The idea for Opyos Coffee Gin Liqueur has been initiated by our appreciation for a good Espresso Martini. Soon after, we started looking for a coffee that would best match our Opyos Luxembourg Dry Gin so we contacted Moulin Dieschbourg, a coffee roaster just around the corner. The coffee beans we have ultimately selected, are 100% Arabica, organic, fair-trade coffee beans that are growing in the Sidamo region in Ethiopia at an altitude between 1400 and 2200 metres.
After the beans are being grinded to our desired degree, we produce the most important element of this product: cold brew coffee. As soon as the cold brew is ready, we blend it with our Opyos Luxembourg Dry Gin and raw sugar cane. As always, we do not chill-filter, nor add anything unnatural, before bottling this liqueur at 20% vol.
Marked by darkly roasted, smoky coffee beans with notes of candied orange zest and hints of vanilla. Rounded off by fresh citrus notes and a slight spiciness.
The coffee beans translate into a powerful, orange-espresso flavour with a bittersweet chocolate taste and soft juniper notes that come alive in a silky, creamy texture.
The bittersweet taste persists and remains intense with touches of menthol and salty caramel followed by fresh orange aromas.
Opyos Coffee Gin Liqueur is designed to fit every occasion. If you want to go for a classic G&T as an aperitif, mix it with Imperdibile Dry Bitter Tonic. As a digestif, it is best enjoyed chilled or on the rocks and for a great Espresso Martini, add 7cl of Coffee Gin Liqueur and 1cl egg white to an ice-filled shaker, shake well, serve in a Martini glass and garnish with a few coffee beans.