What is barrel aged coffee?

Simply put, barrel-aged coffee is coffee beans that have spent time in a barrel once used to hold whiskey, rye, rum, or other liquor.

The Morning Dram places green coffee beans (not yet roasted) into recently emptied barrels from top distilleries. We give the beans plenty of room in the barrels, so we can rotate them and give them space to spread out and breathe in the aromas of the barrel. There is no liquor in the barrels when we pour in our beans, but as they rest in these empty barrels, the charred oak imparts flavor into the beans, just like it did to the alcohol it held prior. The transformation is remarkable. The green beans, which were chosen for specific flavor notes on their own, are now filled with new flavors thanks to the barrel. We roast the beans to a level that perfectly allows the notes of both the coffee and the spirit to shine through. We find our brew to be smooth, flavorful, and balanced.

There are no flavorings or additives in The Morning Dram coffee. It's one ingredient: coffee beans.

Is there any alcohol in the coffee?

No. There is no alcohol in our coffee. The barrel-aged beans are rested in barrels that previously held alcohol. There will be no effects of alcohol from drinking this coffee.

What is a dram?

The modern-day definition of a dram is a small pour of alcohol, most often used in defining a serving of whiskey. Example: "I'll have a dram of whiskey, please". Our friends in Scotland notoriously call it a "wee dram".

Our team at The Morning Dram values their ritual of drinking good coffee in the morning as much they enjoy a dram of whiskey at night.  The idea of coffee being our dram to savor in the morning was the inspiration for this company. That's how we came up with the name The Morning Dram.

Why do you only sell whole beans and not ground coffee?

Coffee tastes best when you grind it right before you brew it. For everyday use, we recommend buying an electric burr grinder (available at a wide range of prices). They're quick, easy, and grind the beans to a uniform size, which makes a better cup of coffee.

What do you recommend as a gift?

Know someone who loves whiskey and coffee? The Morning Dram makes a great gift! We recommend The Starter Kit or The Scotch Box so they get a grinder, pour-over dripper, and a mug with their coffee. 

Do you sell gift cards?

Yes. A gift card to The Morning Dram is an awesome gift (and they don't expire).

Do you offer International shipping?

We currently offer shipping to Canada and the UK. Unfortunately, the free shipping for orders over $50 does not apply to orders shipping to Canada nor UK.

Do you have free shipping in the US?

We offer free shipping for orders over $50, delivering to a US address. For orders $49 and less, delivering to a US address, there is an $8 flat fee.

Do you accept returns?

Yes. We love everything we sell here at The Morning Dram, but, if something just isn’t for you, we understand and accept returns. 

Details: Purchases can be returned within 30 days of receipt, back to the original method of payment. Please email hello@themorningdram.com with your order number and the item(s) which you are looking to return. Our customer service team will email you a form to include in your shipment. The refund will be processed back to the original form of payment, and we are not able to make any exceptions.

Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.