Most of us start the day with a strong cup of joe and end with a heavy pour of wine. But how often have you arrived at work, tired, grumpy, needing to fuel up your brain on caffeine, while simultaneously wanting to fuel your battered soul with a glass of wine? What if you could somehow bring those two amazing beverages together in harmony? Boom. here comes wine infused coffee.

cw_grandeThanks to Molinari, a Napa Valley cafe that just introduced a line of coffee beans infused with wine. This genius move came about after two years of R+D. Molinari Private Reserve teamed up with Wild Card Roasters to develop the ultimate cup of joe.

According to FoodBev, the process involves rehydrating the coffee beans in a special red wine, and then roasting them to perfection. The final result is described as “rich, full-bodied coffee with a blueberry note.” Apparently the more milk or cream you add, the more heightened the wine flavors become.

Sadly, there’s no alcohol in the brew. Which might be a good thing, considering the history of certain caffeine-laced alcoholic beverages like 4Loco, which probably wouldn’t contribute much toward office productivity.

So, red wine and coffee is a thing, now what’s next? We’ve got a few ideas:

Red wine bath bombs. Unwind and relax with a luxurious bath experience infused with the essence of red wine. These bath bombs combine the soothing properties of aromatherapy with the indulgence of wine, creating a truly rejuvenating self-care experience.

Red Wine-Infused Barbecue Sauce. Elevate your grilling game with a tangy and robust barbecue sauce infused with the flavors of red wine. This unique condiment adds depth and complexity to your favorite grilled meats and vegetables, creating a memorable culinary experience.

Red Wine-Infused Ice Cream. Indulge in a truly decadent dessert experience with red wine-infused ice cream. This unconventional frozen treat combines the creamy, luscious texture of ice cream with the flavors of red wine, resulting in a sweet and slightly tangy delight that will satisfy your cravings in a unique and unexpected way.

Product developers, do your thing!