Product Type: Nestlé Coffee
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My office coffee choice
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Advantages: A nice medium flavour
Disadvantages: Measurements can be a bit odd
Due to being one of those people constantly on the go and having too little time in the day to do everything I sometime needs a bit of a pick up. When I get in the office for around 8am I am normally one of the first people in my department to arrive. Being early does mean I am up early to not only get myself ready but to leave the house in a tidy state. The first thing when I arrive is making myself a big mug of coffee to help kick start my day as without this I'm pretty useless.
In the kitchen in my office we are supplied with all the essentials coffee, tea, sugar etc and the coffee that has been bought since I can remember is Nescafé Original. An easy to choice to make when ordering from a large stationary stockist as it is one of the few available in the larger round tin sizes. We have all heard of Nescafé being known for its variety of coffees made for the everyday consumer and are probably one of the leading brands in the coffee industry.
Nescafé Original is Nescafé's signature coffee and is probably the most recognised soluble coffee that Nescafé produce simply due to the fact that not only has been around the longest its distinctive packaging is probably recognised by everyone. Nescafé Original is a soluble coffee as mentioned above so it literally needs spooning into a cup/mug and then filling with freshly hot boiled water where it dissolved instantly.
Now although my office coffee generally comes in the large round tin but we currently have a large glass jar (due to it not being re-ordered in time) and the office assistant had to make a trip to Sainsbury's. Nescafé Original comes in a variety of sizes and the larger (300g) glass jar is shaped like all the others and very distinctive with its brown plastic screw on top and the large image of a red coffee mug with freshly made coffee surrounded by coffee beans as well as the red Nescafé logo.
Nescafé Original is made up of both Arabica and robusta coffee beans both of which give the coffee it's medium dark roast with (according to Nescafé) a "comforting and intense flavour". Both coffee beans are quite different. Arabica coffee beans are quite mild and give a less bitter flavour but are generally quite costly whereas Robusta coffee beans are easier to source and are known for its strong flavour and low levels of acidity. A key difference is Robusta coffee beans have twice the amount of caffeine than the Arabica coffee beans. Nescafé use both beans in a variety of their products due to the deep flavours they give.
The coffee to look at looks of course pretty unimpressive as it is a jar full of small brown freeze dried granules which are all very similar in shape and of course the same colour. Once you've opened the gold foil seal which covers the top of the jar you can instantly smell that rich, coffee flavour which is actually quite fragrant. To use the coffee you simply need to spoon out how much coffee you require into a cup or mug and then complete with hot boiling water there really is nothing else to do apart from then giving it a quick stir and completing with milk or sugar!
Now I am no coffee connoisseur by any means but I know what I like and what I don't like. I do like to take an interest in the coffee I drink and like tasting new coffees as it is something I find enjoyable. Soluble coffee happens to be something I drink mostly at work and the fact that my office purchases Nescafé Original is absolutely fine by me. I can find that if you put a little too much coffee in that taste can be a tad strong and I do like strong coffee but for something I am drinking throughout the day I don't want that bitter taste and I can sometimes find that the Nescafé Original can be a bit bitter if you use too much.
However, once you know how much soluble coffee you want in your mug (as it does depend on how you like your coffee and how big or small your mug is) I find that the taste is mild but incredibly warming and I'm not just saying that because it's a hot drink. I find that it is a lovely rich taste without being strong, it has enough depth for me to easily drink whilst at work but I can find you don't use enough you end up with a very mild tasting coffee which tastes like a very basic range coffee with no flavour at all so I do think you need to get your measurements right to get a decent cup of coffee.
Nescafé Original is not my favourite coffee to drink and I don't buy it for home as I prefer others although from the Nescafé range I find the Original variety ideal for work, it provides a good, decent flavour which I do find enjoyable. Being a soluble coffee it is easy and quick to make a drink so I have no complaints there at all the key thing is getting the amount right to get a decent flavour. Overall, definitely an easy to drink coffee and one that I am happy to continue drinking. 4 stars from me.
~ Useful Information ~
Price: For a 300g jar around the Ł7 mark
Sizes: Various from packets to tins to jars
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc.
Summary: An easy everyday coffee
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