If I was to tell you that a wine-infused coffee exists that gives you double the antioxidants of normal coffee, would you believe me? No? Well, the joke is on you because Molinari Private Reserve have made a wine-infused coffee bean which will revolutionise your caffeine habits.
Molinari Private Reserve are based in Napa Valley, California, and spent over two years perfecting the process of infusing coffee beans with red wine. For a half pound bag, you’ll have to pay roughly $20. Pricey, I know. But if coffee with hints of red wine appeals to you, then it’s worth the price tag. Apparently, you even may find a hint of blueberry if you roast the beans in a certain way.
Their website states that the “full-bodied coffee relaxes in a beautiful wine, absorbing the wine’s nose and history, then the coffee is carefully dried and hand-roasted in small batches.” This sounds like an extremely sensual experience to me. If I was to translate, I would guess that the wine is added to the roasting process, meaning that the wine infuses the beans.
Molinari’s website also claims that these wine-infused coffee beans can be used for a multitude of beverages: “MPR can be enjoyed many ways, it makes a great espresso. Adding milk will change the format and bringing the wine taste out first, then the balance of coffee second. Any leftovers can be put in your refrigerator and served cold.”
Sadly, the majority of the alcohol from the wine is burnt off during the roasting of the coffee beans. So, you may not be drunk, but you can drown your sorrows in a wine-infused coffee knowing that the hangover won’t ever hit. I’ll take ten bags, please.