Typically, Lebanese Nescafe is a mix of instant coffee powder, Coffee-Mate, and sweetened condensed milk (which is just referred to as “Nestle”). Clearly, it’s not the healthiest. It also isn’t as pocket-friendly as it used to be.
Happy has made its own Black Gold coffee to compete with Nescafe Gold. The discount store’s version is significantly cheaper in price at 9,000 LBP for 100g versus Nescafe’s 15,500 LBP for the 100g jar.
But a taste test will have to be made to determine whether Happy was able to match the rich flavor.
#3 Tora Bika Premium 3 in 1
Tora Bika instant coffee 3 in 1 is a surprising discovery at Carrefour. It costs heaps less than the Nescafe brand and goes for 8,700 LBP/22 sachets. Tora Bika is not commonly known for its 3 in 1 rather for its instant cappuccino. Maybe you’ll end up liking its version of Nescafe.
#4 Nescafe 3 in 1
Finally, if you can’t shake that Nescafe flavor out of your head, you can always grab a bag of 3 in 1. It costs 12,000 LBP at Spinneys for a bag of 30 sachets.
Although the mix doesn’t taste exactly the same as your usual Nescafe, it saves you the trouble of also having to pay for Coffee-Mate and whatever sweetener you like. Note: There is also a sugar-free option.