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==Taylors of Harrogate Lazy Sunday Ground Coffee== I have been going through a good amount of coffee recently which probably isn't recommended too much seeing as I am pregnant. However since being pregnant I have developed a love for coffee which I never had before. I have now got a coffee machine and it seems that these little bags you buy don't really go too far. Not only do I love the taste of the coffee but I think putting the coffee machine on makes for a far better home air freshener than compared to plugging in an Air Wick as the fresh coffee aroma is wonderful through the house. This week Taylors Coffee has been on special offer in Morrison's for a little over the £2 mark, so I have bought several packets to try and see which one I like the most. This "Lazy Sunday" variety was the first one I picked up as the name sounded appealing in the first instance and when reading the description on the front of the packet it sounded really rather nice. Taylors describe this Lazy Sunday coffee as "Smooth and Moreish". It has a strength rating of 3 and again described as a medium roast coffee. This sounds just perfect for me but I was waiting until I had brewed up my first batch before stocking up on any more packets. The back of the pack states that it is "an easy going aromatic blend created to enjoy over a lazy weekend brunch, but beautifully smooth any day of the week. Its harmonious combination of Central American and African beans is so mild and moreish you can enjoy cup after cup - perfect for getting you through the Sunday papers!" - it certainly sounds perfect! The coffee granules were placed in my coffee machine which doesn't need a filter but for ease of cleaning I always use a paper filter as well. I have a little scoop which applies to one scoop per person drinking so I wanted to make up 4 mugs therefore used 4 heaped scoops of these granules. The smell of the coffee was really very delicious and quite strong too so I couldn't wait to add a couple of brown sugars and some milk to my mug and add this dark brown liquid to my cup. I don't think it was Sunday when I first had a brew of this coffee but it was 11 o Clock and coffee time and the taste of the coffee really was tasty and relaxing. The coffee was a nice strength for my liking and very smooth and rich. There was no strong bitter taste like some coffees I have tried seem to have and the taste is mellow and mild which ticks all of my boxes. I really enjoyed drinking this coffee and have already nearly finished the 227 gram pack that I purchased. It really is what the packet states, "moreish" and the packet itself didn't seem to last that long at all. I will certainly be buying this particular Taylors ground Coffee again and I think it well deserves a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation. I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I am a huge coffee fan and much prefer a cup of filter coffee to instant. Taylors of Harrogate sell a whole range of coffees and Lazy Sunday is one of their Lifestyle range aimed at taking the guess work out of choosing a coffee for a particular occasion or time of day. I mostly buy from the Taylors range as there is a wide variety, it is available in most supermarkets and their coffee is consistently good. Taylors claim their packaging is the Rolls Royce as the coffee is packed immediately after roasting and grinding into foil bags with a special freshness valve to seal in the flavour and aroma. I am not sure about the Rolls Royce claim, but their packs are easy to open and a fabulous coffee smell hits you as you open the pack. I always enjoy my coffee more when it comes from a new pack as it tastes so much fresher, to try and keep it that way I decant this coffee into a sealed container to try and retain that fresh taste. I also keep it in the fridge although I think the jury is out on that one. I make my coffee in a cafetiere and use 3 heaped dessert spoons of coffee in a 6 cup cafetiere. For me that delivers a perfect tasting coffee, but obviously you can adjust the amount to suit your personal taste. You can also use this in different coffee makers but Taylors do recommend the cafetiere method. Pour freshly boiled water that is just off the boil onto the coffee and leave for up to 5 minutes to brew, and then depress the plunger slowly to push the coffee to the bottom. I serve with hot milk. To ensure you get the best tasting coffee, always boil fresh water and make sure the cafetiere is clean and warm. Wait a few moments after the kettle has boiled as boiling water makes coffee taste bitterer. I always think a great cup of coffee should be served in a great cup, so for me I have to like the shape, design, size and texture of the cup. My husband thinks I am potty, but if I have the choice I make sure the cup is to my taste as well. I also use hot milk rather than cold. This blend of coffee is lovely as the name suggests it is perfect for drinking whilst relaxing with the Sunday papers. It is very smooth and mellow but does deliver on the coffee flavour front without being bitter. If you love really strong coffee then this probably isn't for you. I think I am a middle of the road coffee drinker as I hate weak or very strong coffees. This is classified as Medium roast 3, which describes how long the coffee is roasted to release the flavour and the number 3 gives an indication of the strength. I am not an expert but I think the scale goes to 5 so this is somewhere in the middle in terms of strength. The coffees are a blend of Central and South American coffees. Some of my favourite coffees come from America particularly Guatemala and Columbia, which is probably why I like this blend. I love the smell of coffee especially when it is really fresh and this smells gorgeous which is why I think it tastes so good. I am not sure exactly how many cups of coffee you get from a pack as I don't drink lots of filter coffee, but it is much more expensive than drinking instant, but I think you get what you pay for. We usually brew this on a weekend and so a pack lasts a few weeks. It costs £3.59 for 227g, but I always buy when there is an offer on, so generally get 2 packs for £6 A 5 star coffee from a fabulous Yorkshire company .
