93 PTS BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE. Originating in Mexico, Kahl?a has become the number one selling coffee liqueur in the world. Since 1936 Kahlua stands for a rich heritage, full of diversity and color; something truly unique. Its deep brown color is attractive and deep. Kahl?a original offers enticing scents of bittersweet coffee bean and roasted chest-nut and multilayered flavors of black coffee and sweet butter. The well-known hero ingredient in the White Russian and the Espresso Martini.