If I think back to my pre-children life, I always find it’s the little things that I miss most. Curling up with a good book, taking a long bubble bath, or enjoying a hot cup of good coffee. I guess you’d call me a coffee snob really – I don’t like instant coffee, and we grind our own beans each morning for a proper cup of coffee to start the day. When we lived in London, part of our weekend routine was to head to Monmouth Coffee at Borough Market and get a flat white and buy our beans for the week. How different life was back then!
These days, once my day gets going, with two children to run around after, the opportunity to make a cafetiere of coffee is impossible to find. I’d been making do with the occasional instant coffee for when I just couldn’t function without a caffeine fix, so I was thrilled when I discovered Lyons Coffee Bags – a way to make a fresh cup of proper coffee without the time consuming faffing with the French press!
Lyons are passionate about good coffee and have created a coffee bag which acts just like a tea bag. The coffee bags contain 100% freshly ground beans, which are sealed inside a bag and individually foil wrapped to keep them fresh. You just pop the bag into your mug, pour in hot water, leave to brew to suit your taste (I find 4 minutes is fine), remove the bag, and then you’re ready to go. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the strength of flavour that such a quick process is able to provide
It’s the perfect solution for busy mums – it’s quick and convenient, and means that I get to drink a cup of hot coffee that actually tastes good for a change. If that’s not winning at parenting, I don’t know what is!
There are 4 different options available, depending on your taste. No.2 (light and smooth), No.3 (rich and full bodied), No.4 (dark and intense), and Decaffeinated. I’ve tried both No.3 and No.4 and it’s definitely No.3 that suits me best – it’s perfect for an everyday coffee.
Now, don’t get me wrong, Lyons Coffee bags aren’t going to replace my cafetiere morning coffee, but when that’s just not possible, these are a great option to have. There are so many other occasions where these would be so useful to have – picnics, hiking, holidays, festivals, camping. As well as being convenient, they’re actually great value for money too – they work out at around 14p per bag, which is fantastic value for money. There’s never any reason to have a bad cup of coffee anymore!
Lyons Coffee Bags are available from Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury, Nisa and Ocado and cost around £2.60 for 18 bags.
Disclosure: I was sent some samples of Lyons Coffee Bags and paid for my time in writing this post.