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The rich taste of your favorite coffee is reflected in its rich history. The beginnings of 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 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 flavour. After seven long years of research in our Swiss laboratories, they found the answer.

Quality guaranteed – since 1938!


The new product was named NESCAFÉ – a combination of Nestlé and café. NESCAFÉ was first introduced in Switzerland, on April 1st, 1938. For the first half of the next decade, however, World War II hindered its success in Europe. NESCAFÉ was soon exported to France, Great Britain and the USA. American forces played a key role in re-launching NESCAFÉ in Europe by virtue of the fact that it was included in their food rations. Its popularity grew rapidly through the rest of the decade. By the 1950s, coffee had become the beverage of choice for teenagers, who were flocking to coffee-houses to hear the new rock ’n’ roll music. In 1965 NESCAFÉ continued to bring you the world's best cup of coffee by introducing freeze-dried soluble coffee with the launch of Gold Blend. Only two years later we invented a new technology to capture more aroma and flavour from every single coffee bean. In 1994 the 'full aroma' process was invented to make the unique quality and character of NESCAFÉ even better.

Today, our NESCAFÉ coffees are available to suit all tastes and in a wide range of packaging. NESCAFÉ now produces many different types… which one suits you best?
Answer these questions and find out now! »