Product Type: Nestlé Coffee
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Nescafe Original Decaffeinated
Member Name: northernlovely
Nescafe Original Decaffeinated
Advantages: Taste, price
Nescafe Original Decaffinated instant coffee is probably the most popular instant coffee though others are catching up. It's the coffee we have at work and it's the coffee we drink at home, and it's been that way for as long as I can remember - we've certainly been Nescafe drinkers for a good 15 or more years.
In that time it hasn't really changed, and the flavour is just as good now for an instant coffee as it always was. I buy my Nescafe in Home Bargains - a 200g glass jar of Original blend Decaff (with the blue label) is only £2 in there, a great saving on the £3.75 my local supermarket is currently charging. In fact it sells out quick at Home Bargains so I stock up!
As it's a freeze dried instant coffee it stores well in my canister and it never loses taste or smell. The colour of the granules are a very rich dark brown and the smell a strong bold coffee aroma.
It's easy to make, obviously, just add boiling water and milk and sugar to taste. Certainly when I get up in the morning it's easier to make than tea, though I prefer decaff because too much caffiene can make me feel ill. My husband has high blood pressure too so I like to avoid things like caffiene and salt in our every day diet.
In terms of flavour it can't be beaten for me and I am a huge coffee lover. It's not the coffee I serve to guests I'll admit because I see it as a day to day coffee but for your every day coffee it's spot on and nothing really compares for me, being a long term drinker of Nescafe. The taste to me is a nice creamy one, not bitter, which I don't mind in an after dinner coffee or a coffee to go, but at home I prefer a milder more mellow drink.
I find that the coffee lasts me well because I only add two teaspoons per mug, so a 200g jar will easily last a month. My dad who is a huge coffee drinker goes through maybe 400g a month but again he buys it from Home Bargains too so we save a bit of money there!
I really can't complain about Nescafe, it's my go-to coffee in the morning and whilst I do use other brands it's my staple coffee brand I always return to. It's well priced and easy to use, the smell and taste are just right for me and whilst it might not be a 'posh' coffee it's a lovely mellow coffee perfect for every day coffee lovers. Overall I highly recommend it and I do think you can taste the difference versus supermarket own brands which can taste a bit thin. I'll give this five stars out of five as I have no gripes with it and I think when you've been loyal to a brand as long as I have you have to be pretty happy with it!
My only tiny suggestion is that it would be great to have a loyalty scheme with Nescafe as they do with Andrex, to save up for mugs and so on - maybe I'll suggest that to them - after 15+ years I could get a porsche ;)
Summary: Love it!