Just started on making some. Initially I'm using Wood's Navy Rum as it is 57% alcohol although I intend to use Fairtrade Organic rum for the next batch.This is a first proper attempt after a casual move months ago with some old rum and ground coffee.

woganFirst get some nice beans, I have chosen are Mandheling, organic and Fairtrade from Wogan's in Bristol. These beans are not so hard and when extracted can be covered in chocolate.

Get a few bottles or containers and fill them half full with coffee beans. Using 700ml used rum bottles it takes about 125g per bottle to half fill. So 500g for £7.80 will do four 700ml bottles.

I've added half a Fairtrade, organic vanilla pod that has been split to free up the inner crystals

Wood's rum retails around £23 and can be as cheap as £19. The organic Fairtrade from Vinceremous is around £23 but is only 37.5%

bottles with coffee beansrum with coffee beans


So the two Wood's bottles have 125g beans, 350ml of rum @57% and half a vanilla pod. They are stored in the dark now and I'll shake them up a bit over the next 4 to 5 weeks.

Then I will make syrup from Fairtrade, organic rapadura sugar and add to thicken and taste. Will update the quantity then. May add more rum to finish off.


Last edit by on November 29th, 2017

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The beans have properly absorbed the rum half an inch to be level with the rum.

02/12/17 @ 13:15

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