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==Taylors Take It Easy Coffee==
The Taylors range of filtered coffee granules are on special offer at the moment in Morrison's stores for a good price of £2.33 pence for a average sized pack containing 227 grams. This is such a good price compared to all the other brands of filtered coffee that I have stocked up a fair bit and am working my way through the range to see which ones if any I would buy when the price goes back up to normal.
Taylors is a brand which has been making and selling coffee since 1886 so it seems like a brand you can trust and one that is favoured by a lot of people. I hadn't personally heard of the brand before seeing it on offer in Morrison's but I haven't been a coffee drinker for that long either so maybe it was just a brand that had passed me by.
This Take It Easy coffee is a low caffeine product which I thought I would give a try considering I am 38 weeks pregnant and probably shouldn't be overloading myself with too much caffeine for the sake of the baby. I was a little unsure of buying it though as I have been told by hardened coffee drinkers that decaffeinated coffee is really just no where near as nice as regular coffee. For the price though I did think I would give this "low" caffeine coffee a try.
The Take It Easy coffee is a grade 3 strength medium roast coffee made with a blend of 50% decaffeinated Brazilian coffee beans.
This "Take it Easy" coffee is easy to make up using my coffee machine and I add one heaped scoop per mug of coffee that I am planning on having. I always use a coffee filter in my machine even though I don't really have to but this just makes it easier to get all the used coffee granules out once the coffee has been filtered and for the sake of buying a pack of filters for around £1 for 80 filters it makes it a lot easier to keep the machine clean.
The smell of the coffee granules is really lovely and feels very warming as far as an aroma can do. The colour of the Take it Easy Coffee grains is a nice golden brown colour and the size of the grains is the usual small sized pieces which makes it easy for the flavour to come out of the product quickly and easily.
Once I have the machine up and running and the hot water is filtering through over the Taylors coffee granules the smell that I noticed of the raw coffee is highlighted and made even more aromatic and the wonderful coffee aroma is quick to spread around the house and is far better than any air fresher money can buy. The scent is rich and flavoursome and makes me want to get a cup of the good stuff before the brewing process has finished but I have some patients and wait until the machine says I can pour myself a cup.
To the coffee I add a couple of teaspoons of sugar for my taste and I also use the coffee mate that I have recently started using to make for a creamier and far more luxurious tasting coffee drink. The coffee taste itself is not overly strong which is a good thing and there was none of that bitter taste either. I probably wouldn't be able to taste any difference between this low caffeine coffee and any other filtered coffee that I have tried so far and that was a fact I was rather surprised at. The taste was really rather nice and I am sure that the coffee mate helped give this a nice rich and creamier taste.
This Take it Easy Coffee is the second of the range that I had tried and I must say that I was more pleased with this coffee than their previous coffee "Lazy Sunday" which I also really enjoyed. Considering its lower caffeine content and thus better for me in my condition it is a really nice blend which I would be more than happy to buy again and for that reason I feel that a tops core of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is well deserved!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read
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 "Take it Easy" version as it's not too strong - Taylor's rate it as a 3/5 in strength.
The Take it Easy packaging is quite funky, the bottom half of the package is a bright yellow, New York cab colour and the top of the yellow part their the shape of a NY cab. The upper part of the packaging is silhouettes in grey of NY city, with an overhead traffic light at the top of the package. I think the brown packet shown above is the old packaging design. 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. Take it East is made from a combination of beans from Brazil and decaffinated beans from Columbia and is medium roast. I think this coffee is quite unique in that it is part caffeinated part decaffeinated, which I like - this way I can drink even more!!! I like that this coffee it isn't too strong but has a good flavour.
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 £3.67, coffee prices have really gone up just recently!
For those who like weaker (as in less caffeine) coffee this is a great 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.
Money! Don't you get fed up with all this talk of recession, bank rates going down etc - well if you have a mortgage you'll be pleased but if you want to have a bit of fun with the interest from money you invested then you will be disappointed , as I am! So this leads me to doing the weekly shopping in Tesco and looking out for bargains. I do love Illy coffee but it is pricey and often there are some good offers on Ground coffee, so while I put some Douwe Egbert coffee in the trolley - another of my favourites, my husband noticed a packet of Taylors of Harrogate Take it Easy ground coffee. Being a Yorkshire man he was almost bound to notice Harrogate I suppose!
The packet is foil and mostly in grey with the top third of the front of the packet showing a picture of a building, possibly the Empire state building and a lot of sky and grass. The printing is in white and silver on the back and quite difficult to read. The grade is 3 and it is medium roast, it is also low in caffeine, which is why my husband thought I would like it. I had to reduce my caffeine recently so I now drink de-caff instant and my 1 drink of caffeine each day is my after dinner coffee, so this could be the cherry on the cake.
