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Senior Blanco, Montalvo Lara, and the Alvarez brothers had the idea to take Arabica coffee and turn it into a delicious spirit. In Mexico in 1936, the brainchild of these four friends resulted in the coffee-flavoured liqueur known and loved around the world: Kahluá. The world Kahlúa has ties to ancient Arabic. Some even say it is slang for coffee. In the 1940s, Kahlúa made its way north to the USA, and it is all history from there.
To make one single bottle of Kahlúa, it can take up to seven years. This is because it takes six years alone for the coffee to ripen on the tree. As the coffee for Kahlúa is grown in the shade, it thus takes longer to mature. When the beans are harvested, they have to rest for six months in burlap sacks. In the meantime, sugarcane is harvested and its juice is extracted to be boiled and mixed with water to make rum. Once this is distilled, it is ready to meet the coffee. The perfectly roasted coffee is allowed to marry this high-quality rum for four weeks before bottling.
This Mexican coffee-flavoured liqueur is perfect for drinking neat, on ice, or in any number of classic cocktails. Mix it with your coffee for an extra kick of flavour. It is also great for making desserts or as a topping on desserts. Let your imagination lead the way to new and exciting uses for this historic product.
Description of Kahlúa 1L
- Colour: Kahlúa 1L has an enticingly deep brown colour.
- Aroma: Rich on the nose, with marvellous hints of bittersweet coffee beans and roasted chestnut.
- Taste: Sweet and complex on the palate, with multiple layers of black coffee and sweet butter. Creamy texture on the mouth, with a smooth finish.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: Smooth and sweet, this amazing coffee liquor is crafted from the finest grains of Arabic coffee and using only the best sugarcane liqueur, completed with sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla beans. Kahlúa 1L was created in 1936 when two coffee makers joined efforts with a chemist in a rural area of Veracruz, Mexico, and soon this expression became the number one choice for coffee-based drinks around the world. Not long after that, they moved their operation to the United States, where their popularity increased even more. Kahlúa 1L is extremely popular as it is the main ingredient of many famous cocktails, including White Russian, Espresso Martini, Mind Eraser, and B52. Enjoy it also mixed with ice and ginger ale, with cold brew soda, or as iced coffee to lower the temperature in a hot summer day. Definitely, this is a must have in any liquor cabinet.
Kahlúa is a Mexican coffee liqueur known on the international market for its dense texture and sweet taste. Allied Domecq produced Kahlúa in Mexico from 1936 until the company was partially acquired by Pernod Ricard, the world's second-largest spirits producer, in 2005.More about the Producer