I will have a cup myself when I want a mild cup of coffee.  It is nice without milk but I like this coffee because even though it is mild anyway if I put milk in it it doesn't lose flavour.  I can make this into a nice milky coffee if I need to cool it down for drinking quickly.  When I have it black I add a few more coffee granules for extra flavour and I put in a half teaspoon of sugar because this helps to bring the flavour out more.

      It is easy to make and the granules stir into the boiling water properly. Sometimes you get a small bit of foam on the top of the coffee but that goes quickly and it doesn't make it taste any different, this happens a lot with powder coffee so it is probably to do with the mild blend and very soft granules.

      Not everyone who likes mild coffee likes this Fine Blend coffee. My friend only has 3/4 of a teaspoon of coffee but thinks this one has got too much flavour when she makes it like this but if she uses even less granules then she does not like the weakness.  I use a heaped spoon and that is perfect for me but I do like stronger coffee better.

      I still do not like Nescafe very much but will buy Fine Blend every so often because it is a nice mild coffee that I can offer to guests even if I do not drink very much of it myself.

      4 Dooyoo Stars.

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        17.06.2012 23:16
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        Mellow coffee in an instant.

        I don't drink a lot of coffee, when I do have a cup it is sugared and milked up to the extent that it is virtually unrecognisable as coffee. However in this adulterated state I do quiet fancy a cup now and then, my daughter is the only other person in the house that drinks coffee and has to have a cup with her breakfast. When I bought Nescafe fine blend more for myself as it is a 'smooth mild' brew I expected complaints and sneering from my fussy offspring but not a bit of it. I now have to buy this as our regular coffee it seems that she is not as robust in her coffee tastes as she had me believe.

        Anyway, at the time of writing this can be bought for £1.99 for 100g at Tesco, and is readily available elsewhere too. I assume it can be bought in other sizes however for some reason I have yet to see them online (including Nescafe's own website) or in store so my assumption could well be wrong.

        Nescafe say of this variety of their coffee "we use a carefully balanced blend of Arabica and Robusta beans and lightly roast it to make a smooth and gentle coffee". I'm not a coffee connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination so I don't know my Arabica from my Civit poo coffee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak) but as grannies have been saying from time immemorial, 'I know what I like' and I do like this.

        When you burst through the inner seal unlike with some varieties a strong coffee scent does not immediately assail your nostrils, though it is apparent if you take a sniff. For me this is a good thing as it seems to imply that it really will be gentle with me.

        The coffee itself is a powder and not granules. This makes it very easy to dissolve and I can imagine that this might make it handy for use in cooking too.

        I think I must have a peculiar metabolism as caffeine seems to have very little to no effect on me. I could drink a few shots of espresso and fall asleep with no problem whatsoever... unfortunately because there are times when I could do with a shot of something to keep me awake. Therefor I can't really judge whether this is a good wake me up coffee or not but my daughter seems to find it refreshing in this capacity. The flavour is 'clean' somehow, distinct and has no 'muddiness' which I sometimes find with cheap instant coffee.

        This isn't my favourite coffee but it's pretty close if you really don't like strong coffee then this is almost idiot proof, as it is quite difficult to make a cup that is too bitter or overpowering. Even though there is no bitterness with this coffee there is in my opinion plenty of flavour with enough depth and complexity so that you don't feel short changed in the taste department.

        I have been buying Tesco's own brand coffee which was bearable but not terribly popular; although the Fine Blend is a little more expensive In the long run it has balanced out financially. As I wouldn't be embarrassed to offer this to visitors so don't feel the need to have several different brands and types of coffee available, and we get to drink a coffee that we actually like too.

        This coffee is probably not for a coffee connoisseur or someone who likes a deep rich flavour, but for those of us who like the convenience of instant, and enjoy a milder flavour then this does a lovely job. All in all it lives up to its claim of being mild and smooth and at a reasonable price too.

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          18.07.2011 22:07
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          It isn't likely to be bought ever again

          My wife is stupid. Just because we had family visiting and our daughter in law doesn't like strong coffee, she bought this mild apology of a coffee so that she wouldn't have to drink the stronger blends that I tend to go for. I would have just made one of my usual brands a bit weaker or suggested she drinks tea!

