Product Type: Douwe Egberts Coffee
Newest Review: ... Whilst I still prefer the slightly richer taste of Nescafe, I would happily buy Douwe Egberts Pure Gold if it was on a cheaper deal.... more
Douwe Egberts Pure Gold Coffee - Worth Getting Up For.
Douwe Egberts Pure Gold
Member Name: Karonher
Douwe Egberts Pure Gold
Advantages: A great taste
Disadvantages: A bit more expensive than other brands
Even though I am trying to cut down on all the coffee I am drinking I still have to have three or four cups a day. I try all different types but one of my very favourites is Douwe Egberts. It is a bit more expensive than some of the others but for a treat it is well worth the extra money. There are normally 100g and 190g jars in supermarkets but I noticed that Amazon have been selling 400g jars so possibly these have been imported from Holland. Last time I bought any I got 2 jars for £6 and as one on its own was £4.99 I was really pleased with it. They do a few different types but my favourite is Pure Gold
The jar is quite attractive and the brown and gold colour label makes it look classy and as expensive as it really is. It smells quite strong and the granules are a decent size and have not been ground right down the way some instant coffees have been. They make a good strong cup of coffee and there is no trouble getting them to dissolve.
As I drink coffee black and this is quite strong it does not need more than half a teaspoon to make it strong enough for me. It has a lovely taste and is not in the least bit bitter. Although I love coffee I am not too keen on filter coffee so finding an instant that I can really enjoy has been great for me. It is classed as a medium blend - level 3 - and I don't think I would want to go much higher.
It is claimed that the coffee is made from a blend of the best beans, but then most will say that, but this does taste a lot better than the likes of Nescafe and Kenco.
Another advantage of this coffee is the jars and the fact that they have some use after the coffee has gone. They are a lovely shape and I use them to store other things. I have in the past put a bit of paint and water in them and then after a good shake they have dried and look even more fancy than they did before.
There are also refills in foil packets so they are doing their bit to help the environment.
Summary: My favourite coffee by far.