A Local Coffee Roaster Has Begun Selling Barrel-Aged Beans
Banyan Coffee Co. is aging beans in bourbon, rye, rum, tequila and wine barrels to impart extra flavor.
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Josh Schmitt, who owns the Bradenton coffee roasting business Banyan Coffee Co. with his wife, Abbey, is not a fan of most flavored coffees. “Specialty coffee doesn’t need any additives,” he says.
But that doesn’t mean he’s averse to trying new ways to expand the flavors customers can get from Banyan beans. In that spirit, Banyan has begun selling coffee beans aged in barrels that were used to make bourbon, rye, rum, tequila and wine. This is as close as I’m going to do to a flavored coffee,” says Schmitt.