A Napa Valley Winery Is Now Making Wine-Infused Coffee

Never choose between a caffeine jolt and “I need a drink" again
Wine-Infused Coffee Is Here
Photo: Michelle Sun/Tasting Table

For those particularly long, grueling days when your brain needs caffeine but your heart needs a drink, wine-infused coffee is here for you.

After two years of working on the perfect infusion, Napa Valley winemaker Molinari Private Reserve and coffee roaster Wild Card Roasters have developed the ultimate cup. According to FoodBev, the coffee beans are rehydrated in a house-made red created specifically for this morning brew, then roasted for "rich, full-bodied coffee with a blueberry note." The beans are available in both regular and decaffeinated varieties and can be prepared as a latte, espresso or cold, in addition to the normal hot preparation. 

As Molinari describes it, the process allows the coffee to absorb the "wine's nose and history" without actually leaving behind an alcoholic punch. The partnership means you can sip on a much-needed afternoon pick-me-up at your desk while enjoying the flavors of that happy hour you're dreaming about.

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If a trip to Napa Valley (unfortunately) isn't in your future, the beans are currently being sold in limited quantities online through Molinari's website.

Now, asking for a friend: Will we be shamed for adding milk and sugar?


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