Our morning coffee has become a near-religious ritual …
It has never been more apparent that we are creatures of habit. For many of us, one of our most ingrained habits is the morning ritual of a good cup of coffee. Whether formerly taken en route to the office or now at our kitchen table, the morning coffee brings structure and routine to our day (along with much needed mental clarity) and is vital to us, the coffee drinkers, now more than ever. While many of our favourite coffee haunts are beginning the laborious process of reopening amidst a pandemic, for most, a good cup of coffee at home has reached dizzying new heights of importance. With no casual get-togethers at our local café on the horizon any time soon, it’s time to go the extra mile and get café quality coffee delivered to your home. Whether you favour pre-ground, whole bean or even instant coffee, here’s how to do just that.
From coffee makers to bags of beans to posh instant, 3fe has everything you need to brew top- quality coffee at home. There are online masterclasses to show you how to get the best cup from your particular machine and a subscription service every week, fortnight or month should you not be a risk-taker when it comes to keeping the coffee beans in plentiful supply. There is also free delivery over €20. www.3fe.com
If McCabe’s Coffee from Co Wicklow is good enough for Brown Thomas, Lolly & Cooks and Airfield Estate, it should certainly satisfy even the most discerning quarantine coffee palette. The McCabe’s Espresso Blend is particularly good as is the Wicklow Organic Blend which is full of chocolate and biscuit notes, never a bad thing. www.mccabecoffee.com
Badger & Dodo
The father and son-in-law boutique coffee roasters of Badger & Dodo have been roasting coffee on the family farm in Fermoy since 2008. They import directly into Cork from Brazil and Colombia and roast in smaller batches to allow greater control over heat. Their most popular blend in the Blackwater Blend which is 100 per cent Arabica & Rainforest Alliance certified. www.badgeranddodo.ie
Cloud Picker Coffee
With free shipping (with orders over 1kg) from its Dublin roastery, Cloud Picker Coffee has several options for the coffee aficionado, offering a subscription service and a vast range of coffee-making accoutrements. And then there is the coffee which has quite the following, and for good reason. www.cloudpickercoffee.ie
Bell Lane Coffee
Bell Lane Coffee hand-roasts small batches of coffee beans on a daily basis from its roastery in Mullingar. Bell Lane has been awarded a staggering twelve stars at the Great Taste Awards and has also received commendations at Blas Na H’Eireann and the Irish Cafe Quality Food Awards. You will find both bean and ground coffee subscriptions options on the online shop and delivery is offered nationwide. www.belllane.ie
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