Roast & Toast Expands Aroma & Flavor with New Bourbon Coffee
This week, Roast & Toast introduced an exciting new bourbon-inspired coffee variety: Bour-Burundi. “We are always pushing the ceiling toward new and better ways to offer the best house-roasted coffee,” shares Ben Walker, Roast & Toast General Manager and Partner. “Creating a bourbon-infused coffee has always been something I’ve wanted to master.”
A Bardstown Bourbon Company barrel arrived in Petoskey from Bardstown, Kentucky, in July. Roast & Toast, part of Wineguys Restaurant Group, was introduced to Bardstown through a Bourbon pairings dinner at sister restaurant Palette Bistro. “We selected Bardstown through this connection and because their objective is similar to ours: traditional wisdom blended with innovative methods,” Walker explains. According to bardstownbourbon.com, the company is “pushing the boundaries through innovation, while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey.”
Burundi beans are barrel-aged for 30 days, then carefully house-roasted at Roast & Toast’s downtown Petoskey location. The result: a perfect coffee with sweet, woody and caramel notes. “It not only tastes delicious, the aroma is amazing,” expresses Mary Keedy, Roast & Toast Partner.
Craving a cup? Try Bour-Burundi brewed coffee among other house-roasted rotating varieties downtown Petoskey. And, guests will also find whole and ground coffee at both the downtown Petoskey and McLaren Medical Building locations.