Irish Coffee Recipe

irish coffee recipe

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Picture this: a cozy mug cradling a blend of rich coffee, velvety whiskey, a touch of sweetness, and a cloud-like layer of cream on top. Are you ready to whip up this classic cocktail?


Here's how:


  • 1 cup of freshly brewed, piping hot coffee (go for that top-notch medium roast; our Lifeblood from Chiapas is perfect for it)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar -adjust according to your sweet tooth!
  • 1 ½ oz (45ml) of your favorite Irish whiskey
  • Lightly whipped heavy cream
  • Freshly grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon
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  1. Brew your filtered coffee. Hot and fresh is the name of the game.
  2. Preheat your chosen vessel (think heat-resistant glass or clear mug for the traditional presentation) by giving it a little rinse with boiling water, then dispose of it.
  3. Drop that brown sugar into your preheated cup.
  4. Pour that steaming hot coffee over the sugar and give it a good stir until the sweetness melts right in.
  5. Now, add the star of the show: Irish whiskey. Stir gently to blend it all together.
  6. Time to create that iconic cream layer! Carefully pour your lightly whipped heavy cream over the back of a spoon, so it gracefully floats atop your coffee concoction.
  7. Feeling fancy? Sprinkle some freshly grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon on top for that extra flourish.
  8. Serve up your masterpiece pronto and savor every sip while it's still piping hot.
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Tips to Elevate Your Experience:

- Opt for a medium roast coffee like our Lifeblood from Chiapas for a flavor explosion that'll knock your socks off.

- Tweak the sugar and whiskey amounts to match your personal taste buds' preferences.

- When whipping that cream, aim for a thickness that's pourable yet luxurious. You want it to float effortlessly on your coffee.

- Remember, Irish coffee is best enjoyed fresh off the press. No time for dilly-dallying!

Now, grab your ingredients, channel your inner barista/mixologist, and whip up a batch of Irish coffee magic. But remember: enjoy responsibly. Cheers to delicious moments and even better company! 🥂☕