#The following is a sponsored post from the coffee experts at Taylors.
Any coffee drinker knows that finding a great cup of coffee goes far beyond using the best beans. But just how far? Taylors of Harrogate’s coffee sent their man Dom Dwight crossing the globe to chase down the ultimate cup of coffee.
Today, 8 out 10 people in the UK drink coffee. It’s getting harder to fool people into believing their coffee is good when it’s not. Sales are up 19% and more people are developing a sophisticated taste for coffee. At Taylors they know you expect the best, and that’s why they’ve gone above and beyond to create a supremely delicious cup ofcoffee.
But just how far did they go and what exactly goes into a Taylors coffee that makes it so good?
First up: the beans. The right beans are crucial for an outstanding cup of coffee. Taylors could have gone to one of several countries in South America, Asia, or Africa. But they chose Kenya. All beans are grown with utmost care and each is either Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, or Fair Trade certified which means they are sustainable grown.
Roasting is just one step we coffee drinkers don’t think much about. It’s an important process in what will create the flavor profile of the drink when it’s brewed. In order to eliminate any bitterness and bring out the positive qualities like accentuating the sweetness and acidity, the beans were brought to the mountain peaks above Chamonix, France. Why there? It’s one of the highest locations in Europe. Beans roasted at super-high altitude require a lower temperature to roast, which brings out the superior characteristics of the beans.
The main ingredient of coffee? Water. Using the purest water in the world is going to contribute nicely to the ultimate cup of coffee. The water should also low in minerals, especially magnesium and calcium. Where to go to get some of the world’s purest water? Finland. Water is sourced from a spring in Finish Lapland where the remote wilderness is far from human-induced impurities.
Happy cows produce good quality milk. Milked by hand and kept in spacious quarters, these cows are raised by the Hare Krishnas. Milk is important to source locally, and England has some of the greenest pastures and freshest dairy products in the world. This farm is Watford Farm, bequeathed to the Hare Krishnas by the late George Harrison.
The Grind and Brew
This last and absolutely crucial step is often fumbled by amateur coffee makers. Not at Taylors. Here they’ve been producing tea and coffee for over a century. The beans are precision ground and brewed in a coffee siphon.
There you have it, the ultimate cup of coffee. You could say Taylors went the extra mile to create this perfection, but actually they went 12,999!
For this quest for the ultimate cup of coffee, Taylors sent 36-year-old Dom Dwight, who has a lifelong passion for coffee. Dwight said, “The chance to travel the world, sourcing ingredients identified as the very best, then sharing the fruits of that crazy labor with people back home, meant this whistle stop world tour really was the trip of a lifetime.”