Product Fusion: Wine-Infused Coffee
Created by soaking (or 'relaxing') coffee beans in red wine produced especially by local vineyards in Napa Valley before roasting, the resulting non-alcoholic coffee offers a rich, full-bodied flavour with a hint of blueberry. It can be enjoyed in a number of ways, including as a latte, espresso or iced, while adding milk is said to intensify the wine flavour.
Developed over the course of two years, the combination of coffee and wine also has the health benefit of doubling the amount of antioxidants available in traditional coffee.
The coffee is available at several Napa wineries and online for $19.95 for a half-pound bag.
For more on innovative coffee products and serving styles, see Reinventing Coffee. For recent examples of new coffee products launched this year, see Starbucks Launches Coffee-Waste Latte and Keurig-Friendly Cannabis Coffee Pods. We also explore next-gen wines in our recent report Asia Food & Drink Trends 2017/18: Foodex Japan.