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Irish Coffee: History in the Making.... The first Irish Coffee was reputedly made by chef Joe Sheridan who tended the restaurant at the air base in Toynes, which later became Shannon Airport.

The story goes that late one night in 1943 Joe Sheridan administered coffees to some weary passengers, adding a drop of something to liven them up. "Hey Buddy," said an American traveller, "is this Brazilian Coffee?" "No," said the chef, "it's Irish Coffee."

Coffee Culture is wide awake in Ireland. As more and more people ask for cappuccinos, espressos and lattes, there is an explosion of interest in speciality coffees. Bewley's are the market leaders for supplying coffee in Ireland. It could be said that coffee is like wine, and as we learn more about it, we appreciate its finer qualities and infinite variety. Bewley's have been importing and roasting the finest coffees since the beginning of the 1900s and as the market leaders in Ireland, are unrivalled when it comes to superior quality coffees.

Whether it is in one of the countries growing number of cosmopolitan cafes, top-class restaurants or cosy coffee shops, chances are you will be enjoying Bewleys coffee.



Ask for Irish Coffee in Irish

Word: Coffee
Irish: Caifé
Pronunciation: cah-fay

Phrase: I'd like an Irish Coffee (please)
Irish: Caifé Gaelach led' thoil
Pronunciation: Cah- fay gwael-och ledh hell

Phrase: We'd like a pot of coffee
Irish: Ba mhaith linn pota Caifé
Pronunciation: bah wah linn puh-tha cah-fay

Word: Whiskey
Irish: Uisce Beatha
Pronunciatiion: ish-ge bah-hah

New! Irish Coffee Recipe

....You haven't had Irish coffee until you've tried this recipe.

Preparation:

  • A cube of sugar in the bottom of the cup (real sugar, not ersatz).
  • Pour in the coffee. (6 oz?)
  • Add Irish Whiskey to taste but not enough to overpower the blend. Tulamore, by the way, is an excellent choice.
  • Fill the glass with strong black coffee, to within one centimeter of the rim.
  • Stir. Let settle.
  • And now the critical part. With the spoon turned round, place the tip into the blend and let heavy cream slide down (slowly) the back of the spoon until it forms a crust over the lot of it.
  • Warning: Take a care; this may finish you with all other versions of Irish coffee.
....and, it did.

Irish Coffee Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

  • 4 ozs. hot coffee
  • 1 measure (3 cl) of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
  • 1 heaped desert spoon of whipped cream
Preparation:
  • Heat a coffee glass
  • Pour in one measure of Irish Whiskey
  • Add 2 - 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Fill the glass with strong black coffee, to within one centimetre of the rim
  • Stir well to disolve sugar
  • Top off rim with a heaped desert spoon of lightly whipped cream, slightly areated so that cream floats on top.
  • Do not stir after adding cream, as the true flavour is obtained by drinking the hot coffee and Irish Whiskey through the cream.
Irish Coffee Recipe 3

Ingredients:

  • 4 ozs. hot coffee
  • 1 measure (3 cl) of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
  • 1 heaped desert spoon of whipped cream
Preparation:
  • Pre-warm a stemmed glass
  • Add hot strong coffee to fill the glass
  • Add the whiskey
  • Add the sugar and stir in the coffee
  • Float the whipped cream on top
  • Drink the coffee through the cream (ie. do not stir after adding the cream)
Irish Coffee (modern recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 2 ozs. Irish Whiskey
  • 4 ozs. hot coffee
  • Splash of hot milk
  • Dollop of whipped cream
  • mint sprig
Preparation:
  • Place all contents (except whipped cream) in a shaker. Shake well, pour and serve in mug with dollop of whipped cream and sprig of mint on top.
Irish Tea Ingredients:
  • 1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
  • 6 - 8 oz tea
  • 1/2 - 2 tsp sugar
Preparation: Easy as making a cup of tea, adding sugar or sweetener if desired and pouring Bailey's Irish Cream to your liking.

Irish Iced Tea Ingredients:
  • 5-6 tea bags of Irish Tea
  • 5 cups of hot water
  • 4 cups of ice
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Sugar if required
Preparation:Brew the teabags in 5 cups of hot water for 2- 3 minutes. Add 3 cups of ice and refrigerate for 4-5 minutes. Take the Iced Tea out of fridge, add the honey and stir well. Sugar may be added at this stage for an extra sweet treat. Stir in the lemon juice and add more ice if required. Enjoy!

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