How We Make Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee
There's a detailed process that goes into making our bourbon barrel aged coffee and we love to share the highlights of how we incorporate whiskey and coffee together to bring this wonderful product to market. There's a story to be told, and we want you to serve this coffee to your guests and savor the delicious flavors that come from this well crafted product that can be even further appreciated when you know the background of the coffee.
The first step in the process is the sourcing of used charred American oak bourbon barrels. (This is where the magic happens) These barrels have been aging whiskey for years upon years. If you're familiar with the making of bourbon whiskey, you know that it's not an overnight process. To make a quality bourbon, time and patience are key. These barrels having quietly been resting for season after season, contracting and compressing, and creating all those rich aromas and flavors of the bourbon that have soaked into the wood. This is key to the unique richness and flavor profile of our coffee. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by those notes of vanilla, toffee, and chocolate!
The next step in the process is the securing and sourcing of the green coffee beans from Brazil. Great care and vetting goes into who we partner with for the sourcing of our beans to ensure we're roasting a premium product. Once the beans are selected, we then place the unroasted green beans into the used bourbon barrels. Every day the barrels are agitated and rotated to ensure the beans are getting maximum exposure in the barrels and soaking up as much of those delicious bourbon notes as possible.
After aging the green coffee beans in the bourbon barrels, we check them periodically for the perfect aroma and moisture level we're looking for. Once we feel the beans are ready, we then pull them from the barrels and prepare the beans for roasting with a two day resting process.
Finally, it's time for the actual roasting of the beans. This is the time that we finally get the see the finished result of several weeks of processes and work! It's a joy to see the beans roast through that first crack and savor all the wonderful aromas as they're roasted to perfection. We believe patience is a friend of quality. Give this coffee a try, we think you'll agree!
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