Eastside Distilling, makers of craft spirits, recently announced the introduction of its new Hue-Hue Coffee Rum in the United States. Hue-Hue (pronounced "way-way") is a coffee-infused rum that starts with Arabica coffee beans grown at the Finca El Paternal Estate in Guatemala.
Custom light roasted by Portland Roasting Company, the free trade coffee is then small-batch cold brewed by Eastside by hand, following a proprietary process that has been optimized for spirits by Eastside's Master Distiller, Mel Heim. After brewing, the coffee is hand blended with silver rum and a trace amount of raw Demerara sugar. The result is Hue-Hue, a 70 proof spirit that is "all about the coffee."
The result is a unique, full flavour that carries the richness of cold brew coffee, but without the syrupy sweetness of sugar-drenched coffee liqueurs.
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