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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ingredients used to make NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE is made with a fine blend of Robusta and Arabica beans picked at the peak of freshness. That is, just real beans used to make real coffee.

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Is NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE gluten-free?
Yes

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How much caffeine is there in NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
House Blend approximately 65 mg
French Roast approximately 65 mg
100% Colombian approximately 65 mg
Flavored approximately 25-30 mg
Decaf House Blend 2-5 mg
Caffeine content based on typical range of coffee powder used in 6 oz cup.

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How does this amount compare to other products that contain caffeine?
Coffee – Brewed (6 fl oz) 45 - 180 mg
Tea – Brewed (6 fl oz) 20 - 90 mg
Tea – Instant (6 fl oz) 24 - 31 mg
Soft Drink (8 fl oz cola type) 30 - 71 mg
Chocolate Milk (8 fl oz) 2 - 7 mg
Caffeine content based on information from the U.S. FDA and National Coffee Association.

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Why is caffeine not listed on the ingredient label?
As caffeine is a natural substance in coffee, tea and chocolate, it is not required to be listed in the ingredient statement.

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Is NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE kosher?
Yes, it is certified OU Kosher.

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I'm new to instant coffee, what is it?
Instant coffee is prepared in the same way as roast and ground coffee, with an added step at the end of the process. NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE is made by first selecting premium coffee beans and roasting them to perfection. The coffee beans are then ground and brewed. The resulting brew is a high quality coffee which then gets freeze dried to preserve and fresh lock the rich roast flavor and aroma of NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE. The benefit is you get to simply add back hot water to brew the coffee fresh in your cup. No machines, no hassle. It's as simple as that.

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How do you prepare a cup of NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
It is really simple to enjoy our coffee. First, empty one teaspoon of NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE into your coffee cup, then pour 6 oz. hot water over the coffee. The ideal water temperature to use is slightly less than boiling. Stir & enjoy. You can also add NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE creamer and sweetener, if desired.

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Is NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE freeze dried?
Yes. NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE coffee is freeze-dried, which means that more rich roast flavor and aroma is preserved.

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How long can I keep NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
Coffee is not a perishable product. However, for optimum quality, NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE should be used before the "Best Before" date which is printed on the bottom of the canister or package. Once opened, the canister has a recommended shelf life of approximately 3 months.

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How do I store NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
For optimum quality, it should be stored in a cool, dry place.

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Can I freeze NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
It can be stored in the freezer, but it is not necessary. Freezing does not extend the shelf life of the product. If you choose to store your product in the freezer, it must be transferred to a freezer storage container because the canister it comes in will be difficult to open if frozen. For optimum quality, we recommend that you store the product in a cool, dry place.

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How many cups of coffee are in a canister of NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE?
It really depends on how you choose to make your coffee. Below we've listed the average number of cups of coffee you can expect by canister size:
  • 7 oz Canister = 90 - 120 cups of coffee
  • 10 oz Canister = 135 - 150 cups of coffee
  • 12 oz Canister = 160 - 180 cups of coffee

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Where on the canister can I find the Best Before date?
Just like all other food products, coffee is best when fresh. To guarantee that your coffee is as fresh and flavorful as it can be, NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE should be used before the "Best Before" date printed (in black) on the bottom of the container.

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How is NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE decaffeinated?
We use natural CO2 in our decaffeination process.

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Is NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE canister packaging recyclable?
NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE is available in a plastic jar that provides superior product protection and is lighter weight, compared to other plastic jar options. It is presently accepted for recycling in a limited number of recycling programs in the U.S.

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Is the single-serve packet material recyclable?
We are looking into alternative materials that are recyclable, but due to their complexity we do not have a date for launch at this time.

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Where can I buy NESCAFÉ TASTER’S CHOICE Vanilla, Hazelnut and 100% Colombian canisters?
Vanilla, Hazelnut and 100% Colombian coffee canisters were replaced with 20 count cartons of single-serve packets. You may use the Where to Buy locator tool to find a store near you that carries your favorite variety. Click here to start your search.

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Is the product in the single-serve packets the same as the product in the canisters?
Yes, the product contained within the packet is the same NESCAFE TASTER'S CHOICE that is found in the canister format.

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How much water should I use with the single-serve packets?
The single-serve packets are optimized for use with 6 ounces of hot water. If you consume more than 6 ounces, you may need to use an extra single-serve packet

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Why can't I find Original, Original Decaffeinated, or Gourmet Roast anymore?
The descriptions of these product varieties changed to better represent the way they taste. Original is now called House Blend, Decaf is now Decaf House Blend and Gourmet Roast is now French Roast. Same great tasting coffee, now with new names to describe them.

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What is the benefit of the Fresh Click™ lid on NESCAFE TASTER’S CHOICE canisters?
Our Fresh Click™ lid locks in freshness and aroma. After opening the canister, remove the inner foil lining completely. When closing the canister, press down with two fingers and listen for the “click” in order to lock in freshness and aroma for fresh-brewed taste every time.

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How did NESCAFÉ get it's start?

NESCAFÉ® can be traced all the way back to 1930, when the Brazilian government first approached NESTLÉ®. Our coffee guru, Max Morgenthaler, and his team set out immediately to find a way of producing a quality cup of coffee that could be made simply by adding water, yet would retain the coffee's natural flavor. After seven long years of research in our Swiss laboratories, they found the answer.

The new product was named NESCAFÉ — a combination of NESTLÉ and café. We first introduced NESCAFÉ in Switzerland on April 1, 1938. For the first half of the next decade, however, World War II hindered its expansion in Europe. NESCAFÉ was soon exported to France, Great Britain and the United States. Without realizing it, American soldiers played a key role in re-launching NESCAFÉ on the continent by virtue of the fact that it was included in their daily food rations. Its popularity grew rapidly through the rest of the decade. By the 1950's, coffee had become the beverage of choice for teenagers, who were flocking to coffee houses to hear the new rock 'n' roll music. Today, NESCAFÉ is the #1 brand of coffee in the world!

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How did NESCAFE get to where we are today?

Our commitment to quality and exciting flavor combinations has made NESCAFÉ® TASTER'S CHOICE® the world's premium coffee brand. This comes from not only the finest beans and blends possible, but from stringent quality standards and diligent coffee masters who ensure that every cup is a delicious part of your day.

As the needs and wants of modern coffee drinkers change, NESCAFÉ is always ready to offer you new and outstanding coffee beverages. NESCAFÉ's product portfolio currently includes flavored-coffee mixes and a range of instant products to meet your desire for new varieties to complement your life.

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How can I find a specific product at store near me?
We have a variety of flavors and sizes of products and not all retailers carry all of our products. To make it easy for you to find what you are looking for, we have at Where to Buy product locator tool. Click here to start your search.

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How can I find a specific product that is not carried at any local stores?
We have a variety of flavors and sizes of products and not all retailers carry all of our products. To make it easy for you to find what you are looking for, we have partnered with My Brands, a company that can help you locate any product and buy online. Please click here to visit their site. Remember, some of our products are released for special seasons and may be available for a limited time only.

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