Knotter Bourbon Barrel Sumatra, whole bean coffee (Batch 3)

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This medium roast coffee is artisan roasted in small batches of 2 pounds at a time. Our initial release began roasting on July 18, 2017 after aging in the bourbon barrel for five weeks, and it sold out within 2 weeks. This is our third batch that was aged in the bourbon barrel for over 8 weeks for an even more complex yet smooth flavor.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the special nature of this experimental coffee, no returns or exchanges will be offered on this item.

This Knotter Bourbon Barrel Aged Sumatra is the result of our Sumatra beans aged in a specially-chosen ex-bourbon barrel from Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. of Galena, IL to display how the complex qualities of the bourbon and the bean can work together to form something beautiful. Mike and Matt were kind enough to let us adopt one of their coveted seasoned Knotter Bourbon barrels for this experiment. This 100% Sumatra single-origin coffee is meticulously roasted to avoid any burnt or overbearing smoky flavors which can overpower the flavor of the coffee itself, or the rich and flavorful bourbon barrel characteristics that have been infused into the coffee beans.

Tasting Notes

Green coffee beans naturally absorb aromas, so encasing them in this well-seasoned bourbon barrel is our attempt to embody these high grade specialty arabica coffee beans with the robust and complex flavor and aroma of the bourbon barrel. This coffee smells and tastes the way the inside of a seasoned bourbon barrel smells! Not for the faint of heart, this experimental coffee is a bold foray into the marriage of spirits and coffee. While there is no alcohol content to this coffee, it is strongly reminiscent of the experience of sipping a craft-distilled bourbon with a rich and warm coffee undertone. This makes it a naturally flavored coffee that is sure to be a favorite of any bourbon lover.