The History of The Irish Coffee

The Port of Foyne was a busy air traffic point between Europe and United States in the 1930s and 1940s, carrying a diverse range of people from refugees and Royal members

The Port of Foyne was a hectic air traffic point between Europe and United States in the 1930s and 1940s, carrying a diverse variety of people from refugees and Royal members. It was the winter season of 1934, the flight from Foyne left to New York in very bad weather that eventually triggered the flight to return. Chef Joe Sheridan operating at the dining establishment in the terminal structure provided exhausted passengers the coffee drink combined with a quality Irish bourbon. One American traveler asked if that’s Brazilian coffee, and the chef responded to, “that’s Irish coffee.”

In 1952 Jack Koeppler, owner of Buena Vista in San Fransisco brought the Irish Coffee dish back to the United States and made it well-known. Every year, the Foynes Flying Boat Museum holds an Irish Coffee Celebration in August. The celebration has the world’s finest Irish Coffee making competition.The Original Irish Coffee Joe, Sheridan, Foynes Flying Boat Museum Cream-Rich as an Irish Brogue Coffee-Strong as Friendly Hand Sugar -Sweet as the tongue of a Rouge Irish Scotch – smooth as the Wit of the Land

In a warm stemmed scotch goblet, put one jigger of Jameson Irish scotch. Add one spoon of brown sugar and fill with strong black coffee within one inch of brim. Stir to dissolve the sugar and complement with whipped cream, a little aerated by putting it over the back of a spoon. Do not stir after including the cream as the true flavor is gotten by consuming the hot coffee and Irish scotch through the cream.The Classic Irish Coffee- 2 oz Jameson Irish Scotch-2 teaspoons brown sugar- 5 -6 oz freshly brewed strongblack coffee Stir completely

and complement with a layer of heavy whipping cream, put carefully over the back of a spoon.

Chef Joe Sheridan working at the dining establishment in the terminal building provided tired guests the coffee beverage mixed with a quality Irish scotch. One American passenger asked if that’s Brazilian coffee, and the chef addressed, “that’s Irish coffee. Every year, the Foynes Flying Boat Museum holds an Irish Coffee Festival in August.

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