I bet you’re getting a little tired of all these holidays… but we’re just getting started!
Today is National Kahlua Day.
Here’s the story of Kahlua (according to Kahlua) in a few sentences.
-Kahlua was created in 1936 by chemist Montalvo Lara. It means “House of the Acolhua people.” Lara used coffee beans from the fields of Veracruz, which were grown by a pair of brothers, the Alvarez.
-In the 1950’s,Kahlua became popular and began global distribution. It wasn’t until the 1960’s though, that it hit North America and of course, the U.S. fell in love with its creamy and distinctive Mexican flavored goodness. From there, it grew and grew!
-In 2007, Kahlua joined the flavor craze and added flavors like French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Mocha.
Kahlua has been a huge staple in weddings contributing to the white russian phenomenon and has been sweetening peoples coffee since.. well.. seems like forever. Be sure to stop by your local Binny’s after work and grab that big bottle of Kahlua… you know you want to!