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If like me, you are a self-proclaimed coffee afficionado, then today’s post is dedicated for you!
As many of you know, not a day goes by in my house without coffee. If there is one thing I would not stand for, is the badly made or terribly tasting cup of coffee. That’s why I’m super excited to tell you about my latest discovery, Cafédirect coffee blends range.
Who is Cafédirect?
Cafédirect is a UK’s first and largest Fairtrade hot drinks brand. Unlike any other coffee company, these guys invest 50% of their profits into Producers Direct, a UK charity that works directly with farmers to improve sustainability and livelihoods, across the coffee growing world.
Cafédirect’s expert blend developers have developed a range of best ever flavour coffees, blended perfectly for how you like to drink yours.
It is so easy to select the right blend for you, whether you like silky smooth, or dark and intense coffees.
Choose the blend right for you
I have tried 3 different blends: Smooth, Lively and Intense. And to be honest, they all taste great!
My personal favourite is Cafédirect Fairtrade Lively Roast Ground Coffee. The flavour is just right, not too weak or not too strong for my liking. What I love about Lively blend is the fact that whether you drink it black or with milk, it doesn’t lose any of its great taste.
What I like even more about this blend, is that it has hints of caramel, and both, me and my other half are suckers for anything caramel-related. So, this one is definitely a winner for both of us!
Here is a little summary of tasting notes for each one of them:
Smooth- Silky smooth and easy drinking. It has notes of milk chocolate and hint of citrus acidity. This blend is best served black.
Lively- Vibrant and well-rounded. With notes of caramel and peanuts, this blend tastes great black or with milk.
Intense- Strong and dark, but with a hint of sweetness. It has notes of sweet tobacco and burnt sugar, with a heavy body. Intense blend is best served with milk.
How to brew your coffee using cafetiere
Follow these simple steps to get the most out of your brew:
- Pour fresh water into the kettle and bring it to boil. Leave it to rest for a minute.
- Add 1 heaped dessert spoon of coffee per cup to the cafetiere, add hot water-use a little water to evenly coat the grounds.
- Top up the water, give it a gentle stir and let it stand for 4 minutes
- Slowly push down the cafetiere filter, serve and enjoy!