In restaurants, this beverage is typically ordered in the morning as a caffeinated pick-me-up or as an after-dinner sweetie.
Irish coffee is an iconic drink with an easy-to-follow original recipe. It takes four readily available ingredients: coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey paired with a deep black coffee that has been sweetened and topped with cream is pure bliss.
Joe Sheridan invented this dish in Ireland in the early 1940s. Despite some prevalent misconceptions, true Irish coffee is not as simple as adding a shot of whiskey to coffee. Rather than that, this is a well-thought-out, meticulously made coffee beverage that should be prepared with the same care as a latte or cappuccino. Having said that, it is actually fairly simple.
Caife Gaelach, the Irish word for "Caffeine," is the proper Irish name for the coffee that is traditionally served in the toddy glass, a handle or stemmed heatproof glass. Whiskey and brown sugar (preferably) are combined with hot filter coffee to make this decadent drink.
The flavor of Irish Coffee is like a sweet, alcoholic coffee. From the strong coffee to the two kinds of sugar and the heavy cream, it has a flavorful and satisfying mouthfeel.
Having an Irish coffee every now and then isn't going to do you any harm, even if you try to avoid drinking alcohol with caffeine in general. Drinks like these should be consumed in moderation and with an awareness of the potential caffeine content, as well as the alcohol content.
Other Questions about Coffee
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).