It’s safe to say that coffee and gin are well-loved in our industry, but are we really ready to combine the two?
Boutique brand Faith & Sons says yes, and it’s cementing that love with its forthcoming release: Cold Press Organic Coffee Gin.
The newest product to come from the Manchester-based microdistillery will combine Faith & Sons Manchester Dry Gin with cold-pressed coffee to create a high-abv liqueur which is said to hold the two in perfect balance, and founder Filipe Sousa believes it is the first of its kind.
He sources green coffee beans and roasts them himself at the distillery in his back garden to allow maximum control over flavour, before cold-pressing them – a process which removes excess bitterness and acidic compounds.
By adding minimal sugar to the concoction, Sousa says the liquid – which comes in at 37.5% abv – retains all its separate coffee and gin characteristics.
'There's a few spirits with cold-press coffee already but nothing with gin, so I think this is the first in the UK,' said Sousa, adding that even he was suspicious of how the coffee gin would taste – but very pleasantly surprised by the result.
He’ll be launching the product at Imbibe Live on 3 and 4 July, after which it will be available to the on-trade and it’ll also go on sale in Selfridges.
We look forward to trying it, and for now we'll give Sousa the benefit of the doubt – 'cos you gotta have Faith.
Faith & Sons Cold Press Organic Coffee Gin, £35
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