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The wine-country collaboration came to fruition when coffee and wine lover Rick Molinari teamed up with Wild Card Roasters Master Coffee Roaster John Weaver. According to FoodBev, it has taken them more than two years to get their target blend, which is a full-bodied coffee with notes of blueberry. Loaded with antioxidants, the beans are available in both decaf and regular varieties, so even if you aren’t into caffeine you can still indulge.
The process of making wine-infused coffee beans is quite interesting. Both regular and caffeinated beans are hand-selected and “rehydrated to a specific liquid percentage using a special house-made red” that’s custom-made for Molinari. Finally, they are dried and hand-roasted in small batches. If you are wondering why the company chose a merlot over a white, it has to do with the fact that red wine offers more antioxidants and pairs better with coffee than white.
This beverage certainly sounds tasty, but will it give you a buzz? It most likely will not. The actual alcohol content of the beans is very unclear, with no mention made on the company’s website. This likely means the beans just end up tasting like red wine. A competing brand sold on the website Uncommon Goods, Merlot Infused Coffee, notes that their beans are caffeinated but contain no alcohol.
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