Just in time for the holiday season, Du Nord Craft Spirits is releasing its newest creation: Café Frieda Coffee Liqueur. The product’s beginnings stretch back to the beginning of Du Nord, when owners Chris and Shanelle Montana noticed the lack of a coffee liqueur that actually tasted like real coffee. And after over a year and a half of blending, testing, and producing dozens of liqueurs, Café Frieda is now ready to hit the market.
The coffee liqueur is named after retired Minneapolis South High teacher, Louise Bormann. According to Du Nord’s website, Bormann, or “Frieda” as known to her students, was at the helm of a theater program that allowed students to work on stage and behind the scenes to produce numerous shows every year. In fact, even Chris participated in Frieda’s programs—both in the classroom and on the stage—and wanted to pay tribute to teachers who go the extra mile for their students. “Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society,” said head distiller Chris Montana in a Facebook post. “We dedicate Café Frieda to all teachers who power through tough days with courage, dedication, and ample caffeine.”
Café Frieda is crafted from Peace Coffee Yeti Cold Press Blend, providing bold chocolate notes, juxtaposed with a balancing touch of bitter and peppery chicory. The coffee liqueur can be found around the Twin Cities, will be sold in the Du Nord cocktail room, and can be found on the winter menu mixed with cream or paired with orange bitters in the Frieda martini.