It's the holy grail for coffee lovers: convenient, pre-ground coffee that tastes just like the stuff from the local shop. That's what Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee promises to deliver. Using a patent-pending hermetical sealing and packaging process, the company creates pre-packaged coffee that tastes as if it was ground just minutes beforehand. The lineup will consist of several constant blends and a rotating selection of single-origin beans, and will be available for pour overs, French press, Aeropress, and traditional coffee makers, with bags ground specifically for your preferred brewing method.
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Coffee liqueurs aren't hard to find. But you'd be hard pressed to find one as tasty and natural as Cardinal Spirits Songbird Coffee Liqueur. It tastes like coffee, not coffee candy, thanks to the use of freshly roasted coffee in each batch. Coffee, bourbon vanilla beans, cane sugar and vodka are the only ingredients used to make Songbird, and it can and should be used to make one of the best White Russians you've ever tasted.
Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery are both huge proponents of sustainability, and they've put their money where their mouths are in the form of Patagonia Provisions Long Root Ale. Long Root Ale is crafted using organic two-row barley, organic yeast, organic Chinook, Mosaic, and Crystal hops, and Kernza. And the distinct flavor of this beer comes from Kernza, a perennial grain developed by the The Land Institute. Kernza has long roots and thrives without tilling. It also doesn't require the same amount of water or fertilizer most grains need to survive. Long Root Ale is a big step forwards in the grain to glass movement and is worthy of a spot in your cooler.
In the whiskey business, demand continues to grow for extra-aged whiskies. And it's not very often that you see one as old as Orphan Barrel Whoop & Holler Whiskey. Whoop & Holler was distilled and bottled at George Dickel Distillery in Tennessee, and spent a whopping 28 years in barrels. Made using Cascade Spring water and charcoal mellowed using Tennessee sugar maple charcoal, it's likely to be the oldest American whiskey you'll ever see, and it won't be around for long.