When it comes to coffee brands, there are plenty to choose from, and many offering a vast range of coffee for every type of coffee drinker. However, not all have managed to gain such international fame as Maxwell House and Nescafe. We are going to compare all of the coffees available with Maxwell House and specifically, Nescafé Gold. Before deciding which is the best brand, let’s begin with their humble beginnings.
Maxwell House and Nescafé Gold Brand History
Maxwell House History
Maxwell House began when American Joel Cheek met Roger Nolley Smith, a British coffee broker. Thanks to Smith’s ability to identify the origin of a coffee just by smelling the green beans, the two were able to create an incredible blend. In 1892, Cheek took the blend to Maxwell House Hotel with a free sample. Once the free sample had been used, customers complained about the original coffee the hotel used. The hotel bought the exclusive rights to the coffee and so the name was taken from the hotel. Today, Maxwell House is owned by Kraft Foods.
Nescafé Gold History
Nescafé is a combination of Nestle and café. Nestle was formed in 1905 when 2 English brothers merged companies with two Swiss brothers. When the Brazilian government began the imitative of preserving the surplus of Brazilian coffee harvest in 1930, Nestle began to develop coffee, with Nescafe being introduced in 1938. Nescafé was so popular during the Second World War that the production in American plants was only for the military. Europeans have been enjoying Nescafé Gold since 1965.
Side by Side Comparison
Maxwell House and Nescafé Gold both focus on convenience. Rather than selling coffee beans, the coffee companies have quick solutions for a rich coffee.
If you have a Keurig coffee machine, both coffee companies have K-Cups for sale.
We have a choice of Original Roast, Decaf 100% Arabica, Master Blend Light, House Blend Medium, Breakfast Blend, Breakfast Blend Light, and French Roast.
The K-Cup capsules are rather limited with Medium Roast and Dark Roast capsules.
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There is a Vanilla Caramel, French Vanilla, Orange, Hazelnut, and Vanilla Bean Latte. For a cold coffee, there is the Vanilla Iced Latte.
The coffees tend to be more traditional, with a choice of Latte, Skinny Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Caramel Latte, Double Choc Mocha, Irish Latte, and a Cappuccino.
One brand may have gained fame for its ground coffee, the other seems to offer more.
Maxwell House has both ground and instant coffee. The ground coffee comes as Original Roast Medium, Master Blend, Master Blend Light, Dark Roast, 100% Columbian, French Roast Dark, and a caffeine kick with the Morning Boost Light. For an instant coffee, choose from the Original Roast, Cappuccino, or Café Francais.
The Nescafe Gold range are all freeze-dried instant coffees. There is an Original, Espresso 100%, Columbia, Medium Roast, Dark Roast, Espresso, Espresso Intense Aroma, and an Organic coffee.
It’s not wise to drink too much coffee in a day. Sometimes, we need the taste and aroma without the energy rush.
There are three decaffeinated coffees, the Half Caf, Original Roast medium Decaf, and the same in an instant coffee.
Aside from the Original Decaf, there is a Decaf Blend, an Espresso Decaf, and Cappuccino Decaf Unsweetened Taste.
In some cases, single-serve coffees can help retain more of the freshness compared to a larger container.
There are Medium Roast coffee bags available.
Nescafé chooses single-serve sticks like the Double Coffee from Malaysia and the Blend Sticks.