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What does the name ‘NESCAFÉ’ mean? 

The word NESCAFÉ was created by joining ‘Nestlé’ and ‘café’ and combining their meanings. NESCAFÉ then became the new name in coffee.

Which company owns the NESCAFÉ brand? 

Nestlé owns the NESCAFÉ brand. Nestlé is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company and is the largest food company in the world based on sales. Its headquarters are in Vevey, Switzerland.  


You can find more information about Nestlé UK & Ireland here

What is NESCAFÉ Original? 

NESCAFÉ Original can trace its origins back to 1938 when NESCAFÉ instant coffee was first invented. Using the success of the NESCAFÉ name over the years, NESCAFÉ Original is the Nation’s favourite coffee* and is our signature instant coffee blend.  


More recently we have added an In 1 range – coffees with a blend of milk and sugar in a handy sachet format - as well as our most intense coffee ever, NESCAFÉ Original Black Roast.  


Find out more about NESCAFÉ Original here


*IRI, Retail Volume Sales, 52 w/e 28/03/2020

What is the difference between NESCAFÉ Original and NESCAFÉ Classic?

Retailers can choose how they buy their NESCAFÉ coffee from Nestlé. We have coffee factories worldwide producing great tasting coffee that you know and love. Our UK factory in Tutbury produces NESCAFÉ Original and this supplies the majority of retailers in the UK & Ireland.  


If you’re lucky enough to find a NESCAFÉ Classic labelled jar on shelves where you normally shop then it’s likely this has been imported from another country. We adapt our coffees to meet the consumer needs and preferences in each country. The taste and aroma of these coffees will differ to what you’re normally used to with NESCAFÉ Original produced in the UK, but it’s still NESCAFÉ coffee. 


Launched in 1965, NESCAFÉ GOLD BLEND is a range of premium instant coffees that are carefully crafted with a unique golden roast. The range includes coffees with different intensities, single-origin coffees and also coffee-shop-style cappuccinos and lattes. More recently, we have added dairy alternative lattes made with almond, oat or coconut.  


Find out more about NESCAFÉ GOLD here


Launched in 2012, NESCAFÉ AZERA is a super-premium coffee range. It started off as a barista-inspired instant coffee created from a blend of instant coffee and finely roasted and ground coffee beans. The range now includes instant coffees with a layer of velvety crema, a coffee shop-style latte, and the UK and Ireland's first instant craft coffee.  


Find out more about NESCAFÉ AZERA here


Launched in 2006, NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO is a home coffee system that offers stylish, no fuss coffee pod machines, with more than 50 varieties of coffees, teas and chocolates. Transform the pleasure of having a coffee into something extraordinary with exceptional machines with unique designs, and smart pods capable of delivering amazing coffee tastes.  


Find out more about NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO here

How many countries is NESCAFÉ sold in? 

We’re proud to say that NESCAFÉ is sold in over 180 countries with around 5,500 cups consumed every second. Since being introduced to the UK in 1938, our country has grown to become one of the largest consumers of NESCAFÉ in the world!

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