I started drinking coffee at an early age. Blame my Dad. When he sets his heart to it, he can make anything and I became addicted. True coffee connoisseurs (like myself) know their drink -the tried and true: black and bold. Anything else is just not coffee and instant coffee is not my kind of coffee but I took a chance and requested a sample from the Nescafé facebook fan page.
Nescafé claims I’ll get the same coffeehouse taste for a quarter of the price. That’s a tall order (not Starbucks pun intended). The samples arrived 6 weeks later much to my chagrin but hey, they did warn me about that. The cute red envelope came with 6 samples: Gourmet Roast, Decaf, Original, 100% Colombian, Vanilla, and Hazelnut. For six days, I ignored my Keurig and its K-cups in favor of instant coffee by Nescafé and I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma was the first thing I noticed. My cup of coffee smelled like I had put in the effort to grind fresh beans and tasted the same. The instant serving size is barely a teaspoon but packs a bold punch and a strong caffeine buzz (except for the decaf).
Nescafé lived up to its claim and I could see myself getting used to this. It’s effortless to prepare. I boil water in my teapot, tear open a packet, and I’ve got a fresh cup of coffee vs turning on the Keurig machine, spending a lot of money on K-cups and having to go through countless vinegar flushes since the machine likes to get clogged every month or so.
I’m impressed by the flavor. My favorites were the vanilla and hazelnut. I also like that its simple and convenient. The packets can be used in house or on the go and it’s faster to make a cup of coffee and less stressful than my Keurig. I think I’ve found a new coffee alternative.