Getting through seven days of traffic, work drama and your squad being unnecessarily extra means only one thing: you need to go into survival mode and stock up on good coffees and teas. The serious stuff, not the weak-ass variety your nanna used to dole out at 3PM on the dot every afternoon.
And, if you’re bringing out the big guns for your hot beverage fix, that means it’s time for Nescafé Dolce Gusto, aka the coffee and tea miracle-makers.
Because not only do they make sure you get the perfect cuppa every time, served at home, your office or wherever you like, but they also deliver every kind of warm drink imaginable in every possible, delicious format. And we’re talking the seriously, good coffee and tea here, the kind which real aficionados are willing to stab you in the back for, probably with a teaspoon.
But it’s a long week, and we need our cuppa fast. Every. Single. Day. Dammit. Here’s the Nescafé Dolce Gusto definitive list of coffee and teas to keep your week tasting just right.
It’s a tough start to the week and we need a good kick right in the…tastebuds, if we want to even pretend to make it on time to the office or get the kids off to that blessed school-run.
This is when you’ll need the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Espresso range if you want that survival instinct to kick in. Perfect coffee, perfect strength and the perfect dose. And, if you’re feeling fancy, you can choose between the super-intense Espresso Napoli, the Espresso Intenso (also great as an after-dinner digestif) or the exotic, Arabica-based Espresso Buondi. Not in the mood for pussyfooting? The Ristretto Barista is short and packs a punch worthy of any Italian barista, while the Espresso Ardenza delivers the same zing and an amazing flavour.
Not sure if you’re up to a pure shot of caffeine? Make like the Spanish and opt for the Cortado instead – the full aroma of espresso, tempered with a shot of milk.
The weekend’s still far away and we need to sweeten the deal. Maybe with a straight and simple cappuccino (there’s also a Skinny version if you like!): one shot of espresso and frothy, yummy milk, with all the flavour of a good, robust bean to back it. And, if you need your cappuccino to come with an extra kick, the Cappuccino Intenso will hit you right where you want it to.
Its no-nonsense cousin, Cafe au Lait, satisfies all your milky cravings while delivering the intensity of a no-foam, topped espresso. But some of us like it sweeter, which is why Nescafé Dolce Gusto have also included perennial favourites classic Latte Macchiato with the playful Latte Macchiato Caramel and Latte Macchiato Vanilla for that extra touch of something yummy.
Sweet, sweet Wednesdays
We’re halfway through! Ample cause for celebration. Humpday brings with it a decadent selection of sweeter, hot beverages that will bring a smile to the grumpiest of faces.
Chococino and Chococino Caramel are firm favourites. A cup of these lovelies at any time of day and you will feel all your cares melting away with the chocolate. Wrap your hands around your favourite mug, close your eyes and indulge.
But some of us still like that caffeine kick, even when we’re trying to be all sweet about it. And to you, I say… Mocachino baby! All the luscious smoothness of liquid chocolate combined with the subtle edge of coffee beans. Perfection.
As for the young ones – and the young at heart – Nesquik is one of those warm drinks that tends to prove irresistible for all the fam!
The weekend’s a-knocking, and it’s time to pace ourselves with a restorative cup of tea. Nescafé Dolce Gusto does it the traditional way, with Citrus Honey Black Tea that would make any Brit proud.
But with other exciting flavours to choose from, it’s very easy to be tempted on the more adventurous side, too. Marrakesch-style teas bring with them all the mysteries and exotic flavours of Morocco, with that subtle hint of mint. And there’s also a good, millennial style Chai if you’re more into that side of things.
The start of the weekend is always grande. And now, even more so with this selection of Nescafé Dolce Gusto long coffees that will definitely help you keep up your energies through day and night. Starting with the Americano – an elegant coffee made of 100% Arabica to sip and enjoy in no hurry. Just like the weekend.
The Americano Intenso delivers the same flavour, with more of a kick, while the Mexico/Chiapas Americano is strictly for those who want their shot of adrenalin in coffee-format.
Ice Cold Saturdays
A cold shot of caffeine is just what the doctor ordered to wake you right up in weekend mode. Cappuccino Ice over gossip and brunch, anyone?
It’s been a long week, full of fun and games… and good coffee. But now’s the time to take a step back and replenish our energies, maybe while enjoying an Espresso Decaf?
Or hell, if you’re the go hard or go home sort, then maybe a cheeky shot of Honduras Corquin Espresso, Colombia Sierra Nevada Lungo or Peru Cajamarca Espresso are more up your street. Exotically charged, with an enviable aftertaste, and a tendency to make you want more. Just like your normal Maltese weekend.
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