I often wonder how people can drink black coffee. It tastes extremely bitter, and is not something I’d like to start my day with. For those of you who like to drink a cappuccino or latte, you know what I’m talking about. There is a huge difference and this is how coffee should be enjoyed. It should be creamy and delicious. If you’re only drinking coffee for the energy boost, you’re doing it wrong. There’s no reason why you can’t do both.
If you do have milk with your coffee, it’s important to know which type of milk to use. To be frank, it depends on whether you have a normal cup of coffee, or a cappuccino.
If you’re going to be using full-fat milk, you’re going to be getting a thick and creamy texture, and a sweet taste, which is perfect for a cappuccino. On the other hand, that will increase the fat content significantly, so you want to make sure not to have it regularly. Semi skimmed milk is ideal for making a normal cup of coffee because you don’t want it to be too sweet or heavy.
From my experience, own-brand milk from supermarkets like Asda and Tesco won’t cut it. This is due to the low protein content.
I would highly advise you to use Yeo Valley Organic milk. It’s not cheap, but the difference in quality between this and supermarket-branded milk is huge. It’s my personal favourite and I use it to make my morning coffee daily. It helps to give my cup of coffee a sweet taste but doesn’t eclipse the taste of the fresh coffee beans. It gives me a good feeling in the morning and gets me through the day.