Resurrection – back in business!

This blog is about to be resurrected.

After lying dormant and hidden for more than two years I have decided to put it back to life. I’m not sure whether I will continue to post, but at least I will try to put it up as it once was.

While having the text back was easy, despite having moved between several blogging platforms since first posting, what took longer time was bringing the photos back, and some may still be missing.

For now the site is functional, and I have removed some posts that linked to now deleted/defunct sites. Hopefully I have managed to edit out all broken links.

I will also have to update the Nescafe country reviews, as some products may have been discontinued, while others have been added. These will take some time to complete, so bear with me.

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Home made Nescafé Frappe

Looking for blog posts about Nescafe, here’s an interesting view on Nescafé: Instant Coffee, anyone? (on a now closed blog) is a post by Chrissy, who apparently got hooked on Nescafe while living in Greece for a while. In her post she promotes the delights of Nescafe served in a…hmmm…”new” way:

When I used to live in Greece, all the coffee houses used NesCafe for all their hot & cold drinks; when made right, these coffees will beat anything Starbucks can put out in a New York minute!

So if you want to test her theory, just pull out your shaker or your hand mixer, use 1-1/4 tsp. of NesCafe in a tall glass with abt. an inch of milk in the bottom [and as much sugar as you need] and blend it until you get a thick, creamy froth. Then slowly pour your cold water [and more milk if you need it] without wrecking the foam and possibly add a few ice cubes.

It’s summer, it’s hot, and I think I’m gonna try this 🙂

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Nescafé Partners Blend – a fair trade product

Nescafé Fair Trade – is it really possible? Well, I am not about to answer that question in my post this morning, but I am glad to see that fair trade Nescafé coffee has finally found its way to Norway. In fact, it is so new that the Norwegian label on the back is a simple white sticker put on top of the original label.



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Nescafe Gold – Blend of the Year 2008

A new Nescafe appeared in my local store earlier this year: Nescafe Gold – Blend of the year 2008. IT’s just the good old Nescafe Gold in a new packaging, I thought, but when I tasted it it, it was remarkably different from the usual Nescafe Gold. According to the Nescafe Norway website it is indeed a unique blend of Arabica coffee beans from Kenya, Etiopia and Central America, giving it a fruity and fresh taste…Hm, not sure about that, but is it a good Nescafe? Yes, most definitely!


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This blog is not dead!

I’m sorry for not posting for a while and just to make it absolutely clear:

This blog is not dead! Yet.

Besides getting married, I’ve been caught up in work, just too many things too do and no time to blog. I will come back to blog during the summer, that’s the plan, I hope. This blog will also move – to free hosting at wordpress.com. See you all in a while…cheers!

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Soooo 60s…or 50s?

This is a wonderful Nescafe commercial from the USA. It’s really fun to watch. I really wonder if an ad like that would catch the audience today?

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Remember the Nescafe couple?

If like me you are a more than just a few decades old you may remember “the Nescafe couple”. First aired in Britain, this is a series of advertisements for “Nescafe Gold Blend” instant coffee, which involved next door neighbors played by Sharon Maughan and Anthony Head popping round to each other’s houses to borrow some coffee.

Seen in sequence, the ads tell the story of a budding romance between the two neighbors, and many viewers were as caught up by their story as by anything else on TV. I don’t remember all of the ads, but apparently they do kiss in the end 🙂

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Nescafé Portugal – Cappuccino?

Encouraged by Joao Esperanca‘s comment on my post about Nescafé Croatia, telling me they had Nescafé in Portugal, I went to search for it, hoping to find something to write about for this Sunday’s review of Nescafé worldwide websites. Besides, Portugal was not yet on my list of Nescafé countries, so I looked forward to adding another country to my list.

So, what kinds of Nescafé do they have in Portugal?

Nescafé Classico
Nescafé Classico Decaf
  Nescafé Gold
  Nescafé Gold
  Nescafé Cappuccino
  Nescafé Cappuccino Intenso
  Nescafé Cappuccino Light
  Nescafé Cappuccino Descafeinado
  Nescafé Café Vienés

Like I said, I found very little information about Nescafé in Portugal on the Nestlé Portugal website. If you know of more kinds of Nescafé in Portugal, please help supplement this post by adding a comment below. Or email me with pictures and a little story and I will post it on this blog.

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Nescafé New Zealand – Nescafé Paradise…

If you love the Nescafé Cappuccino range, New Zealand will be your Nescafé paradise. No less than 15 different flavors are waiting for you! How could I have missed this when I stayed in New Zealand for a couple of months 4 years ago? Maybe because I thought of New Zealand as tea nation more than a coffee nation. But it was in New Zealand that I tried a Chai Latte in a coffee shop for the first time. Delicious…

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Think Green, Think Recycle, Think Nescafe – part 2

This week’s featured blogpost about Nescafé is an old acquaintance. Not personally, but a blog I have visited before. It’s Cecile Cinco and her recycling talents. I’m really amazed at what she does to her Nescafé sachets. Now I wonder, does she drink all this Nescafé herself, or just collect the sachets from her friends and family? This time she made Nescafé Sachets Turned Into Snake. Actually it’s her kids that made it. I find it very commendable that she teaches her kids how to recycle and how to craft with very little. It’s so true, you don’t have to visit an overpriced craft store to get ideas, you can simply visit Global Recycled Products.

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