James Perkins from Bean Brothers, Sarah Barnes from Beerhouses, and Dave Owens from Watertons Reserve Gin show off Mocha Mocha at the Bean Brothers roastery in Huddersfield
Bean Brothers, Waterton’s Reserve Gin, and Beerhouses brew up a joint venture
3 Yorkshire businesses – Huddersfield based artisan coffee roasters Bean Brothers, Barnsley distillery, Waterton’s Reserve Gin, and Dewsbury pub group, Beerhouses – have joined forces to brew up a collaboration tipple, Mocha Mocha Coffee Liqueur.
Mocha Mocha Coffee Liqueur
Beerhouses commissioned the liqueur for its pubs. Bean Brothers supplied the coffee beans. And Waterton’s Reserve created the recipe and distilled it. The result is a small batch cold brew espresso liqueur packed with cocoa and freshly roasted Derek coffee beans.
Why bother making our own coffee liqueur?
Sarah Barnes, MD of Beerhouses, explained why they wanted to create the product:
“Obviously, we can, and do, serve the standard global brand coffee liqueurs in our pubs. However, we wanted to create something that’s a bespoke blend for us and is a true Yorkshire collaboration with local businesses that make amazing products. Dave from Waterton’s allowed us to taste several samples to get the product right (no hardship there!) and James from Bean Brothers was great at determining the right bean for the mix.
We’ve worked with Waterton’s to create other flavoured gins, but this is the first product that has involved another local business as well and we all had an input.”
Mocha Mocha is exclusive to Beerhouses pubs, where you can order it as a drink at the bar or buy a full bottle to take home. Each pub (there are 5 across Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Wakefield, and Stalybridge) is also putting their own stamp on it, creating their own shots and cocktail recipes using it.
With Christmas just around the corner, Mocha Mocha makes a great gift for any coffee liqueur lover who appreciates a locally produced product, and you can always try before you buy a full bottle by enjoying a Baby Guiness, Espresso Martini, or just a shot with ice in The West Riding, The Sportsman, The County, The Cricketers Arms, or Stalybridge Buffet Bar.