          She only had about 2 cups while she was here for the weekend and it has been left to me to finish it off. Well, I have tried, but it really is just too feeble for me and when you are used to stronger, then it just doesn't even taste like a similar drink. I've had machine coffee that tastes better. In fact, most machine coffee (which is much better than it used to be) tastes better

          That said, these things are a matter of taste and just because the taste doesn't appeal to me doesn't mean that it isn't a decent coffee. Indeed, being a Nescafe product, you would expect it to be.

          It is certainly smooth - I'll grant them that. It's not very often that you see a powder coffee thesedays. I've only seen this one and Mellow Birds and there's not much to choose between them. It comes in a standard screw-topped glass jar with the usual Nescafe branding featuring that red mug.

          This is a lightly roasted blend of Arabica and Robusta beans and is typically available in the supermarkets in the standard 100g size. Current price is £1.98 and this is what my wife paid. (Being a grumpy old man of some seniority I routinely study the till receipts after she has been to the shops because she's not very good at hunting down the bargains.)

          In short, this isn't for me and it will probably stay in the cupboard to be served up to visitors we don't like. I'll give it an average score of 3 because it no doubt delivers what it claims to for wimpish souls who don't appreciate a decent coffee taste.

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            22.04.2010 04:39
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            100% Pure Coffee with smooth flavouring to taste

            I tried nescafe Fine blend for the fisrt time 5 years ago as I never drunk coffee regualry becasue I always felt that my mouth tasted very dry and I always felt the taste was too harsh / strong to me. Saying this I did always have coffee in the house for guests and I would try different brands myself at friends and family houses , but none ever made me feel in a hurry for another drink of coffee so I stuck to drinking water most of the time.
            Until I became pregnant with my first {only} child just over 5 yrs ago . This is when I purchased a jar of Nescafe Fine Blend from Morrisons I think it was around £2 for smaller jar.

            Upon my first drink of it it felt smooth and creamy to drink compared to other brands I had tasted in the past. Then came the feeling of wanting another one , which I had never experienced with hot drinks before . I am not sure if this was because I was feeling the morish taste off the fine blend or if it could have been a slight craving of being pregnant .

            However I then became a coffee lover overnight {and still am }and I began to put the kettle on for my coffee first thing in the morning either on its own or with some toast for breakfast before work . this always made me feel fresher and more alertf or the rest of the day .Then again when I returned home and another later on in the evening whilst chatting with friends. So I would not say I was a heavy brew { coffee drinker }like many others are. But I am now a certified coffee drinker to my amazment.

            ------------How it tastes and what it does -----------
            ---Pros ---
            I have tried a wide range of coffee brands over the years but none in my opion taste anything like the smooth warming taste like this fine blend does . Other Nescafe brands I have tried have always felt harsh to me and seem to cling to your teeth more and make me run for the toothbrush and get scrubbing .

            This product is so much better quality as it is Finely blended as stated on the jar so there is no use for coffee machines or rigarous stirring to get rid of lumps .
            **It is just smooth and easy to do ***

            -----------How I drink it -----------

            A 100g jar usually last me just over a week if I drink 4 mugs a day and you do not need to over pile the teaspoon to be able to taste the flavour.
            I do not have sugar with mine but I do vary the amounts of milk I add sometimes . With more milk the flavour can easily be turned into a lovely cappucino taste .
            ***As to do this **
            I place half a tea spoon of Nescafe fine Blend into the bottom of a mug , then add a bit of milk with water to half way - Stir - Then add the other half teaspoon of coffee with milk - Water and keep stirring . Add chocolate flakes ontop to taste . ---this makes a lovely relaxing treat after a hard day at work ---
            Otherwise I just pour like normal and enjoy the rich smell and simplicity of a hot drink .

            ----------Cons---------
            My brother regualry visits and drinks this coffee with me and commented on the fact this coffee always stops him from sleeping as he usually drinks different brands . Since realising this myself it does give you insomnia if you drink it late at night . But this may just be due to the caffenine content in all brands { ingreidents below } So I would advise to only drink it earlier in the evenings and mornings. And not to consume in large quantities as this does contain caffine .

            -----Price and where to buy -----------
            It is stocked in many supermarkets and high street shops £1.69 but I currently buy mine from poundstrecher , poundland , B&M stores , Home bargains and Wilkinsons .for 89 p The price has gone down over the years for a 100g Jar . Larger jars are also available 200 g for around £2 but these are not stocked in many places .

