Nescafé recently launched its new product line, the Blend & Brew. As you probably hear in commercials, this line has real coffee grounds. Does it mean that previous Nescafé products contain fake coffee grounds? I am really not sure what they meant with ‘real’ coffee grounds but when I saw ‘Espresso Roast’, I gave it a try.
The Nescafé Blend & Brew line has three variants: Original, Espresso Roast, and Silky Roast. Because I am a brewed kind of girl, I chose the Espresso Roast among the three.
Does Espresso Roast mean it has higher caffeine?
As to the numerical amount of caffeine, I cannot say whether Espresso Roast contains more caffeine than the two other variants. What I do know is this. Espresso is a method of preparing coffee wherein hot water is forced through finely ground coffee at a high pressure.
The term ‘Espresso Roast’ is simply a marketing term. By labelling their coffee as such, Nescafé is probably trying to tell us that the coffee beans used are roasted in such a manner that yields taste similar to espresso.
Opening a sachet of Nescafé Blend & Brew Espresso Roast
When I opened Espresso Roast in a cup, the first thing I did was to look for ‘real’ coffee grounds. Well, there really are tiny dark brown granules in my cup. They are probably the real coffee grounds. The white sugar crystals, however, are more noticeable. *Gulp*
For a 3-in1 coffee, the Nescafé Blend & Brew Espresso Roast does not disappoint.
The Espresso Roast is not as aromatic as it ought to be. I was surprised that the scent is quite delicate. It did not even make the bedroom smell like a coffee shop.
Its light body is quite medium if I would compare it to other instant coffee in the market. It is silky and smooth to drink.
Of course, compared to an actual espresso, this tastes a lot sweeter. However, in contrast to other instant coffee, the Nescafé Blend & Brew Espresso Roast has bitter tones and lingering aftertaste.
Will I buy it again? Probably when lazy days of brewing hit me again.
Have you tried the Nescafé Blend & Brew Espresso Roast? Share your thoughts below or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org