I vary my choose in ground coffee depending on what I feel like and what's on offer when I go shopping. Taylor's of Harrogate is one the coffee brands l like and I buy the Lazy Sundays version as it's not too strong - Taylor's rate it as a 3/5 in strength. The Lazy Sundays packaging is quite attractive with a green landscape and blue sky theme. It is a foil-type packaging to keep the coffee fresh and has a sticky re-sealable tab to keep the pack airtight. I always keep my coffee in the fridge as it keeps better and stays fresh for longer, I have friends who even keep theirs in the freezer, it doesn't freeze but does keep very well. This isn't a strong coffee, however you do get a nice waft of fresh coffee on opening the packaging. It's also not a bitter coffee, I really don't like bitter coffee so avoid Italian blends. Lazy Sundays is made from a combination of beans from central America and Africa. I like that this coffee isn't strong but sometimes I do feel it lacks a bit in flavour, depending on my mood. When making coffee I usually use one coffee scoop per person, however with this coffee one scoop is quite weak, which is sometimes good, but sometimes I prefer it a little stronger so add one and a bit scoops per person. I find this coffee does need to stand for 3-4 minutes after the boiling water, which I leave for a minute or so so it is just off the boil, before pouring into the cafetiere otherwise the flavour doesn't sufficiently diffuse into the water. Taylor's have several other blends in their coffee range and I find that Waitrose sometimes has the whole Taylors range on offer, for example buy 2 packs for around £4.50, one 227g pack usually costs just under £3. For those who like weak coffee this is a good option. I do like to vary my coffee blends and brands as drinking the same one all the time can get a bit boring. This coffee is one of the blends and brands I like and I do look out and buy it when it's on offer.
Historically I have been a tea drinker and never used to like coffee apart from the nice smell when you walk past coffee shops and it wafts out of the door. I still don't like instant coffee, but I've grown to love proper coffee from the likes of Starbucks and Costa (and local independent coffee shops of course), and love nothing more than a nice latte or cappuccino. After discovering this love of coffee, I invested in a cafetiere, and my dad introduced me to a milk frothing jug which heats the milk on the hob and you use the plunger to make the milk frothy. This way, I can recreate the latte experience in my own home, and impress all our guests! As I drink coffee in the form of latte, I need a strong-ish coffee otherwise the flavour gets lost in the sweetness of the milk. I bought my cafetiere and then went to Tesco to peruse the aisle full of ground coffee. The Taylors of Harrogate coffee caught my eye because of the packaging. It was bright green and very eye catching, and I liked the name. The one I bought was called "Lazy Sunday" which is when we drink the majority of our coffee, as Sunday morning watching TV with the papers is the only time my other half and I get to ourselves these days. The coffee is number 3 on the strength scale (medium roast) and I find this the perfect strength because you can still taste the coffee over the sweet milk, but it's not overpowering or too strong to drink without the frothy milk. It smells absolutely gorgeous when you open the packet, and feels like a real luxury. The coffee was around £3 for 227g from Tesco (one of the few things I didn't buy on offer!) and also seemed good value in comparison to other coffees on the shelf. I was looking for a quality product really because I think the money you save having coffees at home instead of when you're out and about justifies buying a good quality coffee. This coffee has lasted a month or so (not bad considering it's the price of one coffee in a coffee shop), but we do get through a pot per week and I have been experimenting with quantities in my new cafetiere so I guess it depends how strong you like your coffee and how many spoons you use each time. This is a good quality coffee which will probably get you hooked, and I'm now curious about other coffees in the Taylors of Harrogate range.
Since I got my cafetiere for Xmas I've been trying loads of different coffee to get one that I love and make it my fave, I like the Taylors range but wasn't that mad keen on this Lazy Sunday one. It comes in exactly the same foil bag as you can see above and is strength 3, Taylors grade their coffee on a 1 - 5 scale so this one is slap bang in the middle. You use 1 rounded spoon for each cup of coffee you're making so it's easy to weigh out, I added an extra spoon as well because the smell didn't seem strong enough for me..... I like my coffee STRONG!!! After I let it brew for a bit I poured myself a cup and realised that it's quite weak compared to the other fresh coffee I've tried in the last few weeks. I had only added a bit of milk but the flavour of the coffee couldn't come through very well and when I put my sugar in I don't think the coffee was any nicer than the Kenco instant I usually buy. It hasn't got a very rich flavour either and the taste of it was deffo spoiled by the milk, I can drink black coffee but do prefer it to have at least a bit of milk in so I knew straight away that this wasn't going to be a favorite. I reckon because it's called Lazy Sunday it's supposed to have quite a faint taste, but it didn't wake me up or anything like that. One good thing I suppose is that after I had drunk 3 cups of it (I ain't sussed out how to do less than that yet and still have it tasting like coffee!!! lol) I didn't get jittery like I sometimes do with these fresh coffees. Over all I think this is quite a boring coffee and I prefer something with a bit more flavour, it's not something I'd refuse if I was at someone elses house because it doesn't exactly taste BAD but I won't buy it again because for me there's no point buying coffee that tastes so weak and dull. Sort of recommended..... for people who like weaker coffee than me!!!
Brand: Taylors of Harrogate / Type: Coffee