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The fourth flour of Liberty's in London currently hosts a pop-up Nescafe coffee 'shop'; they are promoting some new releases by giving way samples (and a mini cupcake). Being up in town yesterday I made use of the promotion but have to admit to being just a touch underwhelmed. Instant coffee does just not compare to a cafetière brewed cup - as this second Douwe Egberts coffee video demonstates - Cafetière made coffee is all I use at home now.


As mentioned with the first video this is the second in a series of 3 short films that charts the fascinating story of coffee. This one shows the breakthrough that truly made coffee instant and global - the filter. We also meet Etienne, the passionate tasting master behind the last 3 decades of Douwe Egberts blends. The video series are linked to two competitions:

1) Douwe Egberts MAIN competition:

The Netherlands is where it all started for Douwe Egberts, some 250 years ago, and we've been following the fascinating stories behind coffee ever since. We love hearing about your ideal endings to the coffee story - the kind of special coffee moments that you look forward to enjoying, week after week. In return for sharing, we're inviting one lucky winner and their friend to experience where it all began. You'll enjoy 3 nights of 4* accommodation, flights and transfers, £100 spending money and a whole host of Amsterdam's cultural and culinary delights.

The winner will be selected as the most original and humorous entry. Closing date is midnight, December 31st 2009.

LINK: http://behindeverycup.douwe-egberts.co.uk/

2) Hamper Giveaway provided by Douwe Egberts
Douwe Egberts are sponsoring this competition for the UK readers of my Spittoon - basically giving away a Christmas hamper (6x Etienne Products, Cafetiere, 2x Mugs,1x Thermos Travel Mug1x Douwe Egberts storage tin) to the value of £45.00. The competition relates to the three Douwe Egberts videos being posted with the question being detailed along with the third video. Closing Date for this one will be December 5th 2009


And if you tweet at all you might like to add ouwe Egberts to your list of followers: http://twitter.com/EtienneBlends



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