The Best Coffees For…

1. Lazy Sundays:

Taylor and Harrogate Lazy Sunday

What They Say:

We love Sunday. It’s a day for pottering and pleasing yourself. The best way to start the day is slowly, relaxing with the Sunday papers and a pot of coffee.  We created this blend especially for Sundays. It’s smooth, delicious and moreish, and tastes perfect with breakfast breads and pastries. (from Here.)

What I Say:

This is the perfect coffee for a Sunday reading, not doing anything much and just lazing around. It also reminds me of doing my MA because I drank this in the bucketloads! It is definitely smooth and moreish as per the description, and has a lovely smooth scent. I prefer it with milk rather than black, because the smoothness comes out better.

2. Waking Up:

Kenco Rich Instant Coffee

What They Say:

If you prefer a little more body to your coffee, reach for our Kenco Rich. We take the finest Arabica beans – noted for their full bodied and lively taste – and add just a touch of tangy acidity. The result is a full, rich coffee with an irresistible aroma. (from Here).

What I Say

This is a great coffee for waking up with, it definitely has a lovely aroma that gently wakes you up when you’re feeling groggy and suffering from a touch of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). This is my family’s coffee of choice, so I don’t really have a say in the matter of what coffee I have to wake up to! It is smoother and richer than Nescafe, for example – I like Nescafe but it seems stronger than this Kenco blend.

3. For a Sweet Treat

Starbucks Latte with Syrup of Your Choice – I prefer Hazelnut

Ahem, if you’re craving a huge burst of sweetness, Starbucks Coffee is probably the sweetest. It doesn’t exactly taste like strong Italian Coffee, I know – I like Costa for proper strong Italian coffee (even their Latte is quite strong). No matter what you think of them, at least their sofas and armchairs are comfortable and their coffee is sweet.

4. Homemade Latte.

My Mum started this all off, so it is essentially the way she makes a Latte when she is craving one (most mornings). Basically, you take a mug of milk, heat it in the microwave for about two minutes, then add a spoonful or two of instant coffee. Then either add a syrup of your choice or sugar or sweetener (or not). Stir it all together. No, you won’t get the foam of a coffee machine, but it does taste like a Latte!

5. Homemade Mocha

This is something I kind of cobbled together. It starts with the heating of the milk in the microwave and a spoonful of instant coffee. Then you add a spoonful or two of Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate (the one you add to milk, not the instant). You don’t really need to sweeten it because the hot chocolate is enough.

I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee. ~ Carly Simon

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