Bring back the old Nescafe Gold!!!
The previous Nescafe Gold was way better and was more well-bodied. This new recipe is bitter and acrid after taste. Also, there is sedimentation of coffee at the bottom of the mug which was not in the old Nescafe Gold. Nescafe!! please read the reviews on the new Nescafe Gold! If there's an option of offering both types to cater to 2 different groups, please do. But don't take away the old Nescafe Gold!! Have been using it for years and am now feeling lost on which other coffee brand to use.
Gross. Unpalatable taste, foul smelling
I bought this expecting this to be their premium, finest coffee. What I have is something so gross, that a cheap no name brand is delicious by comparison. I bought a big jar but I wont be finishing it. Looking at the overwhelming stack of negative reviews and Nescafe's failure to listen, I will be changing brands entirely. Nescafe is a perfect example of how NOT to run a business.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST COFFEE NESCAFE NEVER MADE
This Nescafé Colombian coffee is 100% Arabica coffee from Colombia.
Having delved in to the actual Colombian manufacturers website that claims to manufacture this coffee for Nescafe, its obvious Nescafé has no participation in the manufacture. Hence, why its such a great cup of coffee. Its unfortunate that Nescafé cant pass on the correct price, considering Nescafe pays $1.47 per 100g jar landed on Australian docks. Aldi sells the same 100g jar with their own label for $3.50. Ummm, Nescafe greed..
If only there was a campaign vote
If only there was a campaign vote to kick this coffee out to the kerb! I’m with you all who put one star & I am sure if we could put 0 stars we would!
This coffee tastes terrible! The one I’m drinking is the new Nescafé Gold Intense and it’s just an absolute awful taste! I noticed on back of jar it says made in Switzerland. I’ve also tasted the new Nescafé Gold Original & it’s just as bad as the new intense flavour - the jar on back says made in Korea. Unless they change it back, from now on I will only be purchasing Nescafé Blend 43 from th...
So bad...bring back the original original
The new Barista Style consists of some extra ground up beans added to instant coffee. This turns into an ugly sludge at the bottom of the cup and a gritty texture throughout. They must be cheap beans because they make this coffee unpleasant. The original instant was aromatic and smooth....this stuff has no aroma and is anything but smooth.
this is nothing like the original gold.. I'm very dissapointed
the original gold was so delicious.. This is just a big disappointment. I used to drink the original gold and absolutely loved it.. I was so sorry when it dissapeared off the shelves and when this came out I was thrilled till I tried it...
Purchased in June 2019.
If it's not BROKE don't FIX it
Have been drinking Nescafe Gold Original for many years then the new packaging arrived on the shopping shelves. Had no option but to buy this new product and it is disgusting to say the least. Complained to Nestle and they informed me that they have revamped their entire Nescafé Gold range, adding finely ground roast coffee to deliver a richer flavour. Well I'm sorry but they have failed miserably. Fortunately I've found a store that has about 10 jars of the Original Gold Coffee on their shelves so I have stock piled those. Once they run out I don't know what I'll do for my morning coffee.
will not buy it again
This used to be the best coffee by far. I would not buy any other brand I would purchase multiple jars at a time.
Since the change I am disappointed, this added barista powder makes the taste disgusting. I have tried all of the Nescafe brands and I cannot find one I like. I will not be purchasing Nescafe anymore after years of being a loyal customer until I hear they have gone back to the original Gold recipe.
Not happy as I can't enjoy my coffee anymore.
Without Doubt The Best Instant Coffee Available
Can't say that I can empathise with the one-star reviews. This is the closest I've come to long black coffee without the benefit of an espresso machine. Full, rich, robust.
Disgusting. Bitter residue. I used to love gold blend. Note any more
Disgusting. Bitter residue. I used to love gold blend and would never change brands. Now I'm looking for an alternative without the bitter disgusting rate of the new recipe. Nestle informed me they changed the recipe to increase the flavour and aroma. I think it's much worse. They are probably saving money by adding 3% of waste residue to what used to be an excellent product. Shame on you nestle
Purchased in May 2019.
Why (try to) fix what's not broken?!
I literally used to say to people that, if I were stranded on a desert island, the one thing I would want to have with me was my Gold Blend! Not anymore, it's just God-awful now! There is little I can add to what others have said. The full aroma has gone, along with the taste and even the look i.e there is now filthy sediment floating in the bottom of my mug. Nestles tried to change the formula previously but ended up switching back. Hopefully, this will happen again. They could even base a marketing campaign on the back of it, along the lines of Classic-Coke, if they had any sense. Though, going by their decision to change in the first place, sense is in very short supply at that company.
Purchased in June 2019.
Why oh why did you change it
The coffee is nowhere near as good and leaves a sludgy residue in your cup . Plus why change the distinctive jar which was far easier to pick up .
Mainly it’s the coffee taste it’s awful and I have drunk gold blend for years but now looking for alternative .
Purchased in March 2019 at Morrison for $4.99.
A VERY tasteless coffee, needs an extra measure and some sugar to give it some flavour. Also it leaves a residue in the cup. There are many better products than this available fortunately.
Will avoid buying this again.
Not what it used to be
I love strong ground coffee on occasions. On others, I like smooth easy drinking coffee and Gold Blend was always my go to choice. Sadly the new formula is a half way house, not full enough in flavour to compete with real ground coffee and not the easy drinking but lovely flavoured coffee it used to be. I will stop buying until I hear that Nescafe have reverted to the 'original' blend!
