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Best non-nestle instant coffee?

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BertieBotts Wed 23-Sep-09 19:32:55

Any recommendations?

notgettinganyyounger Wed 23-Sep-09 19:34:17

dowe egberts is quite nice.

NoBiggy Wed 23-Sep-09 19:34:30

I like Kenco, does that have anything to do with Nestle?

hobbgoblin Wed 23-Sep-09 19:35:03


notgettinganyyounger Wed 23-Sep-09 19:35:12

just checked the jar douwe and mine is called pure indulgence.

vacalocachachacha Wed 23-Sep-09 19:37:56

I like CafeDirect.

differentID Wed 23-Sep-09 19:38:20

I love Kenco

LuluMamaaaaarrrrr Wed 23-Sep-09 19:40:36

Kenco good, Lidl do a really nice fair trade one though,

pippel Wed 23-Sep-09 19:40:46

its so hard when you dont do nestle
such bastards but such nice kitkats sad grin

Umlellala Wed 23-Sep-09 19:42:45

There is a Fair Trade one in Sainsburys, dh said was nice (I just bought it cos it was the cheapest coffee fullstop).

differentID Wed 23-Sep-09 19:43:51

pippel, what I object to is going to the cienma and having bastard NEstle KitKats shoved on me because I'd bought a snack combo: 2 bottles of hideously expensive water and a box of popcorn.

I tried to refuse it but they pretty much shoved it at me. DH had it, looking guilty the whole time. he enjoyed it "as it's the last kitkat I'll have for a very long time"

LuluMamaaaaarrrrr Wed 23-Sep-09 19:44:28


it's about 2 years and counting


differentID Wed 23-Sep-09 19:46:48

I miss toffee crisp and aero and tooty frooties and decent not-too-expensive pet food.

pippel Wed 23-Sep-09 19:46:56

I had the Salisbury's one and didn't like it but to be fair coffee is one thing I'm very picky about

Its really hard isn't it? they are everywhere!

InThisSequinBraYesYouOlaJordan Wed 23-Sep-09 19:53:29

The Kenco Sustainable Development one is my fave.

I had a little look at a jar of Alta Rica in Sainsbury's last week, just to see if by any chance they had gone Fairtrade or had some sort of message that meant it was ok to buy. There wasn't.

I do at least get to drink it at Mum's whilst telling her off for buying it

BertieBotts Wed 23-Sep-09 19:55:08

Well I have just got to the end of the jar of Tesco Fairtrade I tried, I thought it was quite nice but I had Nescafe at a friend's today and realised I had been kidding myself about the Tesco one grin I know it's only instant but there are definitely differences.

Think I might try Kenco...

pippel Wed 23-Sep-09 20:04:58

kenco is nice.

I had to go to the corner shop and they had a great big jar of nescafe half price, I stood in front of the coffee for about 5 mins thinking "your on smp, no one would know!"

I bought kenco, but the woman in the shop now thinks Im a bit odd! grin

meltedmarsbars Thu 24-Sep-09 12:31:57

Oxfam does CafeDirect Intense: you can offload your junk/unwanted gifts and but your coffe with a clean concience.

Or go European and put 1 tsp coffee grounds straight into cup and seive through teeth. (my dh is Czech, this is what they do for "instant") grin

meltedmarsbars Thu 24-Sep-09 12:32:37

But your coffe? hmm buy your coffee

southeastastra Thu 24-Sep-09 12:32:55

co-op fair trade is the best by far and i'm very picky

NoFurtherQuestions Thu 24-Sep-09 12:41:53

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AnotherBloodySugaBabe Thu 24-Sep-09 12:47:17

I have the Sainsbos bog standard one and I couldn't tell the difference between that and the poshly packaged instants like Dougwe with my eyes closed.

belgo Thu 24-Sep-09 12:48:31

Reality - My mum has aldi coffee, which she mixes with sainsbury's own, it tastes like dirt, even in comparison to Nescafé.

bran Thu 24-Sep-09 12:50:18

I like Percol Americano (which is fair trade) or Percol Espresso (which I don't think is fair trade). I've recently bouth Percol African and I don't like it at all. I'm torn between finishing the jar even though I don't like it or just throwing it out and buying some Espresso, which would be a bit of a waste.

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