Different people drink coffee: students, doctors, teachers, students, old people, friends, workers and yes, students. There are so many reasons why, like to stay awake, get warm, caffeine (the socially acceptable drug), to follow the new hipster trend, to hang out with friends, to stay alive (these ones probably have an addiction or something), to relax, etc. Now there is a kind of coffee for every persons’ necessities, between all of this there is this succulent cafeteria mix between hot chocolate and cappuccino (milk and espresso). Nescafé (a nestle company brand) has around 5, 000 products, between all of them they decided to make an instant mix; their idea was to make people’s life easier.
The presentation is pretty, is gold and purple with cream (the colour). This is because this coffee belongs to a Nescafé “premium line”. The box where the packages are, have amazing instructions with images so you can’t get this wrong:
- Empty the contents of the envelope in a cup (if you don´t have a cup it´s okay we know life is hard)
- Then, pour 200 ml of water about to boil and stir (it is important that it is hot so that you burn your tongue and do not fall asleep).
- After 20 seconds, stir again and enjoy!
- This is not a step, but if you want if you want a more “creamy” texture, give a blow (not so strong or you will break the cup) on the table.
Here’s an image I took before opening the product:
I make the coffee for and give it to three people, my mom (busy woman who don’t care too much about what is she eating), my uncle (sower person who prefers classic things) and my brother (poor boy who spends 999% of his time at university). My uncle´s opinion was the funniest: It’s very watery and the milk doesn’t feel natural; so you spent my money on this? Seriously? I prefer the coffee made by myself, how will they know how much of each thing I want? My brother was running when I asked him to prove it, he was like: I do not have time for this, wait, this is not so bad but it lacks sugar. No, but, this comes in little packages?!, great, now I can take it with me. This is really practical, I’m going to take them all, thank you, goodbye.
And my mom said: I do not like it, this needs more sugar, even so the idea of packages, I think it’s good for busy people.
A little time later when I was having dinner, my brother came and tell me it wasn’t that good because he didn’t have to go to the cafeteria no more. I was confused, I thought that was a good thing. He told me that going out for a coffee to take a break was relaxing and when he had this product, there was not an excuse anymore. Next day in the morning he was still with a cup of coffee and the product. I told him that he was being hypocrite and he said that even with all the reasons he gave me it was still practical.
Let me tell you this product is not cheap, it cost around 10 EUR. I also bought another product of a different brand called Colcafé (peruvian), is not very different; so if you want to prove and see if you need this coffee or not, but you don’t want to spend that much, you can prove the other brand that is 6
EUR. I don’t really see the huge different, if you are a coffee expert (then, I
don´t know why would you buy this) you may taste the difference.
In conclusion, personally I think this coffee is not that bad. If you want something fast but not the typical Americano you just need to open this and add water. Even though I think going to a nice cafeteria is so much better because of the environment and the smell, etc. You should try and prove, you only live once and if you have money and don’t know how to spend it you should try this.