Purchased in May 2019.
A passable substitute
I lodged my view of the current Nescafe Gold under the heading World War ll. It doesn't deserve one star.
However, I drink my coffee white ie boiling water with full cream milk added. For those who do likewise might I suggest you try Nescafe Gold SMOOTH 3 (mild) and in addition to full cream milk, add a slash of whipping cream. It's not perfect and doesn't do away with the grounds rubbish at the bottom, but I find it passable.
They killed the coffee flavour
Me and my wife were avoid coffee drinkers.. Be it got or cold, but since these people from Nestle just ruined the taste after their recipe change.
I'm still confused that why people take a perfectly fine thing and ruin it, assuming that it'll be appreciated
Purchased in February 2019.
Who wants to drink coffee grounds??! Not me
Zero stars. The taste of the new Nescafe original gold with finely ground barista coffee is appalling. The OLD original gold (in the pointy square jar) was the only coffee worth having. Why on earth would anyone think it a good idea to change what was never broken?? Why would consumers ever want to drink fine grounds?! If I wanted a barista coffee I would go to a cafe!! I just want to enjoy a coffee at home, as we have done for decades! I’ve tried salvaging the situation - sifting the fine grounds out, straining the coffee with filter papers wi...thout any success. The yuck taste has permeated the whole jar, and it simply will not be separated out. Our family would drink no other coffee but now we are forced to search for another one. You have lost your most loyal customers Nescafé. I’m throwing out your branded cups. Not everyone wants a blessed pod machine. If that’s the path we have to take I guarantee it won’t be Nescafé - I certainly don’t want to be reminded of the best coffee we no longer have. Extremely disappointed. My highlights from reading other reviews of the new formula on this site include “mangrove mud smells better” “God save Australia because nothing will save Nescafé Gold” and, simply, “undrinkable”.
Why did you change a good coffee.
The taste is terrible this Nescafe Original Gold Barista coffee now in the shops. I would drink no other coffee for 30 years but Nescafé Original Gold. You brought in the Barista Mild and Dark, the worst coffee I have ever tasted. I was still able to get the old Version of Nescafé Original Gold from Woolworths, then you decided to change it to a Barista coffee WHY!! I will have to find another coffee to enjoy and will never purchase your coffee again. You had an excellent Coffee. I loved the taste of the Nescafé Original Gold.
new blend disgusting
nuff said. it's garbage ground and painted brown. at least leave the original gold on the shelves. i'm surprised there isn't a petition to bring back the original gold. guess it's time for moccona.
Purchased in February 2019 for $12.00.
Gold turned Garbage.
Did Nescafe make a deal with International Roast to add it's floor sweepings to Gold Original. I have abandoned this product for a more reliable brand. Gold turned garbage... bring back the Original, the coffee that is on offer now is disgusting, to do yourself a favour- avoid what is on the shelf marked as Nescafe Gold Original, no matter what the price. Thankyou.
Purchased in November 2016.
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Questions & Answers
Why did they change the
Original Gold Blend? I am guessing it was cheaper to produce the new version.
I am now using Dou Egbert. It is. Much better than any of the Nescafe coffees and we have tried most of them!
Nestle closed down the Australian manufacturing and packing division because the government closed the tax loophole in the form of "large international companies not paying taxes in Australia", hence why all but one of Nescafe's coffee's are cheap Robusta beans grown in Vietnam and packed in the Netherlands, China and Korea..
In the end, its great news for Australia because Billions of tax dollars are essential to the nation however, employment and product manufacture suffer. In the end, we'll all be eating and drinking Chinese/Asian crap.
That does not apply to UK but I do realise it is to use cheaper beans but why not give us the option to pay more and see how that goes before depriving us of a decent cup of coffee? I am sick and tired of companies making OUR MINDS UP, we are the consumer respect us?
I agree with you and in fact it doesn't apply to NZ either. For some unexplainable reason, product managers/buyers in Australia - no matter what company they are employed by, believe Australian's want the cheapest product we can get our hands on. I'm the first to admit I'll have a go at a company charging prices I consider too high for the quality, however consumers must have a choice in the end.
For the third time - why are you not paying heed to the multitude of customer complaints? I just posted two questions/comments (two because I thought the first one had gone off into the ether). Following this I found Nescafe's reply to one customer who - like most people - had assumed he was buying the original Nescafe Gold. It stated that "Nescafé Original is the brand name, rather than it being Original Nescafé". Good grief - how utterly devious and unscrupulous is this. Please clean up your act Nescafe - for your own sake as much as for your customers.
Why isn't Nescafe heeding the complaints of its customers about the new bend of Nescafe Gold? The old brand was a saving grace in my life but of late I've found it verging on foul. I just assumed the problem was with me, that perhaps I was going off coffee. So it came as a surprise to just discover that along with the smart new jar was a new recipe and, that there are many others who share my experience. The blind study on the new and old brand is questionable because aside from the fact that opinions were virtually 50:50 it didn't reveal if the participants were long time drinkers of the old recipe. So to reiterate, why isn't the company heeding the complaints of it's faithful customers?
Good question Diana B. Nestle closed down the Australian manufacturing and packing division because the government closed the tax loophole in the form of "large international companies not paying taxes in Australia".
In the end, its great news for Australia because Billions of tax dollars are essential to the nation however, employment and product manufacture suffer. In the end, we'll all be eating and drinking Chinese crap.
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