How to Make Coffee Wine

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Coffee wine is something that most people have never heard of and those that have often turn their nose up at it saying that it doesn’t even sound like it would taste good. While wine is all a matter of taste for each person this thought can often be right. Coffee wine is a very good wine, and it’s a wine that if made and not made correctly can taste completely horrible. That’s why if you are going to try and make coffee wine then you need to remember a few things before you embark on this experiment.

Which Kind of Coffee Wine Will You Make?

Before you start to make your wine then you will need to decide if you plan to try and make fresh coffee wine or instant coffee wine. The differences in each one is that a freshly ground coffee wine will use coffee that has been ground and is fresh while the instant coffee wine will use instant coffee. The main difference is going to be the taste, like any other wines what you decide to use will directly impact the taste of your wine. It’s a good idea to try and sample different coffee wines so that you might get an idea of what kind you prefer.

Freshly Ground Coffee Wine

You are going to need to start by bringing hot water to a boil in a large pot, once you reach boiling put sugar into the water and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved completely then you need to mix in the coffee and let boil. After you have let the coffee boil for a few minutes then you need to remove the pot from the heat in order to let it cool for a while.

After this, then you need to have a container ready to strain the coffee into. Once you are done straining then make sure that you throw out the grounds. Then you need to add in the yeast and cover, this will start the fermentation process. It will depend on who you talk to as to the exact process behind coffee wine, as there aren’t that many difference recipes out there for you to look up. The idea is for you to try and let the wine ferment for around four weeks. Then bottle and enjoy.

Instant Coffee Wine

While one would think that the idea behind the freshly ground coffee and the instant coffee would be much different it’s really not. The steps that lead up to fermentation are the same. The only difference is that instead of adding freshly ground coffee you will be adding some instant coffee mix. Once you get to the fermentation process however you will need to let it ferment for a shorter time. Once again this will vary depending on who you ask and what their thoughts are on the process. But usually the freshly ground will ferment for around four weeks, three weeks is more of the normal for the instant coffee.

Coffee wine is something that will take a lot of practice in order for you to master making, it may take a few tries and a few failures in order for you to be able to make the coffee wine that you desire.

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