VINEPAIR.COM – If you’re a fan of both coffee and wine, you’re in for a treat: A Napa Valley cafe is making wine flavored coffee.
The cafe, called Molinari, starts with beans from a specialty organic coffee bean roaster. Then, according to its website, “The full-bodied coffee beans relax in a beautiful small-batch, artisan-crafted wine, absorbing its nose and history. The coffee is then carefully dried and hand roasted in small batches.”
So, basically, coffee beans soaked in pure, liquid, Napa Valley joy. That joy goes by the name Molinari Private Reserve Wine Infused Coffee. The only problem? Take a breather, because it’s a big problem. Distribution is limited. Like, only local distribution, according to Forbes.
Who knows. Other producers could catch on. There are definitely enough independent coffee shops and enough boutique wineries in the country to make this a thing. Molinari owner Rick Molinari predicts that’s exactly what will happen.
Until then though, non-Napa area residents will just have to drink their coffee and wine separately and keep dreaming of having the two combined professionally.
Nick Hines, VinePair.com