Cocktail of the Month: Cup of Excellence Bitter

Summer is in full swing, so let’s turn down the heat with a classic Italian aperitif – the Negroni. This coffee Negroni recipe, created exclusively for Difference Coffee by two-time World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion Dan Fellows, puts a complex, coffee-infused twist on the traditional cocktail.

Coe Bitter: Coffee Negroni recipe

A loose twist on a Negroni celebrating the flavours of this exceptional coffee. The drink comes together to deliver a bittersweet Black Forest flavour profile.



  1. Brew Rwanda Cup of Excellence Champion capsule
  2. Stir with other ingredients and ice
  3. Strain over fresh ice in frozen rocks glass
  4. Garnish with citrus zest

About Dan Fellows

Cup of Excellence Bitter, a premium coffee Negroni recipe, adds a coffee-infused twist to the traditional Negroni cocktail.

Dan Fellows received great acclaim when he won the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship in Brazil in 2018, the first year he entered the contest. Winning the championship again in 2019 in Berlin made Fellows a legend. With a background as a barista and barista trainer, Fellows brings considerable experience to the world of coffee cocktails. He put hundreds of hours of work into each winning drink and presents the same level of dedication throughout his glowing, coffee-centric career.

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