Disclaimer: A sample of Cooper’s Cask Whiskey Barrel aged coffee was provided to us by Cooper’s Cask for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow Bourbon & Banter to review their product with no strings attached. Thank you.
When the opportunity came up to review Cooper’s Cask Coffee, I couldn’t resist. My love of coffee outshines my love of bourbon (and that’s saying something). I do occasionally mix my two loves in the same cup so I thought this coffee might be perfect for those times when a whisky-laced cup of coffee just isn’t going to fly.
Now, I’m not a fan of flavored coffees generally, but Cooper’s coffee is different. Small batches of green coffee beans from Sumatra have been aged in barrels that were previously used for making whisky. This barrel aging is what provides the flavor, rather than adding flavoring to the coffee after roasting. From Cooper’s site:
Many people may ask, “Isn’t this the same as flavored coffee?”. It is completely different. Flavored coffee is the process of adding a flavored syrup to the beans after it has been roasted to take on the predominate flavor. Such flavors are made from artificial flavorings made from chemicals.