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
Thank goodness for Kaldi the goat herder
Member Name: areajohn
Advantages: This is the comfort blanket of coffees
Disadvantages: Theres better out there if you dont want run of the mill
The coffee bean is red originally and then roasted to give it its flavour, apparently Kaldi the goat herder saw his goats eat these red berries and this gave them more energy. He quickly gathered them up and took them to a holy man who threw them in the fire. The smell of the roasting beans was so great that they gathered up the beans ground them and hay presto! Coffee in a cup. (www.nescafe.co.uk).
Did it happen? Who really cares it's a nice story and no one got hurt and we do now have coffee so all is good. Nescafe original is like a worn out T shirt that you like putting on or a pair of jogging trousers that really need to bypass the charity shop and go straight in the bin. Nescafe is the fall back, the place I go when all else fails to get my caffeine hit. This is especially true when out and about in hotels as the complimentary coffee that you get can be a bit on the rough side.
I still enjoy popping the gold and paper foil that keeps the smell of the coffee in the jar. There is something rather satisfying when you smell the contents for the first time. The smell is rich and lingering on the nose. The small granules are dark brown and a personally I take one and a half tea spoons of it in a mug size brew.
Of course the choice of milk and sugar is yours alone and this will of course change your tasting experience to mine. However I have about an inch of milk and no sugar. This retains the rich bitter taste of the coffee which is mellowed slightly by the milk. The kettle should be boiled to boiling point otherwise no amount of stirring will get rid of those brown globules that spin around on the surface of your drink. Along with a white froth if you haven't got the temperature right for the water.
I do like my coffee hot however you can also have it cold, a frappe in Greece and this can also have sugar and or milk dependent on your taste requirements. Personally a frappe is best served ice cold with ice and no milk but a small (quarter teaspoon) of sugar. This can be refreshing on a hot day but also give you that little lift that you gain from the caffeine.
All in all this product has been a market leader for a very good reason and when you open the jar or a refill packet, you know what you are getting. There are many other derivatives of instant coffee out there that taste stronger and are more expensive but at this end of the shopping Nescafe have it in the bag as far as I'm concerned.
There's better out there but the comfort you get out of the old worn out T shirt is second to none.
Summary: My fav to fall back to especially when away from home