C² Café, cognac & coffee liqueur

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C² Café, cognac & coffee liqueur

Category : Liqueur

Degree : 33 % vol.

Cognac & coffee liqueur calls on Merlet’s expertise as both distillers and liqueur-makers, and showcases two after-dinner classics. Merlet partnered with Merling, a local coffee roaster from La Rochelle to select the origin and variety of the coffee (Brazilian Arabica) but also to work directly with freshly roasted coffee. The coffee is roasted and ground on the day and immediately infused in hot water. The coffee infusion is then stabilized by neutral alcohol and filtered. It’s blended with cognac (minimum 50% of the alcoholic components). Lastly, sugar is added to obtain the final product. The aromatic intensity is exceptional, and the low level of sugar means that the natural bitterness of the coffee is preserved so that it can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Many other uses are also possible.

Service

C² Café & Cognac can be served either on the rocks with an orange zest, a cinnamon stick or a square of chocolate, or as a long drink with soda water or tonic.

Tasting notes

Colour: Deep and intense brown
Nose: A powerful nose with warm coffee, toasted bread and vanilla, followed by the cognac, softly complementing the aromatic palette.
Palate: Well-rounded and smooth, with a nice length. The flavours of coffee, spice and vanilla clearly shine through and are wonderful enhanced by a little bit of cocoa. The cognac and the coffee liqueur are perfectly matched.

Awards

  • IWSC 2015 Gold
  • USC 2016_95 pts

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