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Well-known brands of instant coffee have been assessed by a group of Australian experts for their taste and price - and the cheapest supermarket option won first place

Battle of the brews! Experts have put popular instant coffee brands to the test – and a $ 4 blend of COLES has come on top

  • Choice has launched five of the Australia instant coffee brands
  • The highest score roast was also the cheapest of the five contenders
  • Coles, Moccona, Nature & Cuppa, Nescafe and Caffe Aurora were involved
  • They were ranked from 74 percent to 70, so the differences were marginal
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Popular brands of instant coffee have been assessed by a group of Australian experts for their taste and price – and the cheapest supermarket option has come first.

Consumer protection group Choice Australia compared five of the most purchased brands, including Moccona, Nature & Cuppa, Coles and Nescafe.

And it was the Coles Fairtrade Organic Freeze Dried Coffee ($ 4) that came to the top with a score of 74 percent, with tasters labeling it & # 39; full of flavor, full and satisfying & # 39 ;.

Well-known brands of instant coffee have been assessed by a group of Australian experts for their taste and price - and the cheapest supermarket option won first place

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Well-known brands of instant coffee have been assessed by a group of Australian experts for their taste and price – and the cheapest supermarket option won first place

Coles Fairtrade Organic Freeze Dried Coffee ($ 4) was the best with a score of 74 percent

Coles Fairtrade Organic Freeze Dried Coffee ($ 4) was the best with a score of 74 percent

Coles Fairtrade Organic Freeze Dried Coffee ($ 4) was the best with a score of 74 percent

The coffee is ethically certified and consists of 100 percent Arabica beans.

The jury said they would confidently & # 39; serve for friends and visitors & # 39; and strongly recommended the coffee to customers.

In second place with 72 percent there was Moccona Barista Reserve Smooth Espresso ($ 10.29), which tasters & # 39; delicious, aromatic and intense flavor that is not overbearing & # 39; calls.

It was the second most expensive coffee they tried all day.

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This was followed by Nature & # 39; s Cuppa Organic Coffee, Nescafe Gold Original 5 and Caffe Aurora Medaglia D & # 39; oro Italian Style Freeze Dried Coffee, all of which achieved 70 percent.

What are Australia's best instant coffees?

1. Coles Fair Trade Organic Freeze Powder (74%)

2. Moccona Barista Reserve Smooth Espresso (72%)

3. Nature & # 39; s Cuppa Organic Coffee (70%)

4. Nescafe Gold Original 5 (70%)

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5. Caffe Aurora Medaglia D & # 39; oro Italian style freeze-dried coffee (70%)

Tasters called it & # 39; delicious, aromatic and an intense taste that is not overbearing & # 39;

Tasters called it & # 39; delicious, aromatic and an intense taste that is not overbearing & # 39;

In the meantime, Nescafe ($ 9.50) has a very strong coffee taste but only contains three percent finely ground roasted coffee

In the meantime, Nescafe ($ 9.50) has a very strong coffee taste but only contains three percent finely ground roasted coffee

In second place was 72% for Moccona Barista Reserve Smooth Espresso ($ 10.29) and Nescafe Gold ($ 9.50) was equal for third

The last on the list, the Caffe Aurora ($ 5) variety, was usually described as robust by the tasters and & # 39; rich & # 39; in those traditional coffee tongs

The last on the list, the Caffe Aurora ($ 5) variety, was usually described as robust by the tasters and & # 39; rich & # 39; in those traditional coffee tongs

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The last on the list, the Caffe Aurora ($ 5) variety, was usually described as robust by the tasters and & # 39; rich & # 39; in those traditional coffee tongs

Nature & # 39; s Cuppa ($ 8) is made from 100% organic Arabica beans, which is considered one of the most creamy and therefore most desirable roasts.

Meanwhile, Nescafe ($ 9.50) has a very strong coffee taste, but it only contains three percent finely ground roasted coffee.

The last on the list, the Caffe Aurora ($ 5) variety, was usually described as robust by the tasters and & # 39; rich & # 39; in that traditional coffee bean.

In Australia and New Zealand, more than 75 percent of coffee brewed by retail is consumed as instant.

Which coffee brands did not impress to make choices?

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Black & Gold-grained instant coffee (score of 53%)

Bushells Coffee Classic Gourmet Instant Coffee (Score of 54%)

Robert Timms Premium full grain coffee (score of 63%)

International Roast Instant Coffee (score of 63%)

Nescafe Blend 43 (Score of 67%)

Source: CHOICE

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