Meet ‘Wine Coffee’: Your Two Favorite Beverages Have Finally Been Combined
Good morning, it's happy hour!
That’s right, you can now start (or end maybe? more on that later…) your day with your two favorite beverages: Coffee and wine.
Your new go-to drink comes from a cafe in Napa, California, called Molinari. Roaster John Weaver supplies the beans for the drink, which Molinari’s website says is full-bodied coffee that “relaxes in a beautiful wine, absorbing the wine’s nose and history.” The coffee is then carefully dried and hand-roasted in small batches.
Professional tasters say the coffee tastes “rich” and “full-bodied” and of “small dark fruit” such as, blueberries.
Molinari seems to be on to something new, however, as this appears to be the first time coffee beans have been soaked in wine prior to brewing.
Distribution is currently local, but you can buy the wine-infused coffee online for $19.95 for a half-pound bag. Don’t be surprised if you see small coffee shops selling their own versions in the future or even your friends making homemade imitations. (I mean, you can soak gummy bears in all sorts of things, so why not coffee beans?)
Wine-infused coffee certainly doesn’t sound like the worst thing to wake up to—or is it for going to bed? And, how do you drink it? Warm, we’re guessing. But do you add sugar? Creamer? Can you drink it at work? Do you use a mug or a wine glass? Can you drink it while driving?
So many unanswered questions about this mystery beverage. And there’s only one way to get them all answered, so we’re off to order a few bags of those wine-soaked beans!