The following is a sponsored article from the coffee experts at Taylors of Harrogate.
What if you made it your mission to traverse the globe for the perfect cup of coffee? To source the ingredients from the purest places? To find the best coffee beans, the purest water, the most-perfect roasting location, and the freshest milk. One man has.
Dom Dwight, an employee of Taylors of Harrogate coffee has set off around the world on a search to create the best cup of coffee. You’re thinking Colombia or Brazil? Good thought, but not quite. Dwight’s mission took him nearly 13,000 miles to four countries and the farthest reaches of two different continents.
Here’s the geographical recipe for the most outstanding cup of coffee:
First we’ll need the coffee beans, an obvious ingredient to get right. For the best beans, Dom made a beeline for East Africa. Kenya is known for its top quality beans, specifically from the Nyeri region. April is the peak season for harvest and those are the beans Dom brought back. All of Taylors coffee is Rainforest Alliance, UTZ or Fair Trade certified.
Do you know: Roasting beans at high altitude allows the beans to be prepared at lower temperature? This preserves the sweetness and acidity that Kenyan coffee is known for. It also reduces bitterness in the beans. For high altitude roasting, Dom went to a 3,842 meter high peak overlooking Chamonix, France.
In one of the remotest corners of Europe you’ll find the continents last great wilderness. Ylitornio, in Lapland, is the source of the spring which supplies Taylors water, the main ingredient of coffee. The water here is low in minerals which is good for brewing consistently smooth coffee.
Dom comes back home to source the milk for Taylors. If you’re going to get one thing locally this is it: fresh milk. Not only is it fresh but it comes from what are considered the happiest cows in Britain. Cared for and milked by hand by the Hare Krishnas, these cows are treated very well and give Britain its highest quality and most expensive milk.
The final step, where it’s all put together in glory, is Taylors of Harrogate in London. Here the beans are expertly ground and brewed in a coffee siphon, the most sophisticated method.
This coffee is truly a global collaboration of the world’s best. Cheers to Dom Dwight for bringing it all together!
Harrogate coffee expert Taylor was founded in 1886 and is an independent family business dedicated to crafting outstanding coffee. Experts at Taylors have decades of experience seeking out the very best beans from the world’s best growing regions.