Organic Irish Coffee

If you are a lover of healthy organic coffee and would also like a little something special on New Year’s Eve or any time, consider making organic Irish coffee. Irish coffee consists of coffee, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream. A bit of attention to each of the ingredients will make your organic Irish coffee a treat for all. But, before we give you the recipe, how did this drink get its name. The story goes like this. There was an Irish chef at the airbase where Shannon International Airport now sits. There was a flight from Ireland to New York that had to turn back because of bad weather. The chef greeted the returning travelers with a hot drink of coffee, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream. It became a regular feature at the airport and when people asked what kind of coffee it was they were told that it was Irish coffee (as opposed to one of the Brazilian or Colombian organic coffee brands). An American traveler brought the recipe back to America and it caught on. Now, if you want to make the best of all worlds, make organic Irish coffee and pay attention to how you do each step.

Organic Irish Coffee

Organic Irish Coffee

Organic All the Way

Start your organic Irish coffee with Panama Mountain Grown organic coffee or coffee from Colombia. You can order organic whiskey from if they do not have any at your local liquor store. Use organic brown sugar and organic whipping cream. Because of all the cooler ingredients you will be adding make sure that you start with hot coffee poured into a pre-heated glass. For each cup of organic Irish coffee use the following:

  • Coffee mug (A glass mug is traditional.)
  • Tablespoon
  • 4 ounces of hot coffee freshly ground and brewed organic coffee
  • 1 ounce of organic, preferably Irish, whiskey
  • 2 teaspoonful of brown sugar
  • 1 ounce of organic double cream whipped just lightly

The Steps

  • Have everything ready.
  • Warm your coffee mug.
  • Put the brown sugar into the glass and then add the hot organic coffee.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the whiskey and stir again.
  • Add the cream by pouring gently over the back side of the tablespoon so that the whipped cream sits on top of the coffee.
  • A little cinnamon and or nutmeg sprinkled on top of the whipped cream are an American addition to this treat and are optional.

Serve your organic Irish coffee on any cold winter evening, especially after outdoor activities. This can be a great tradition over the year end holidays. Pick a good organic coffee and a good organic whiskey. Remember not to beat the whipping cream excessively as you want it to cover the top of the coffee and not float as a lump like an iceberg in a sea of coffee. And make sure to leave enough room for the whipped cream when you add the coffee. A good way to preheat your coffee mugs is to have boiling water on hand. Pour hot water into the mugs to sit while you grind and brew your coffee. Then pour the water out of the hot cups before adding sugar and coffee. Have a tray handy to carry your treasure of organic Irish coffee to your guests and be ready to accept compliments.

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