2020 Darraweit Valley Cider, Dark Molasses & Espresso Cider (Darraweit Guim, VIC)
This is our 2020 Limited Release.
A robust dark cider. Freshly roasted coffee and burnt caramelised apple aromatics with dark molasses bitterness. Blended with heritage cider and pink lady apples.
A drink to awaken your winter palate... & challenge your thoughts on craft cider. Combines elements of stout and porter style beers with the crispness of heritage cider apples.
We chose Rafael’s Special Onesto Blend, providing complexity and character with chocolate and cocoa overtones. Using artisanal methods the beans were roasted and coarsely-ground at his roastery in the Macedon Ranges.
Whilst fresh the roasted grounds were steeped in 80 degrees celsius water for 48 hours before the strong coffee concentrate was extracted through a fine filter. The coffee was then cooled to 0.5 degrees over 2 days to encourage the oils to rise to the top, which was then skimmed leaving behind a pure dark coffee extraction.
The Molasses blend
Good ol’ Queensland’s Bundaberg town provided the correct bitterness and darkness we wanted to add to our cider. The coffee extraction was carefully warmed just enough to easily melt the molasses for our cider blend.
*Price inclusive of GST