Freshly roasted coffee beans, subtle underlying flavours, beautiful aroma, yes I’m celebrating everything coffee!
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of coffee, and that coffee features in quite a few of my recipes too! So, I just had to celebrate UK Coffee Week!
Coffee has been a staple for many people for many years. In fact coffee dates back as far as the 10th Century, and possibly even earlier. Intially discovered by the Galla tribe in Ethiopia, they noticed that when they ate coffee berries that were ground up and mixed with animal fat, they would get an energy boost. The worlds first coffee shop opened in the 15th Century, and then finally introduced to the West by Italian traders in the 17th Century, where the first coffee house was opened in Italy in 1645, followed by a coffee house in England in 1651 where it quickly became extremely popular!
Now, regular readers know that I do like my coffee, ok not just like, but love it. I may even go so far as to say I ‘need’ a coffee or 2 a day. There, I’ve said it! I tend to be a latte or mocha type of girl, but I can’t do cheap coffee. It’s got to be the properly roasted, smooth and rich flavoured coffee. Sorry Nescafe instant, but it’s just NOT the same!
I think I’ve been spoilt since my lovely friend Kate who runs Perkulatte made me taste her coffee all those years ago when she set up. No other coffee tastes as good now! How can it when coffee beans are loving roasted, by people who know what they’re doing!
I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about the very popular Perkulatte, an artisan coffee company, specialising in mail order delivery of the best coffee around. Check out her website for how to order coffee straight to your door each month.
(Top tip – subscription coffee makes for fabulous birthday and Christmas presents for coffee lovers!!)
So, in honour of coffee week, and the fact that not only do I love coffee, but I also love food, I thought I’d look back at just some of the recipes I’ve created that feature coffee!
We have the classic Mocha Choca Cake. This beauty is still one of our most viewed recipes, and for good reason. Light, fluffy, smells amazing whilst baking, and tastes even better. It’s a feast for the eyes and your tum!
Which means that our Mocha Overnight Oats are pretty special too – have you tried them yet? Just minutes to make, leave them overnight and in the morning you have the most amazing breakfast!
And let’s not forget about the Mocha Freakshake! Oh yes, this is a true coffee and chocolate lovers delight! It’s another of our top viewed recipes and it’s not hard to see why!
We’ve also got Latte Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Spiced Pumpkin Latte and more!
But that’s not all we’ve got! Oh no, see we’re kind like that!
To celebrate Coffee Week, we’ve teamed up with Perkulatte to give you the chance to win one of these fabulous couples coffee gift sets!
Struggling to find decent coffee? How would you like to win this wonderful collection to help with mornings? The prize includes:
- 1 bag Perkulatte coffee – roasted Colombian Suarez District Coffee
- 1 bag Silver Lantern Assam Tea
- 2 Honeywell bakes biscuits
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this simple question by commenting on this blog post:
QUESTION: What’s your favourite coffee and why?
HOW TO ENTER
The competition closes on Sunday 6th May and the prize will be sent out week commencing 7th May 2018.
I love the sweet flavour that comes through with the richness of the coffee. Perfect thing for my 3am morning feeds with my little one
It is a nice long drink to relax with and contemplate the world
(and I'd love the tea, and we'd share the biscuits - fair deal I think ;)) and her favourite is a black Americano, because she loves to be able to appreciate the flavour of a good quality coffee!
Ooh, soooo hard to choose a fave coffee. I generally like it strong hot and black at home first thing in the morning. BUT....I like to to drink local.....so, in Hanoi it’s Egg Coffee, in Saigon it’s Iced Coffee, in Italy its espresso. In Colombia its drip coffee roasted over hot coals in the open air.....Ahh so much Fantastic Coffee in the World..
It's short and sweet, but strong and to the point like me.