Disclaimer: Nescafé sent me the above hamper of goodies, including a pack of the limited edition coffee.
Eating Adelaide has 5 packs of this limited edition coffee to give away … read on!
Even before I received my pack of goodies from Nescafé I was thinking about the fairest way to assess the new, limited edition, Nescafé Gold Single Origin Colombian coffee.
Andy said I should be making iced coffees but I’m not convinced that that’s how most instant coffee is used so I decided on a blind taste test. We have both ground and instant coffee at home so Andy was dispatched (despite complaining that it was almost 10pm and he didn’t really want a coffee) and I set about setting up the taste test.
I’ll resist my urge to detail the setting up of the test. We had three coffees: 2 the Nescafé and 1 our normal. Andy tasted entirely blind and I tasted knowing the combination but not knowing which was which.
Coffee 1: tastes like instant coffee
Coffee 2: significantly nicer, tastes like proper coffee
Coffee 3: also nicer than 1, but I think it’s instant
Coffee 1: smells like instant (it REALLY smells like instant), it doesn’t taste too bad – it does have some richness to it
Coffee 2: smells loads better and tastes better too, it has some nice lingering bitterness which isn’t overpowering
Coffee 3: [the duplicate coffee so I didn’t bother]
We lifted up the glasses to see which was which … and (thankfully!) the Nescafé was coffees 2 and 3. We were both in agreement that this was a much better instant coffee than our current one. I don’t drink a lot of instant coffee – mainly because of the instant coffee smell – and I was impressed. I’d be happy to make this for guests and it would be brilliant in cooking – not to mention iced coffees!
There are only 5000 packs available, and you need to order online ($9.99, free delivery). If you like coffee (and particularly if you are a coffee snob) this is definitely worth trying.
However, if you’re still sceptical I do have FIVE packs to give away. To enter, leave a comment below detailing your favourite coffee moment. You’ll get an extra entry if you like Eating Adelaide on Facebook – so make sure you use the same name that you use on Facebook!
The competition will close at 5pm (Adelaide time) on Monday 5 November. The draw will be random. Australian residents only.
Get commenting and good luck!