We have great news for you if you enjoy bold, delicious coffee and smooth, complex wine! A new drink on the market combines these two delectable beverages. However, unlike traditional coffee cocktails such as Irish coffee or espresso martinis, this alcoholic coffee drink is not mixed by your bartender.
Continue reading to learn everything there is to know about coffee wine, from how it’s made to what it tastes like. You won’t believe what you’re seeing!
What Exactly Is Coffee Wine?
When most people think of wine, they think of grapes. However, wine can be made from a variety of fruits, including strawberries, peaches, coconuts, and even pineapples. Wine is made from fermented sugar, just like any other type of alcohol, and the fruit adds flavour.
The drink we’re discussing today is far more bizarre than any classic wine. It turns out that you can make wine from brewed coffee with (almost) no fruit. Brewers begin by combining ground coffee, sugar, and water. Once the sweetened cold brew is ready, a variety of yeasts, enzymes, and acids are added. Allow the wine to ferment and then age for a few months to produce coffee wine!
How Does Coffee Wine Taste?
Coffee wine tastes exactly like you’d expect. There are distinct coffee flavours, similar to those found in a glass of cold brew, as well as fruity, complex notes from the fermentation. It’s not something you’d want to serve with dinner, but it’s perfect for dessert.
What Is The Origin Of Coffee And Wine?
Coffee wine is produced in the Philippines, north of Manila. The country is well-known for its coffee, which has been grown by local farmers since the 1700s. Coffee companies have recently begun commercially bottling wine made from local coffee beans. If you’re in the Philippines, you might be able to find coffee wine, along with a variety of other interesting wines!
Is It Possible To Make Coffee Wine At Home?
Yes, you can make coffee wine, in a nutshell. However, this is not as simple as infusing vodka or flavoring your cold brew. A few unusual ingredients, such as tannin powder and yeast nutrients, will be required. And the entire procedure takes about a year! However, if you have extensive winemaking experience, why not give it a shot? A good starter recipe can be found here.
If you don’t want to make your own coffee wine, a few companies sell it! Apathic Wines sells a cold brew-infused wine, and other brands may be available at your local liquor store.
Coffee wine is a novel form of alcohol that combines two of the world’s most popular beverages. This drink will surprise and delight your taste buds with all of the bold flavors of cold brew and the fruity complexity of wine! You can try your hand at home brewing or look for it in stores. Who knew you could make wine from coffee?
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