The Irish are known for their love of coffee.
It’s not uncommon to see a street-side vendor selling cups of hot, black coffee with an optional shot of whiskey on the side. But what you might not know is that there is another type of Irish coffee out there – one made with organic ingredients.
It’s also delicious and satisfying, but it tastes even better knowing that you’re drinking something good for your body as well as your taste buds!
1. What is Irish Coffee?
Irish coffee is a cocktail made with dark roast coffee, Irish whiskey (or another type of liquor), and sugar. The key to the best flavor is using fresh coffee beans and always making sure you let your coffee cool down before adding any other ingredients. Although there are many variations on Irish coffee, they all share one common denominator – whipped cream.
2. What is the difference between Irish and non-Irish coffee?
Irish coffee typically falls into one of two categories: alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The difference between the two is that many Irish stores will serve alcoholic Irish coffee with a shot of whiskey while all-non versions simply omit the liquor or use another type of liqueur or syrup.
3. Why drink Organic Irish Coffee?
– Organic Irish coffee is made with organic and fair-trade coffee beans. It’s also best to use non-dairy creamers or soy milk instead of traditional dairy products. Go the extra mile and give the drink a garnish of fresh mint, cinnamon sticks, or even an orange slice for zest!
– Drinking organic coffee is known to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other life-threatening health issues.
4. What are the benefits?
– Drinking Organic Irish Coffee can be a great way to start your day off right by giving you energy throughout the entire morning! And because it tastes great no matter what type of coffee beans you use, what type of liqueur or syrup is added, or whether you choose to drink it hot and fresh or over ice and chilled, Organic Irish Coffee can be enjoyed anytime.
– Coffee also contains anti-oxidants, which can help fight against diseases like cancer.
– Drinking Organic Irish Coffee can help lower your risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
– Drinking Organic Irish Coffee could also reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 25 percent, according to a recent study done in Sweden.
5. Irish (Organic) Coffee Recipe?
Here are the ingredients you will need to make an Organic Irish Coffee:
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
– A pinch of ground cinnamon or grated orange zest, optional
– A shot of whiskey or 2 tablespoons Kahlua
– 1 cup cold double cream, whipped until stiff
Step 1. Use an Irish coffee glass or mug – this is the only type of glass that will maintain its heat when you add in your hot coffee and whiskey. Fill the glass 3/4 full with sugar and set it aside.
Step 2. In a cold non-reactive saucepan, add in the coffee and chocolate syrup and stir until well combined then slowly add in your hot water while continuing to stir. Pour in your whiskey or other liquor of choice last, stirring again to combine.
Step 3. Remove from heat and let it cool for 1 – 2 minutes before removing from pan. Remember to not let your coffee sit for too long, as it will start to become bitter and taste stale after a certain amount of time.
Step 4. Divide between two coffee mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream on top of each! Garnish with ground cinnamon or grated orange zest if you have them available.
6. Recipes for other types of coffee cocktails
– Non-alcoholic version – combine 2 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, and a pinch of ground cinnamon or grated orange zest. Add to hot water before stirring in chocolate syrup if desired. Let cool for 1 minutes then stir in your whiskey or Kahlua last. Top with whipped cream and garnish as needed before serving.
– Alcoholic version – combine 2 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, and a pinch of ground cinnamon or grated orange zest. Add to hot water 1/4 cup chocolate syrup last, stirring after each addition before removing from heat. Let cool for 1 minutes then stir in your whiskey or Kahlua last. Top with whipped cream and garnish as needed before serving.
1. What type of coffee beans should I use?
– Dark roast, organic coffee beans are your best option for making Organic Irish Coffee. French or Italian roast works well too!
2. What type of liqueur or syrup should I use?
– Kahlua may be a little difficult to find in stores, but it is definitely the best option for making Organic Irish Coffee! Other options include Baileys, Grand Marnier, Frangelico, and Disaronno.
3. Will this be a strong drink?
– Yes! Because it is a cold drink you can expect that it will still have some of the same effect as if you were drinking hot coffee on a cold night. 🙂
4. Why does this drink have cream in it if it’s an Irish Coffee?
– The idea behind the whipped cream is to help cool down the coffee before drinking it! It’s also delicious, so why not? 😉
5. Will my drink be too sweet with all of that sugar?
– It is possible that your drink will be a little too sweet for you, but the sugar helps to bring out the flavors of the coffee and whiskey!
Organic Irish Coffee is an excellent drink to simply enjoy on its own, but it’s also a great addition when combined with other drinks like hot chocolate or coffee!
So grab some organic dark roast coffee beans and try out my recipe! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the ingredients of this recipe please do not hesitate to contact me!