Skip to content

What Is Bourbon Coffee: Espresso And Coffee Guide

Bourbon is a spirit distilled from fermented barley (malted and unmalted grains like wheat and rye are not allowed). It is made from a mash of grain, usually bourbon or rye, which is boiled to extract the flavor.

Once distilled, the final product is usually diluted with neutral grain spirit to give it its characteristic strength. Bourbon must be at least 51% corn and at least 51% grain in order to be called bourbon.

Bourbon coffee is a coffee drink that is served with bourbon (a type of whiskey). The whiskey used in Bourbon Coffee is not as strong as whiskey, but it can still have a kick to it.

Bourbon Coffee can be served as is, or can be mixed with cream and sugar. The drink is mostly associated with breakfast, but some people also enjoy it at lunch and dinner.

In the past, Bourbon Coffee was served in a shot glass, because it was believed that serving it in a mug would keep the coffee from going cold.

Benefits of bourbon coffee beans

Bourbon coffee beans are a superb way to enhance your coffee experience, and there are a number of benefits to using them. Here we will outline the main ones:

Bourbon coffee beans are organic, which is of great importance if you want the best taste possible. They will also help to give the coffee a smooth finish that will make it taste better as it stays in the cup.

Bourbon coffee beans have very low acidity and are very similar to the beans used in filter coffee, which is why many coffee shops now use Bourbon beans.

They are a dark brown in color and have an intense nutty flavor. Bourbon coffee beans are mostly grown in the U.S. and Canada, but other countries also produce them, such as Honduras, Jamaica and Brazil.

The interesting thing is that bourbon coffee beans were initially used a lot by the British soldiers in the 1600s to help them stay awake during their long marches.

After the discovery of bourbon in the USA in the 1800s, coffee was mixed with bourbon to create the first Bourbon coffee. Since then, Bourbon coffee has grown to be one of the most popular coffees in the world.

Can you get drunk off Bourbon coffee?

Nowadays, coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the UK, so much so that the country is now almost exclusively dependent on it. But when was the last time you heard of someone getting drunk off coffee?

Have you ever been asked for a coffee and played along to avoid a confrontation or embarrassment? Thanks to caffeine, people are more likely to drink more coffee than they ever have before – and one of its most popular ingredients is alcohol.

You can find Bourbon coffee the next morning, but can you get really drunk off of it? According to the main rule of the human body, it’s not possible.

However, Bourbon coffee is not meant to be drunk like a normal cup of coffee. Drinking Bourbon coffee will not give you the same effects as drinking a shot of Bourbon.

Is bourbon infused coffee alcoholic?

Bourbon is a flavouring agent that can be infused into coffee. A popular use for bourbon is to add an after-taste to coffee during the aging process.

Bourbon is also used in cocktails and shots as a stimulating agent. Bourbon is typically used for the first three days of the aging process, as it is thought to impart a woody taste to the coffee.

Unlike its alcoholic cousin whiskey, is made from the mash of fermented corn, wheat, and rye. This has led to the question of whether bourbon-infused coffee is actually alcoholic.

The answer is simply no—the alcohol content of the beverage is so low that it’s classified as a non-alcoholic beverage. If you want to imbibe on a bourbon-infused brew, your best bet is to pour yourself a shot of straight bourbon.

How to make bourbon coffee?

There are lots of ways to make coffee, but all of them get back to the same basic process: grind beans, add water, brew. But there are easily a half dozen ways to grind coffee beans, and not every brew method will work with every bean.

And all you need is a few basic tools to make coffee: a container for grinding, a filter to catch the coffee grinds, and a device to brew the coffee.


  • Eight sugar cubes, Or eight teaspoons of granulated sugar.
  • Twelve tablespoons of good quality bourbon.
  • Four cups of fresh hot strong brewed coffee.
  • One half cup of heavy cream (slightly whipped).


1. Put the sugar on your own choice of a coffee mug.

2. Pour the bourbon and mix it well until the sugar is dissolve.

3. Now pour the coffee into the mug.

4. Then lastly, pour the whipped cream carefully. The cream must float at the top of the coffee.

What is the best time to have bourbon coffee?

In the morning or the afternoon? After work or before? These are questions we all ask ourselves, but there is a simple answer: In the morning.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but experts agree that the caffeine or dark roast in your morning cup will not only give you energy, but also help you to feel full and satiated for longer.

The excuse that you want to hangover less is also a good one, as the caffeine in the drink helps to blunt the effects of alcohol.

Lucy Harper

Lucy Harper

Lucy Harper is the founder and owner of our coffee content site. With a lifelong passion for coffee, Lucy has dedicated herself to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Her goal is to help coffee lovers of all levels to explore the world of coffee and discover the joy of the perfect cup. When she's not writing about coffee, Lucy can often be found in her kitchen experimenting with new brewing techniques and coffee recipes.