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Just Bottled: Batch 05 of Firelit / Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur

So fresh you can smell the coffee.
And the ink on the hand-stamped labels.

Every batch of Firelit Spirits coffee liqueur uses a different fresh roast and local roaster—usually. Batch 05, marks their third with Oakland‘s Blue Bottle Coffee but this time they chosen a Peaberry Yirgacheffe bean. It’s not the holy-grail, cat poo coffee bean, but it sounds deliciously close. Look for it on shelves immediately.

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Now Bottling: Batch 04 of Firelit Coffee Liqueur

Today isn’t just a day where the fresh coffee nectar known as Firelit goes into bottles,

it’s also the day where founder Jeff Kessinger, art director Tyler Warrender, and several other strong-wristed cohorts hand-stamp each and every label on said bottles. Something the fellow Bay Area folks at Almanac Beer, with their hand-signed bottles, know a thing or two about.

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Firelit Batch 04 Roast Info

What I love about Firelit is how they use different local roasters / beans for every small batch they do. The first two releases used Oakland‘s Blue Bottle Coffee. The third batch used San Rafael‘s Weaver’s Coffee. Now, for Batch 04, they’re using Santa Cruz‘s Verve Coffee Roasters. St. George Spirits, where the liqueur is produced, has sold out of every bottle from previous batches so if you see an older one on a shelf, snag it with a quickness. Otherwise keep an eye out for where to find the new batch here.

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Drink: New Roast/Roaster for Firelit Coffee Liqueur Batch 03

The first two batches of Bay Area’s delicious Firelit Coffee Liqueur used a different roast of Blue Bottle Coffee beans for each. It’s part of what made them so distinct (and collectable).  But now they’re mixing things up even further.

Apparently, partnering with different local coffee roasters is all part of the Firelit plan …

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Batch 03 uses a new artisan roaster out of San Rafael who NBC Today Show called “the best organic coffee”, See the rest »

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Just Bottled: Batch 2 of Firelit Spirits Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur

It’s here. Jeff Kessinger, the main brains and taste buds behind Firelit Spirits, holds the 60-proof proof.

Batch 2 of the tremendously successful Firelit Coffee Liqueur was bottled just last week. Again using the Bay Area’s Blue Bottle Coffee. This round opting for Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, or “Yirg”, instead of the Yemen in Batch 1.

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Firelit Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur: Batch 2 News and Batch 1 Inspected by Violet Blue

A random yet SFW gallery of Violet Blue and pussycat dotKitteh inspecting the first batch of Firelit Spirits Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur. Detecting a blue theme here. (Thanks, Troy McClure)

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Drink: Where to Find Firelit Spirits Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur

This heavenly nectar was only bottled two weeks ago but is already hittin’ the streets. And disappearing off shelves. Here’s the latest list of where to find Firelit Coffee Liqueur made with Blue Bottle Coffee, as of 03.29.10 …

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Just Bottled: “Firelit” Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur

Three years of tasting, tweaking, and perfecting. Now it’s bottled, corked, and about to fall into the hands of San Francisco’s finest mixologists …

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