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Discover our New Instant Craft Coffee

This is the first ever instant craft coffee to launch in the UK and Ireland. NESCAFÉ AZERA have partnered with Grindsmith coffee roasters, an independent coffee roastery based in Manchester, UK, to bring the highest quality instant coffee to the UK and Ireland market.

We've named it the Explorer blend because making the UK and Ireland’s first instant craft coffee was a journey of discovery. Now you can go on your own adventure, just like we did to bring this pioneering instant coffee to you.

Nescafé Azera Craft Coffee Explorer tin


The final blend is made using speciality Arabica coffee beans from Brazil and Colombia, including the highly prized Quindio bean. Its rich flavour, with notes of chocolate and cherry, has earned the seal of approval from the Grindsmith team, who describe it as “the best instant coffee we have ever tasted”.

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Who are Grindsmith Coffee Roasters?

Who are Grindsmith Coffee Roasters?

Grindsmith are an independent, specialty coffee roaster based in Manchester, UK. They source their coffee from farms and projects across the three major coffee growing regions, and roast their single origin coffee beans in their own Manchester coffee roastery. 

Through this unique partnership, NESCAFÉ AZERA and Grindsmith have combined the worlds of instant and craft, to develop instant coffee with all the quality you would expect from your local coffee shop. Peter Gibson, Co-Founder of Grindsmith, explains he is so "proud to have Grindsmith's name on this tin".

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Who are the SCA?

Who are the SCA?

The SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) is a non-profit, membership-based organisation that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. 

The SCA have a strict practice of grading coffee. Coffee must score above 80/100 on the Speciality Coffee Association scale to be regarded by the industry as a speciality craft coffee. NESCAFÉ AZERA Craft Coffee scored 82/100,  making it the only known instant coffee able to claim the craft accolade.

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What is craft coffee? What is a coffee roaster? Why should I try NESCAFÉ AZERA Craft Coffee? Where can I buy this coffee?

Find out all you need to know about our new coffee that makes history. Read on to find the answers to your questions.

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