In our homes, there is nothing a British man loves more than making a good cup of coffee while watching BBC News, boiling the kettle, getting the cup ready with a dash of delicate semi-skimmed milk, going into the cupboard and pulling out the ground coffee.
But do you have just plain coffee? or are you adventures with blends and go for the funkiest blend imaginable? Today in my quest for caffeine, I pull out a firecracker of a blend, Taylors of Harrogate “Cacao Superior Colombia”
The packaging is rife with the colours of grey, white and chocolate brown, Dancing around and swirling imagery of coffee and branches, the tasting notes describe the blend as “An indulgent Colombian coffee, like biting into a rich, gooey chocolate caramel”
The Blend is of single origin, coming from the Huila Region of Columbia, known for only growing the Arabica coffee cherries and packing a powerful punch in the blend.
After leaving the blend in my cafetiere for the recommended time of 5 minutes, I could smell the gooey chocolate caramel promised, the powerful black blend danced with the semi-skimmed milk to form a beautiful light chocolate brown.
As the blend stood, the first sip approached and the rush of caramel began, all the gooeyness of the caramel malting perfectly with the caffeine, then came to the aftertaste of sweetness and warmth associated with sugar and gentle blackcurrants.
Drink after drink it became more additive until it was gone, that’s what a good coffee does, it draws you in and it makes you want more. Bravo Taylors of Harrogate! Your coffee lived up to its name!
Does it go into hot drink heaven? Definitely
Will I buy it again? Oh yeah.
This has been Jordan’s Thoughts on the 11th of March 2018