Nescafé is a brand of instant coffee made by Nestlé. It comes in many different product forms. The name is a portmanteau of the words “Nestlé” and “café“. Nestlé’s flagship powdered coffee product was introduced in Switzerland on April 1, 1938 after being developed for seven or eight years by Max Morgenthaler.

It can be said that Nescafé is one of the most well known and perhaps the most well known instant coffee in our day and age.

Nescafé started as a powdered, soluble instant coffee that became a household staple during World War II. Nescafé subsequently created and marketed freeze dried instant coffee under the name Nescafé Gold. This branch of Nescafé still enjoys immense popularity in Europe and comes in 37 different blends and varieties.

Nescafé also make non grinding espresso machines/ single serve capsule machines marketed under the name Dolce Gusto. These coffee capsule machines require two capsules for milk based espresso drinks such as cappuccino or latte – one capsule that contains the coffee dose and one capsule that contains the milk. The milk used in Dulce Gusto machines is powdered. In contrast, Nespresso capsule machines are not part of the Nescafé brand but are still made by Nestlé.