Nescafé is a brand of coffee made by Nestlé (the biggest food company in the world). It comes in many different forms. The name is a portmanteau of the words “Nestlé” and “café”. Founded in 1929, when Nestlé was challenged to help preserve the surplus coffee beans in Brazil that resulted from the Wall Street Crash.
Nestle’s coffee specialist, Max Morgenthaler, was tasked with creating a delicious cup of coffee simply by adding water. Max and his team worked hard to find a new way to make instant coffee that would retain the coffee’s natural flavour. In 1938, they found the answer, and NESCAFÉ was born.