Dorset’s Conker Spirit had set the bar high with their award winning Dorset Dry Gin, but their latest product seems to have cause a bit of a stir.
It seems we may have all become accustomed to the limited options of overly sweetened coffee ‘flavoured’ liqueurs out there.
‘’We came to realise that we couldn’t find a single so-called ‘coffee liqueur’ that even closely resembled the true dark and rich complexities of the espresso. So we set out to make one’’ says founder and ‘Head Conkerer’ Rupert.
An honest coffee liqueur that let the coffee beans do the talking, without the need for the usual additives and flavourings - It sounded a simple enough idea. How wrong they were… It turns out that to capture the true taste of freshly roasted coffee in a liqueur, you’ve got to master a complex balancing act of roasting, blending and brewing that takes no prisoners.
‘’One wrong move, one shortcut, and the taste is compromised’’ says Rupert.
After a year of tweaking and sipping their way through 96 recipes, Conker have discovered some subtle tricks and a blend that surpassed all our expectations - a complex, dark and fruity brew that celebrates the espresso and owns the glass.
Working with Beanpress Coffee Co., Conker selected the very best speciality Brazilian and Ethiopian coffees, which are brewed cold so as NOT to extract any of the acidic, bitter elements of the bean.
With natural vanillas and caramels, just a touch of demerara sugar is needed to complete the alchemy – no flavourings, no additives, no nasty thickeners – just four simple ingredients and one ridiculously precise process.
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