I kind of agree with you Ollie, however, Nestle who own Nescafé also own many other big name household brands which don’t get the bad press Nescafé does. For eg Kitkat, smarties, Vittel, obviously Nespresso. And has a big shareholding in l’Oreal. So while Nestle have a deservedly bad reputation for marketing baby formula to less developed countries without clean water, if you’re going to veto their products, you can’t restrict it to Nescafé and feel you’re taking a moral stand. In addition, there are problems with most of the multinational companies. They all tend to have fingers in rather dubious pies. And let’s not get started on big Pharma, without which we’d not have half the MS drugs we do, and yet there are countless stories about their various nefarious practices.
(I don’t drink Nescafé because it’s horrible!)