Saturday, 25 May 2013

Nescafe Azera Cappuccino - Comparison review

I recently reviewed the new Nescafe Azera, with which I was very impressed.
Azera also offers instant coffee such as latte and cappuccino.
Nescafe was hoping that the new Azera would make us wave goodbye to our local barrista.
Have they succeeded ?
Just like my last review of Azera, I will compare the Azera Cappuccino with my capsules and milk-frothing jug.

First, what does Nescafe Azera promise.

No, this isn’t a scene from your favourite rom-com movie. You truly can have delicious, barista style coffee in only an instant. NESCAFÉ® AZERA® from Nestlé is instant coffee and microground roast and ground coffee that only needs hot water to turn your kitchen into a personalised coffee shop.

Made from a blend of instant coffee and finely ground coffee beans, NESCAFÉ® AZERA® turns you into a barista without the training or a loft with 8 flatmates. Available in tins of AZERA® and AZERA ® Intenso and sachets of AZERA®, AZERA® Cappuccino and AZERA®Latte, NESCAFÉ® AZERA® has the coffee for any occasion, no matter when you need it.

What do I think ?

Packaging and ease of use :

Azera is easy, no more panic realising you've just ran out of milk and no need to clean the milk frother after use.
The cappuccino come in sachet. You can take them anywhere you have access to a cup and boiling water.
Very handy for travelling or to take into the office.

I can only use the capsules at home, with the milk jug and providing I have fresh milk in the fridge !

Look : 

The box looks really sleek and glossy, I love the design.
The Azera cappuccino looks really thick and frothy.
To be honest, a bit too thick and glossy for my liking.
The bubbles are large and the foam looks a bit like a sponge rather than light and fluffy milk I get from the milk jug.

Taste :

As much as I didn't notice much difference between the plain Azera and the capsule; the taste is really different here.
I love the taste of my usual capsule made cappuccino. I am afraid I am not so keen on the Azera cappuccino.
I found it too sweet, too creamy and too heavy.

Cost :

Azera cappuccino comes in boxes of 6 sachets.
At £2.99 for 6; it comes to £0.50 per cup.
However, it is currently on offer at Sainsbury's for £1.49 a box or £0.25 per cup.
The capsules cost £0.30 per capsule. Add the cost of the milk; it is still much lower than £0.50 / cup

Final verdict :

As much as I was happy to switch my capsules for the new Azera; I will stick to the capsules for cappuccino.
Not only my capsules are more cost-effective but I much prefer the taste and textures.
I may stock some Azera for that panic moment you realise you are desperate for coffee and realise you ran out of milk but would not otherwise drink it
I can only give the Azera Cappuccino a note of 2 out 5.

Disclaimer : I received some Azera coffee and cappuccino to try for free as part of a BzzAgent campaign.


  1. I might just give it a go :-)

  2. I tried these....I was sent them from BzzAgent too and I loved them...

  3. would love to try this!

  4. Posh packaging but a bit of a let down imho

    1. I fully agree with you Laura.
      Although I really did love the plain Azzera.

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