When Orzo Coffee initially contacted me about trying their caffeine free barley coffee alternative, I instantly thought this would be brilliant for pregnant mums as I remember really struggling cutting out my morning coffee when I was pregnant with Beth. It wasn’t because I needed the caffeine (although it would have really helped) but it was the ritual of my 10 minutes relaxing with a coffee time. I happily drank fruit teas throughout the day, but the first cup of the day just wasn’t the same. I didn’t cut out caffeine completely when I was pregnant, I didn’t have it every day but the days I did choose to drink it I made sure it was a delicious milky sweet morning coffee!
Caffeine Free and Organic
Nearly 4 years later and I don’t have a growing baby to worry about so I probably drink far too much coffee because I love it really! I’m not keen on caffeine free as some decaffeinated coffees are treated with any number of chemicals just to get rid of the caffeine so my personal opinion is that I’d rather just avoid and cut it out. Recently I have been thinking actually I’m not sure all this coffee is really that good for me and since Orzo Coffee arrived at our house I have really cut down on the number of cups I’m drinking.
I also love that all Orzo Coffee products are certified by the Organic Food Federation.
Orzo Coffee is available either as instant soluble barley or original ground roasted barley that can be used in a cafetière, percolator, filter or espresso machine. I opted for instant as that’s the way I tend to drink my coffee.
It is super easy to make the instant version, just add a few teaspoons and stir in a small amount of hot water until the barley has dissolved and then fill your cup with hot water and add milk, sugar or honey to taste.
Mild and Creamy
Although I love coffee, I don’t like strong coffee. My perfect coffee is a one shot latte with honey …. so essentially sweet coffee flavoured milk!
When I make my Orzo Coffee I make it in the same way I make my regular coffee, really milky with honey. The thing I love about Orzo Coffee is that it offers a very similar velvety and comforting feeling when drinking it. Tea is also a firm favourite of mine (especially with a biscuit for dipping), but there’s a time and place for each and I personally don’t like to replace coffee with tea as it doesn’t have the same creamy texture to it.
Try Orzo Coffee
Orzo Coffee will happily send you samples to try so don’t just take my word for it, order your Orzo Coffee samples today and give it a try! All they ask is a contribution of £1 for postage and packaging if you don’t live near any of the current stockists.