            -----Nescafe Fine Blend Products ----

            Nescafe coffee is only made from 100% pure and natural coffee beans that are naturally rich in antioxidants. If you prefer a milder, softer tasting coffee then Fine Blend is perfect . Nescafe use a carefully balanced blend of Arabica and Robusta beans and lightly roast it to make a smooth and gentle coffee.
            Arabica and Robusta

            The two plants flourish in quite different places and conditions, resulting in beans of distinct character and flavour. Part of our promise to you is to capture the beans at their brightest and deliver a wonderful cup of coffee, every time you make one.

            Robusta
            The Robusta plants love a hot and humid climate and are mostly grown at lower altitudes in countries such as Brazil and Vietnam.
            Robusta beans have a bitter, muscular flavour with a touch of woodiness.

            Arabica
            The Arabica plants thrive at higher altitudes, with some of the best quality coming from Kenya, Ethiopia and Central America. The beans have a lighter, slightly acidic and luxuriously aromatic flavour.

            Ripe and ready
            The coffee farmers know to pick the ripest and brightest cherries, so as the green cherries turn to deep red, the farmers check their ripeness daily

            --------------Overall ---------------
            I have since tried drinking tea and other coffee brands but after trying this Fine Blend coffee I dont think any other hot drink will take its place now . I like to start my day with Nescafe Fine Blend as it wakes me up for the day at a low price and very good value for money !!

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            06.03.2010 15:51
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            mild coffee from nescafe

            I am a confirmed tea drinker and couldn't start my day without my early morning cuppa. However I also like to have a cup of coffee around midmorning usually with a fruit snack of some sort. I don't like strong coffee, as it tends to dehydrate me. I have recently found that Nescafe fine blend suits me well.

            Nescafe fine blend is a power rather than granules. As you would expect the powder dissolves quickly once you add either boiling water or milk. I find that I need to add 2 teaspoons of coffee to a mug to get the strength I like and I like fairly weak coffee! I prefer my coffee made with water with just a splash of semi skimmed milk. I like the smooth taste of this coffee and find it doesn't have the bitter aftertaste I get from other brands of stronger coffee.

            Nescafe say that fine blend is made by carefully balancing a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans that have been lightly roasted to produce the mild flavour of this coffee. I do like the smell of freshly made coffee, but unfortunately this blend has little of that lovely aroma.

            I have also used the coffee powder when making a coffee sponge cake. Just dissolve a few teaspoons of the power into a little hot water and add to your cake mixture. I also use it in the same way when making coffee butter icing. It is best to add the coffee mixture when you add the icing sugar as it will help it to blend with the butter.

            Nescafe fine blend is widely available from most supermarkets and costs around £1.66 for a 100 gram jar.

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              09.08.2009 13:48
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              Worth a try if you haven't tried it before and like milder coffee

              I bought this product as we use quite a lot of coffee in our house, my husband will only drink Nescafe. Kenco, Tassimo or the "premium" brands and will scoff if I buy Tesco's own or some value coffe (I argue its all coffee and caffeinated... alas, he's a bit of a purist...).

              Me being a little stubborn and wanting to watch the pennies as far as possible, I did a search on the Tesco website for Nescafe and basically bought the one that worked out the cheapest. This came in at £1.19 for 100g compared to £1.70+ for the normal Nescafe instant coffee packs.

              When it arrived, I found the pack to be your average Nescafe jar- it has a grab hold around the shoulder section and comes in a glass jar with a caramel brown lastic lid. There is the normal fresh seal bit of foil sealing the jar and you get your 1 nescafe bean token on the back (to save up for things like Nescafe dressing gowns....).

              When I opened this and poured it into our coffe storage container, I saw it is paler than other nescafe coffee (a caramel brown colour like the plastic on the lid) and it looks like they have taken normal nescafe instant coffe granules and ground them into a fine powder.

              My husband was a little intrigued and lots of "ooh what's this" came from the kitchen. It is a little off putting to see if have this different consistency to normal coffee granules as you aren't sure if it is some sort of concentrated coffee (if thats possible) and if the fine powder means you have to use less as it is ground down.

              Reading the jar, one serving is supposed to be only 1.8g of coffee and 200ml of water (a mug worth) this means you should get 50 cups of coffee per 100g jar. 1.8g is about a level teaspoon (a small teaspoon). This coffee is mild and smooth, we found it less in your face than normal nescafe, but as with most instant general use coffee, it depends on your taste and how much powder you put into your drink.

