March 02, 2022
We began this grand experiment with using barrels to age the coffee. Not just to make it delicious, but unique and memorable.
New blends, new tastes, new ideas that have never been considered.
We know what good coffee tastes like. And we know the distinct qualities we love about the most popular premium spirits.
We set out to bring those two tastes together and to create something that we could all enjoy — and enjoy safely, anytime.
We’re talking about enhancing your coffee with the subtle — and non-alcoholic — notes from a glass of your favorite spirits.
It’s true that Fire Dept. Coffee's proprietary Spirit Infused Coffee fills your mug of coffee with notes of bourbon, tequila, rum, Irish whiskey and more. But it was anything but easy.
We started this grand experiment by aging the coffee beans in used barrels of high-quality bourbon before roasting. Coffee beans are absorbent and can take on the characteristics of their environment. The idea was promising, but the results were inconsistent.
We tested and tested this process and kept experimenting. We tried different barrels and different spirits. We tried different char levels and different moisture contents. The charred wood created a harsh taste.
We knew that coffee people would scrunch their face. And aficionados of fine spirits would turn up their nose. But we kept at it, kept testing new ideas.
Then we came to our senses. Why not just infuse the spirits directly into the beans before roasting?
It happened fast after that. We’d created delicious coffee without sacrificing the unique, bold and delicious qualities of the spirits.
Bourbon Infused Coffee was our first success. Tequila and Rum followed soon after. Now you can also get Irish Whiskey Infused Coffee. We’ve featured coffees like Black Cherry Bourbon Infused Coffee and Vanilla Bean Bourbon Infused Coffee.
You never know what we’ll infuse next.
Often, we’re asked if our spirit-infused coffees are safe to drink on the job. The answer is absolutely yes. Here’s why.
The alcohol content is removed during the roasting process. It’s similar to cooking with spirits. The alcohol disappears, but what remains are the delicious notes and aromas that the spirits are known for.
So if you want the smooth taste of bourbon in the morning, go for it. Want to feel like you’re on a Caribbean vacation even in the middle of a long day on the job? Pour yourself some rum-infused coffee.
Savor the experience of premium spirits and bold, delicious Spirit Infused Coffee.
Go ahead. Have another.
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