Port of Spain, Trinidad. September 12th, 2020: For almost 200 years, the ANGOSTURA® bitters brand has been synonymous with the Christmas season, year-round enjoyment and creating many firsts. This year is no different. For the first time, our newest bitters innovation, ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters will bring yuletide flavour to two exciting seasonal beverages at Rituals Coffee House; their Iced Cinnamon Mocha and Holiday Nog.

The Iced Cinnamon Mocha is a chocolatey mocha infused with ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters, sprinkled with cinnamon, and topped with decadent ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters whipped cream. The Holiday Nog is a warm, creamy eggnog infused with ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters, enhanced with a drizzle of caramel, and topped with ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters whipped cream.

These creative Christmas specialty beverages embody the spirit of ANGOSTURA®, which will bring festive flavour, quality and variety to people’s lives. ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters is made using the finest Trinitario cocoa nibs, grown right here in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinitario cocoa boasts a legendary history dating back to centuries and has earned international recognition as the world’s finest cocoa hybrid. It adds a sweet and elegantly balanced flavour to our bitters and has helped to establish the region as a mecca of chocolate.

In making the announcement of the ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters and Rituals Coffee House agreement, Angostura’s Chief Executive Officer (Ag.) Mr. Ian Forbes stated: “We are excited to partner with and support local businesses, including our cocoa industry. As one of the country’s leading exporters, we are seeing positive signs that ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters is establishing itself internationally. This can provide sustainable business opportunities for local cocoa farmers to nurture and grow their businesses, especially now, when there is a national thrust geared towards the development and diversification of our agricultural sector.”

Mr. Forbes said, “As Trinbagonians, we should also feel proud to know that when someone purchases the Iced Cinnamon Mocha and Holiday Nog, not only can they enjoy a new local Christmas favourite, but they will also be showing their support for our local cocoa industry and its workers.”

Chairman of Rituals Coffee House, Mr. Mario Sabga Aboud added: “As the leading speciality coffee brand within Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Rituals Coffee House has always sought to define and shape our brand through unique taste profiles that favour the Caribbean palette, but with international appeal. Partnering with ANGOSTURA® and our local cocoa farmers to contribute to the sustainability of the cocoa sector, and to create a beverage taste experience that is uniquely Trinidad and Tobago is historic, and a journey that has brought fulfilment and pride thus far. We invite the public to celebrate the season with us and enjoy these two specialty beverages crafted with ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters. Preliminary feedback has been positive, and we are thankful.”

These two ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters inspired Christmas specialty beverages are available at Rituals Coffee Houses across Trinidad and Tobago, and are ideal to enjoy at home, the office, or while you are out running those Christmas errands.

To find out more about ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters, visit angosturabitters.com or soleratt.com