Product Type: Douwe Egberts Coffee
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A cup of pure gold, Douwe Egberts Pure Gold.
Douwe Egberts Pure Gold
Member Name: trayrope
Douwe Egberts Pure Gold
Advantages: Tastes nice, great packaging.
Disadvantages: none for me.
Since discovering coffee as a teenager I have drunk it virtually everyday since, apart from when I was pregnant and I gave up caffeine altogether. Most of my days are started with a nice steaming hot mug or two of coffee.
I am happy to drink most coffee, apart from those super cheap ones that I am sure are made up of mud and tree bark, so I will usually buy whatever is on offer at the supermarket or what my Mother-In-Law gives me from her 'End Of The World' store cupboard.
Recently she gave me a 190g jar of Douwe Egberts Medium Roast Pure Gold. She has informed me that the jars usually cost around £7 but she will only buy them when they are on a half price offer or when they are buy one get one free. A jar of this coffee usually last me a couple of weeks, I drink 5 or 6 cups a day.
One of the things I really like about Douwe Egberts is the packaging (identical to the one in the picture above) the whole jar is made of glass, the lid has a nice solid plastic inner that helps seal the jar and keeps the coffee nice and fresh, when I have a jar of Douwe Egberts I usually keep the coffee in the jar rather than pour it into my coffee canister. as the jar is made of glass it is easily recyclable, but I like to keep the jars and re-use them for storing sweets, gravy granuals, rice, oxo cubes etc
Medium Roast Pure Gold is as the name suggests classed as a medium coffee and is rated at 3 on a scale of 1-5 on the label on the side of the jar. It is a nice well balanced coffee flavor that is great for drinking at any time of the day.
When I pop the lid open I can smell a rich coffee aroma, it is reminiscent of dark chocolate in that it smells bitter but inviting. The granules themselves are a pale golden brown and look like tiny chips of stone. There is virtually no coffee dust in the jar which tells me that this is good quality.
To make my coffee I put a heaped teaspoon into my favorite mug and add a good glug of milk, I then stir the coffee into the milk while the kettle boils so as to prevent the very rare coffee flecks floating in the top of my cup once the coffee is made, once the kettle has boiled and then come off the boil I pour the water into my cup and stir. I then like to curl up on the sofa and slowly inhale the warm coffee vapors and sip my coffee.
Pure Gold is a very smooth coffee and does not singe the eyebrows off with a thumping massive coffee injection. It does not leave a bitter after taste in the mouth, although my husband claims it gives me coffee breath. I thoroughly enjoy my morning coffees and my mid morning coffee and my dinner time coffee and so on and so forth, till about 6 o clock when I switch to de-caff tea.
As well as my regular coffee I make milky coffees with this and use it to make a rather scrummy coffee cake, so I would consider Pure Gold to be a very versatile coffee.
As with all Douwe Egberts coffee it is UTZ certified meaning that it is produced from a sustainable source, more information can be found on the Douwe Egberts website.
In my opinion this is a coffee that will suit most coffee drinkers it is not bitter and has a mild coffee taste.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A really pleasant coffee suitable for drinking any time.