Product Type: Nestlé Coffee
Newest Review: ... is a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Its a medium dark roasted coffee that is full in flavour.Its quite a classic coffee in the sense... more
When you want to play it safe!
Member Name: garymarsh6
Advantages: Usually consistant and reliable taste.
Disadvantages: Not a premium coffee.
Nescafe Original has been around for as far as I can remember in fact looking it up on Google it has actually been around since the 1930's and is probably one of the most common coffees around and probably one of the most often bought instant coffees.
Although every so often I crave a taste for Nescafe I do find there is a certain roughness to the taste which is why I sometimes buy the odd jar. Although it is supposed to be a full flavoured coffee it is only medium roasted and not quite as strong or robust as the fully dark roasted coffee beans which give coffee the slightly more bitter taste.
The stronger taste comes from the oils that are released during the roasting process. The coffee is roasted for between 3 to 12 minutes at a temperature of between 180C to 240C depending on the strength needed for the brand.
I would say that Nescafe original is an everyday coffee and it is one of the most recognisable branded coffees sold throughout the world. However not all is what one seems when abroad because there are slight variations in taste and quality depending on where it is bought and what country you are in. Sometimes when I am travelling I will take coffee with me because I cannot stand drinking inferior tasting coffee and this coffee is appreciated all over the world as a fairly reasonable tasting coffee.
To make the coffee boil water and place two heaped teaspoons of coffee in a cup and add boiling water or milk. The taste of Nescafe in the UK is always consistent and it always tastes the same.
This coffee is widely available in all supermarkets and small corner shops. It is sold in small jars, refill packs and even in individual sachets both here and abroad. The price varies from supermarket to supermarket and the small individual shops it will be more expensive.
100gms is roughly £2.58
150gm refill pack £3. 98
200gms for £ 5.50
300gms for around £3.
As you can see there is quite a wide variation in the price I cannot understand the reasoning of buying 200 gms for £5.50 and yet 300gms is on special offer for £3. Also the eco pack works out more expensive than the 300gms? Bizarre and a bit of a con in my opinion.
They even sell them in individual sachets which come either with just the coffee or with cream or with sugar and cream already added.
Although I only drink this about every three months when I crave its roughness I will buy the odd jar. It certainly is a drinkable coffee although not on my list as a premier tasting coffees but at the same time it is decent enough.
I can recommend it as it is a fairly safe and relatively decent tasting instant coffee and won't put your friends off having a coffee at your place.
Summary: I quite like this coffee when I fancy something rough!