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Spirit Master: Fair Café Liqueur

As the trend for coffee-based spirits takes off, SB puts the spotlight on an award-winning liqueur from a sustainable producer.

Fair Café Liqueur is recommended served in an Espresso Martini

Every week, SB celebrates some of the top-scoring Master medallists from The Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competition.

During The Liqueur Masters 2019, which was held in October at Indian restaurant and bar 1947 London, a team of tasters assessed the breadth of the category and awarded eight Master medals to entrants.

In the popular coffee-flavoured liqueurs segment, one brand managed to secure the Master title.

Ethical Wine & Spirits’ Fair Café Liqueur won a Master medal for its “strong roast coffee nose” and “clean, strong coffee flavour”, completed with a finish of “roasted hazelnuts”.

The 22% ABV expression is made from Fairtrade Arabica coffee beans from a co-op of more than 1,900 independent farmers in the Huatusco region of Veracruz, Mexico. The sugar used to make the liqueur is also Fairtrade-certified and comes from various co-ops in countries such as Belize and Paraguay.

Eight Master medals were awarded during The Liqueur Masters 2019

Ethical Wine & Spirits recommends serving the liqueur in an Espresso Martini.

To make the Espresso Martini at home, check out the recipe below:


35ml of Fair Vodka

35ml of Fair Café Liqueur

25ml of Fairtrade-certified espresso

Dash of sugar syrup

Method: Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain directly into a Martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans.

Fair Café Liqueur is priced at £22 (US$28.30) per 700ml bottle.

To see the full list of medallists from our Liqueur Masters 2019, click here.

If you’re interested in entering your brand into The Global Spirits Masters, contact Rhiannon Morris – – for more details.

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