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.
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.