Oak and Bond: Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee
Who doesn't love bourbon barrel aged coffee am I right? I've been following Oak and Bond on instagram for awhile now and have always wanted to try their coffee. Last week, when I was in Fenton, I walked into Bridge Street Exchange and saw that they had an abundance of their coffee in their shop. I got a tube (thanks to them) and eagerly drove back to make myself a cup of jo. I opened up the tube and the aroma of bourbon permeated the air. I ground myself 42 gram and started brewing. It was like I had walked into a distillery. As a lover of whiskey and bourbon, I've almost blown through the entire tube. I showed my brother the tube and mind you, he was excited as I was when I got a bag of coffee in the mail or when I picked one up at the local cafe when Wendling & Boyd started. I sent him a picture and he asked if I could save him some. The nostalgia was as just as intoxicating as the boubon coffee (in a good way).
Here's more about Oak and Bond:
AFTER DEVELOPING A PASSION FOR COFFEE, OAK & BOND COFFEE CO. FOUNDERS, BRIAN AND LAUREN MCCULLOCH, CONTINUED TO EXPLORE FOR THEIR PERFECT CUP. THEY WERE IN SEARCH OF A RICH, VIBRANT COFFEE THAT THEY COULD SHARE WITH THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
THEY FIRST FOUND THEIR PERFECT CUP FROM A SMALL MICRO LOT IN THE CHAPADAS DE MINAS REGION OF BRAZIL. IT WAS AT THIS POINT THAT BRIAN AND LAUREN TOOK THE LEAP TO OPEN OAK & BOND COFFEE CO.
TO THIS DAY THEIR GOAL REMAINS, SHARE THEIR PASSION FOR SOURCING THE HIGHEST QUALITY COFFEE WITH YOU!
OAK & BOND COFFEE CO. WAS OPENED WITH A BARREL AGED SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE AND A HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE. AS A REMINDER TO WHERE THE COMPANY BEGAN, IT WAS IMPORTANT TO FIND A WAY TO INCORPORATE BOTH OF THOSE ASPECTS INTO THE COMPANY'S NAME.
THE FIRST COFFEE OFFERING WAS AGED IN A ONCE USED AMERICAN OAK BARREL. IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT THE WORD OAK WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE BEGINNING OF THE COMPANY AND A WORD THAT WAS A CRITICAL AS A PART OF THE OAK & BOND NAME.
THE BOND OF A HAPPILY MARRIED BRIAN AND LAUREN MCCULLOCH OPENED THE COMPANY WITH A BOURBON BARREL AGED COFFEE OFFERING. THE TERM BOND HAS BEEN USED IN THE BOURBON WHISKEY COMMUNITY SINCE PASSAGE OF THE BOTTLED-IN-BOND ACT OF 1897. AS AN ODE TO THE BOND OF THE MARRIED FOUNDERS AND THE TERM BOND IN THE BOURBON COMMUNITY, IT SEEMED ONLY FITTING THAT BOND COMPOSED A PORTION OF THE OAK & BOND NAME.
If you guys would like to snag yourself some coffee, check out Oak and Bond's social media:
Also! A huge thank you to Bridge Street Exchange for the coffee. I'll have a blog post about them coming this week. Check back soon for that guys! I hope you have a lovely Tuesday.