Douwe Egberts Aromettes

Before I was crowned a Mummy I was more of a tea girl, but there’s something about becoming a Mum (most probably the lack of sleep) that changes your tastes and suddenly coffee is my new best friend.  I’m still quite a lightweight when it comes to coffee, I don’t like anything too strong or bitter tasting, just a nice smooth taste to help me keep my eyes open and my wits about me.

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Douwe Egberts have recently launched their new little gem, Aromettes.  When my husband first saw them he thought I was trying to have a sneaky chocolate until he saw me drop it into the cafetiere, then he realised we didn’t own a cafetiere and thought I’d been on one my secret shopping trips for ‘this old thing’.  A quick explanation later that I had actually been sent the cafetiere, Mug and Douwe Egberts Aromettes to review and he seemed happy, provided I make him a coffee!!

I was sent the Intense Aroma, Smooth Aroma and a pack of Decaffeinated Coffee.  I immediately went for the smooth aroma as it is classed as medium strength.  It lives up to its name and has a really smooth aroma and taste to match, you just drop one of the large coffee beans into the cafetiere, pour the water on, leave for 4 minutes before depressing the plunger and you’re ready to go.  The beans can also be used in a filter machine but I don’t have one of those, I think we’ll stick with the cafetiere for the time being.  What I really like is that there is no mess, no sprinkling coffee all over the worktop – genius!  Initially I was dubious about trying the intense aroma but after a particularly bad night with a teething baby I decided it was exactly what I needed.  The taste was definitely more intense but still really smooth and I guarantee they will become a permanent fixture in my cupboard from now on, I’m hooked!

DISCLAIMER: I was sent a cafetiere, mug and coffee in exchange for a review.  All words and opinions are my own.

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