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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”.

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".

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 Grindsmith Craft Coffee scored 82/100,  making it the only known instant coffee able to claim the craft accolade.

Discover Craft Coffee in an Instant

We partnered with independent coffee roastery Grindsmith to create the UK and Ireland’s first instant craft coffee. This speciality blend makes it easy to enjoy a craft coffee experience from the comfort of your own home. Show us yours on Instagram and follow @nescafeazera for the latest lifestyle and recipe coffee content!


See what our coffee consumers think...

We’re passionate about making great coffee that everyone can enjoy and are constantly challenging ourselves to develop pioneering coffee experiences for you. Our NESCAFÉ AZERA Grindsmith Craft Coffee is our latest instant coffee innovation and is getting some great feedback! Here we’ve selected just a few of our favourites. 

Nescafé Azera Craft Coffee on a table

NESCAFÉ AZERA Grindsmith Craft Coffee FAQs

What is craft coffee? What is a coffee roaster? Why should I try NESCAFÉ AZERA Grindsmith 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.


Try This Recipe At Home

Recreate your coffee shop order at home and try making this Caramel Macchiato recipe using NESCAFÉ AZERA Grindsmith Craft Coffee. It's super simple to make in just 3 easy steps. Share a snap of your creation using the hashtags #CraftCoffee #NescafeRecipes


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Caramel Macchiato


Create It

  1. Add the vanilla syrup to your cup along with your freshly brewed NESCAFÉ AZERA Craft Coffee.   
  2. Stir to mix and top up with frothed milk.  
  3. Drizzle the caramel sauce on top. Serve immediately. 


  • 2-4tsp
    NESCAFÉ AZERA Craft Coffee brewed with 100ml of freshly boiled water
  • 400ml
    frothed semi-skimmed milk or dairy-free alternative
  • 2tsp
    sugar free vanilla syrup
  • 1tbsp
    caramel sauce
  • Required equipment
  • Milk frother
  • 2 glasses, to serve
  • Allergens in this recipe: Milk
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When you've finished this recipe, why not try making our other recipes using NESCAFÉ AZERA Grindsmith Craft Coffee? Choose from our warm and indulgent Hot White Russian, a rich and heavenly Maple Pecan Latte for a delicious taste experience, or a smooth and tempting Affogato that's a true crowd pleaser.

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