Brewing up a reviving cup of hot coffee has become a sacred ritual in my daily routine since having the boys. A strong shot of espresso poured into a large cup of steaming milk works wonders when you’re feeling a bit ravaged by the daily grind.
So I was curious when Douwe Egberts got in touch to see if I’d like to try their new Aromettes. They look like giant coffee beans, but they’re actually individually pressed servings of ground coffee.
You can use them in a cafetiere or filter machine instead of regular ground coffee. No need for measuring, you just plonk in one Aromette per cup you’re making. This is quite pleasing if you’re in a rush for your hit of java.
They come in two varieties – Smooth (Strength 3) and Intense (Strength 5). I found the Smooth version to be a lovely mild sunday morning type coffee, perfect for a gentle start to the day when you want the coffee flavour but not the adrenalin rush!
The Intense variety is ideal for my weekday mid-morning caffeine boost when I need a proper kick up the backside. The flavour of both types was great, so compressing the coffee as soon as it’s ground really locks in those aromas that often get lost once you’ve opened a packet of coffee.
The only drawback for me is that you can’t use the Aromettes in stovetop espresso makers, so I tested them in my pre-historic orange filter machine. I think I’ll be more likely to use them when I’m making coffee for a crowd.
You will be able to get hold of Aromettes from Monday 14th February exclusively in Tesco stores… OR you can win a pot on my blog!
And not just coffee folks, oh no, we’re going to throw in £100 of Tesco Vouchers too!!!!! Am I spoiling you or what??!! Spreading the Valentine love I like to think 😉
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!
So to enter this frankly ay-mazing competition there is one mandatory way to enter and an extra thing you can do to get a bonus entry.
The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced in a subsequent post on this blog.
To win a pot of Aromettes and £100 Tesco Vouchers:
1. Mandatory. Leave a comment below telling me about your coffee-loving rituals – do you have it at the same time every day? How do you have it? Is it at home or at your favourite coffee shop?
2. Second chance to win, tweet a link to this giveaway as follows: “Win coffee and £100 Tesco vouchers @cookingkt” WITH A LINK TO THIS POST. Then leave a second comment saying you’ve done so telling me your Twitter ID.
You must leave a further separate comment for your bonus entry otherwise it cannot be selected in the draw.
And for another chance to win check out Fuss Free Flavours where the same prize is up for grabs!