              I would recommend this if you dislike strong black coffee. It is smoother and milder but it has all the hallmarks of Nescafe quality. See if yu can find it on offer somewhere and try the 100g tub to see what you think. If you prefer espresso/ think black coffee then avoid this as you aren't going to get your sharp coffee kick from it.

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              11.11.2003 02:46
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              • "scars your coffee buds for life"

              UMMMMM THIS COFFEE IS JUST TOTAL WIMPS COFFEE MY MUM BROUGHT IT ONCE AND I THOUGH OHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOD )-: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS CHEAP VALUE FOR MONEY 35P PER 500GRAM CHEAP POO? I LOOKED AT THE LABEL AND SHOUTED " THE AINT BLEEDING NESCAFE! " I SHOUTED ITS MORE LIKE " CRAPCAFE " I SPAT THE COFFEE OUT OF MY MOUTH AND STARTED HEAVING I RAN STRAIGHT TO MY FRIDGE AND FOUND MOULDY MILK AND THOUGHT BRIEFLY THIS CANT BE WORSE THAN FINE BLEND AND DOWNED THE WHOLE BOTTLE OF MILK IT TASTED ROTTEN BUT WAS SURE DELISIOUS UP TO FINE BLEND. I HAD TO RUN FOR MY LIFE UP THE SPAR AND BUY NESCAFE BLEND 37 AND DRINK 5 CUPS OF IT TO RESURE MY MIND NOT ALL NESCAFE IS BAD I WAS IN TEARS I WAS ASHAMED OF NESCAFE I WROTE TO THEM AND ASKED THEM WHY THEY MADE COFFEE SO WEAK IN FINE BLEND THEY NEVER WROTE BACK! THIS COFFEE TAKES THE BISCUIT BAD TIME DONT THINK BOUT BUYING IT DUDE! SAY NO TO FINE BLEND A BAD TASTE OF FINE BLEND AINT JUST FOR X-MAS ITS FOR LIFE

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                10.03.2001 15:26
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                Nescafé Fine Blend [Background: If you're anything at all like me, then you enjoy a good cup of coffee. It is said that the English are a nation of tea drinkers, but over the years the popularity of coffee appears to be taking a firmer foothold in the hot drinks market. Nescafé Fine Blend is at the budget end of Nestlé's extensive range of coffees, but given the choice it is the only coffee I drink.] I am what you might term a 'casual' coffee drinker. I'm certainly not one of those people who wakes up to a cup of coffee, and then continues to drink cup after cup throughout the day. Apart from weekends I only ever drink coffee in an evening, after rather than with my main evening meal. I also tend to limit myself to one cup a day, as it is now widely accepted that too much coffee can produce unusual behavioural traits (usually when you haven't had a cup for a while). This, like most coffees, is due to the caffeine content. I have tried some decaffeinated coffees in the past but they tend to rank alongside non-alcoholic lagers in their usefulness. Nescafé Fine Blend will vary in price, depending upon where you buy it, although you will usually be able to pick it up for between £1.40 and £1.70 for a 100g jar. I am not certain what first made me buy this coffee, although I have been drinking it for several years now. Perhaps its price was the initial reason behind my purchase in my cost conscious student days, as it is significantly cheaper than most other brand coffees. However, since then a combination of the classic Nescafé taste, and the fact that the fine granules dissolve easily in boling hot water mean that it is now a firm favourite in this household. I also believe that the texture of Fine Blend enhances the taste. Most instant coffees are sold in a larger granular form ie: the granules are significantly larger than the powdery texture of Fine Blend. Drinkers of this coffee will also find that it is pr
                obably a slightly milder coffee in comparison with many others. However, its taste is to my personal prference over some other brands I have tried elsewhere. For additional information, Nestlé also have a website (www.nescafe.co.uk) that is devoted to their vast array of coffees. It contains details of their entire product range as well as news on events and promotions, general coffee statistics, and a whole array of information on how coffee is produced. There is also a downloads section for those caffeine junkies amongst you that might crave a Nescafé screensaver or desktop theme. My advice on coffee is twofold: i) Drink coffee in moderation ii) Nescafé Fine Blend is a damn fine coffee (in more ways than one). {An original Dooyoo opinion © Blackjane 2001}

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                Prepared from carefully selected coffee beans, specially blended and roasted to give you an exceptionally smooth coffee experience. Makes a mild coffee. Prepared from carefully selected coffee beans to give you an exceptionally smooth coffee experience.