Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Coffee Wine

That's right, coffee wine. We have no idea if it will be good, but we love coffee and thought we could give it a try. We used locally roasted coffee from down the road. Here is recipe:

Coffee Wine
1/2 lb freshly ground coffee
2 1/2 lbs brown sugar
1 1/2 ts citric acid
1/4 tsp tannin
7 1/2 pts water
1 tsp yeast nutrient
Sauterne wine yeast

Pour water in pot and put it on to boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir coffee into water and wait until it boils. Remove from heat, cover and allow to cool (this smelled amazing!). In a sanitized secondary, combine citric acid, tannin, and yeast nutrient, Strain coffee grounds through a double layer of muslin into the secondary and discard the grounds. Add activated yeast and cover mouth of secondary with napkin held in place with rubber band. When fermentation is vigorous, fit airlock. Rack 3 times, 60 days apart, topping up and refitting airlock each time. If desired dry, rack into bottles, If desired sweet or semi-sweet, stabilize, sweeten to taste, wait 10 days, and rack into bottles.

Sorry I don't have any pictures of the making process, but here is at one of the rackings.  I think we still have one more to go.  The coffee wine is the one on the right.  It is so dark and thick.
Notice all of the sludge left on the bottom after a racking. It's crazy what floats to the bottom!

1 comment:

Sustainable Eats said...

Oh I can't wait to hear about this one! I love coffee beer. And you know, your wines maybe would make a lovely Christmas card. You could put hats on the bottles because nothing says Christmas like hooch!

xo, Sustainable Eats