Tuesday, 6 December 2011

New Douwe Egberts ground coffee range - plus decaff giveaway!

When Douwe Egberts asked if I'd like to try their new ground coffee range, I was genuinely excited. As you may know I'm a big coffee fan and in fact I have a cafetiere and a secret stash of Douwe Egberts in my drawer at work, so I don't have to drink the sludge that passes for coffee in our office. (Snob, moi?)

The new range comprises six brand new coffee blends:

1) House Blend – a smooth classic blend of the finest beans. Perfect for any time of day.

2) Time Together – a spicy blend with a hint of vanilla and nut. Perfect for when you are relaxing with friends.

3) CafĂ© Milano – a traditional Italian style coffee with a relaxing blend and a hint of spice. Perfect to relax and escape with.

4) Flavourful Decaff - a smooth blend with a hint of vanilla and chocolate using decaffeinated beans. Perfect for those who prefer a lower caffeine intake.

5) Morning Americano – an American style coffee with a strong blend of nutty flavouring. Perfect to kick-start your day.

6) Fired up – an espresso style blend with intense spice and chocolate flavouring creating with dark-roasted beans. Perfect for those who appreciate a rich flavour.

And lucky me, I got to sample them all! I was very impressed. They all tasted very fresh (sometimes pre-packed ground coffee can be a bit stale) and rich without any hint of bitterness. My favourite without a doubt was the Morning Americano, which is lovely brewed quite strong in a stovetop espresso pot and enjoyed black, but I also really liked Time Together. I'm not convinced by the name, I have to admit, but the coffee itself is very tasty without being too intense and is lovely with a piece of cake!

The range is available now in Tesco and other stores, priced around £3.14 for a 300g bag. The Morning Americano is definitely going to be a permanent fixture in my fridge!

I have a bag of the Flavourful Decaff to give away to one lucky person. Just comment on this post and tell me how you take your coffee. I'll pick a winner on Sunday 11 December. Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you. Sorry but I can only post the prize within the UK.

Many thanks to Jessica for the yummy samples :)
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