THE NIGHTS may be drawing in and it may be getting colder outside, but there are still some of you who prefer your coffee cold and served with ice. If you missed it during the summer, Nescafe’s Azera range swapped hot for cold by releasing sachets of Iced Caramel Latte and Iced Cappuccino.
Coming in boxes of seven sachets, these drinks offer a really great alternative as the iced coffee market is largely untouched outside of restaurant and cafe establishments. The box does come with instructions and you are asked to pour roughly 100ml water onto the mix and stir thoroughly before adding 100ml milk and stirring again.
Depending on how you like your coffee, you will want to alter the amount of water and milk accordingly however it does seem that the more milk you add compared to the water, the better tasting product you will get. After all, both lattes and cappuccinos are known for their milkiness.
The thing about coffee, arguably more so than most food or drink, is that the taste is so much more subjective. The Iced Cappuccino did come across as refreshing with a slight taste of a coffee. But it seemed really bland and slightly disappointing. However, those who prefer cappuccinos and perhaps something without that much sugar, this could be a really nice iced coffee for you.
The Caramel Latte has slightly more flavour and doesn’t have too much of a bitter coffee taste. Again, if you prefer your coffee with more flavour and a bit sweeter, this one is perhaps the better option. Overall though, both are quite refreshing and if you can’t be bothered to boil the kettle but want a nice caffeine hit, then these are definitely worth sampling.
Price: Iced Cappuccino – £1.50 (Asda, Tesco & Waitrose) Iced Caramel Latte – £1.50 (Asda & Tesco)
Calories: Iced Cappuccino – 95 per sachet Iced Caramel Latte – 96 per sachet
Would We Buy Again (/5): Iced Cappuccino – 2 Iced Caramel Latte – 4