Its Coffee week!!

Welcome to this edition of our newsletter, where we spill the beans on a beloved, zesty ingredient that wakes up more than just your morning - coffee! This time, we're stirring the pot with 4 invigorating cocktails: Cañitas, Espresso Galliano, Irish Coffee, and the iconic Espresso Martini.

Did you know that the journey of coffee in the cocktail world began with a serendipitous twist in the 19th century? The birth of the "Irish Coffee" marked the start of a delicious revelation, blending the rich world of coffee with the spirited nature of cocktails. We're diving into this and more quirky facts that celebrate coffee's unique journey from accidental mixes to cocktail shaker stars.

Join us as we explore the aromatic lanes of history, tracing coffee's roots from the ancient forests of Ethiopia to its celebrated place in today's cocktail glasses. Discover how a humble bean transcended continents and cultures to become a key player in the craft of cocktail-making. It's a caffeinated trip down memory lane, stirred, not shaken.

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Some of our favourite Coffee cocktails

The Cañitas cocktail offers a bold fusion of intense coffee flavor with the smooth and robust character of white rum, served in a shot glass for a potent and quick...

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A variation on the classic Irish Coffee, this Galliano variation is an excellent way to start the day. This version is without the traditional cream!

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Quirky Coffee fact!

Did you know that coffee first started making its rounds in the cocktail world back in the 19th century? The iconic "Irish Coffee" was born from a happy accident when a chef added whiskey to warm up his guests' coffee. This delightful mishap sparked a cocktail revolution, leading to the creation of many beloved coffee-infused cocktails, showcasing coffee's versatility beyond the morning cup. Cheers to serendipitous discoveries that warm our hearts and elevate our spirits!

Some more great Coffee cocktails

Irish Coffee is a warming, indulgent beverage that combines the rich bitterness of coffee with the sweetness of sugar and the smooth robustness of whiskey, capped with a luxurious layer...

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Created by Dick Bradsell in 1983 and now loved the world over, this is the best-balanced combination for a lovely Espresso Martini.

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A quick history lesson

Delve into the rich, aromatic world of coffee, a beloved ingredient that traverses continents and centuries, intertwining with cultures and cocktails alike. Originating from Ethiopia in the 9th century, coffee has journeyed from the ancient coffee forests to your favorite martini glass. Legend has it that Kaldi, an Ethiopian herder, discovered its energizing properties after observing his goats nibbling on the coffee cherries. Fast forward to the late 20th century, coffee has cemented its place in the cocktail realm, giving birth to classics like the Espresso Martini, concocted in the 1980s, merging the worlds of spirited indulgence and caffeinated bliss.

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