On the back of the packet it tells me that New Yorkers are a pretty demanding bunch and know what they want when it comes to coffee. Take it Easy is a combination of regular and decaffeinated inspired by a blend served in NY delis for office workers to enjoy all day long. Tailors produce this smooth but flavourful blend to help us to have a nice coffee every day.
Take it easy is a blend of Brazilian and 50% decaffeinated Columbian coffee beans, so you can reduce your intake of caffeine or drink twice as much without overdoing it!
Taylors of Harrogate
A family business, started in 1886, famous for teas and coffees, and a firm that believe in trading fairly. They regularly visit the coffee farms and co-operatives where the growers live and work and pay a fair price for their coffee. They also support Trees for life and by collecting four tokens off the packets, you can send them to Taylors and save a tree.
How to make a cup of coffee
You will all have your favourite ways of making Ground coffee, I have a selection of coffee makers but use my Espresso maker most of all. This filters the coffee under pressure. Take it Easy is ground so it can be used in all coffee makers, they recommend using one dessertspoon per cup in a cafetière or filter. I then steam my milk and create a froth so it is like a Cappuccino. A sprinkling of chocolate on top and it is ready to drink.
If I hadn't known that my husband had opened this coffee I wouldn't have known the difference. It tasted just like the last coffee we were using. It wasn't too strong, as I dislike bitter coffee, but as it says on the packet it is a medium roast and smooth.
I really disliked de-caffeinated coffee at first, but know find it OK, my husband says it tastes awful but admitted he couldn't tell the difference with this brand.
Normally £2.49 but it was half price in Tesco when I bought it before Christmas, so an absolute bargain at £1.24 for a 227gram packet.
Sell by date
I was pleased to see that it is best before March 2010, so as it was a bargain I shall have to buy some more and keep in the cupboard.
Will I buy it again?
You bet I will and there are lots of other blends to try to. If your local shop doesn't stock it try looking online at http://www.taylorsofharrogate.co.uk/ and you can buy online.
I am not really a fan of coffee, neither pure coffee or decafe, or indeed any other sort of coffee. A while back I was persuaded by a friend to try out this brand, just for a taste, and I suprisingly found that I liked it. It has quite a unique taste and smell, which in my view is better than most other coffees and is the main reason that I continue to use this brand on some occasions, such as when a friend comes over or when I need a hot drink after a cold day. Thuis brand of coffee can be purchased from most high street stores and smaller shops, but I couldn't find it in my local branch of Safeways. Whether this is just my store or in general I do not know. But you should give this a chance, even if you do not like coffee that much like me. It may suprise you.
Take It Easy New York Deli Roast ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Time to try another one anyway, over in the next village to mine there is another little shop but they had a choice of TWO filter coffees! (I can't wait for my next supermarket trip) So as you can probably guess I chose this one. It was a little more expensive at £2.65 for 227g but this time it came in a rather cute little storage caddy, or tin to you and me, so I paid up the extra few pennies quite happily. This coffee is a medium roasted one that claims to have only half the caffeine of other filter blends, as it's a blend decaffeinated and regular coffee on a 50/50 basis. So you can drink it all day if you want to. It also says on the pack it is suitable for all coffee makers. The pack recommends one dessertspoon per person, I assume they mean per cup but anyway I used one spoon per mug and it was very nice indeed. Again this has a very smooth taste not very much different to the Douwe Egberts stuff I was drinking the other day, it was a little bit sweeter which surprised me, as normally I would spot decaffeinated very quickly as I find the taste of it quite bitter and horrible. The smell of this coffee when it is brewing is absolutely outstanding. I give this coffee five out of five and can't wait to try the other coffees in the Taylors range. Taylors of Harrogate say that by buying this coffee, you can help their long-term commitment to community initiatives and tree planting projects in countries where their tea and coffee is grown and that every year they donate £100,00 to international charities. For more information write to:- Trees for Life, PO Box 137, Harrogate, HG2 7UJ. If you want advice on coffee making you can telephone Taylors on 01423 889822. There doesn't seem to have a website that I can find at the moment. By the way it goes ex
tremely well with a huge pack of Kit Kats!
Taylors of Harrogate have come up with a fifty/ fifty blend - half caffeinated beans and half decaffeinated. With Take It Easy you can cut your caffeine intake by 50%, or drink twice as much coffee without overdoing it! Take it easy is suitable for all coffee makers.