How to Make Irish Coffee

Black coffee is poured into the mug. Whiskey and at least one level teaspoon of sugar is stirred in until fully dissolved. The sugar is essential for floating liquid cream on top.Thick cream is carefully poured over the back of a spoon initially held just above the surface of the coffee and gradually raised a little.  The layer of cream will float on the coffee without mixing. The coffee is drunk through the layer of cream.

To ensure the integrity of the ingredients of Irish Coffee, NSAI, Ireland’s national standards body, published an Irish Standard, I.S. 417 Irish Coffee, in 1988.

Review of Don Francisco’s Coffee Flavors

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The folks of Don Francisco provided MCCN with a wide variety of their flavors of Coffee.  Here is my review.  I try to offer insight on the experience of trying it black and then with cream in most cases. 

  • Hawaiian Blend-  If you drink you coffee black, the roasted flavor is prominent to the degree that it comes across over roasted.  Add cream to the coffee and experience rich flavor with complex notes.   
  • Kona– This flavor has more of a well balanced roasted flavor.  Easy to drink black.  Nutty notes come through with cream added. 




Sweeten Your Coffee With Chocolate

If a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down then two tablespoons of chocolate chips is a mild sweetener for Coffee.  It is more of a great idea for presentation.  We got this idea after a review of Mr. Cecil’s Ribs in Sherman, Oaks.  The manager by the name of Ty brought this concoction to the Sherman Oaks location.

Meet Ty of Mr. Cecil's Ribs

Healthy Drinks

We all know that the healthiest drink for our bodies is water. Water makes 70% of our bodies; it cushions our joints, and transports oxygen and nutrients to cells in our bodies. Water encourages bowel movement and helps to defend against blood clots. Everyone should have eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day, especially if you’re an active person. Even though water is the healthiest thing you can put in your body, there are many beneficial drinks that you might want to try. READ MORE

Ethiopians: The History of Coffee

The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the fifteenth century, though coffee’s origins remain unclear. It had been believed that Ethiopian ancestors of today’s Oromo people were the first to have discovered and recognized the energizing effect of the coffee bean plant.  However, no direct evidence has been found indicating where in Africa coffee grew or who among the natives might have used it as a stimulant or even known about it, earlier than the 17th century.  The story of Kaldi, the 9th-century Ethiopian goatherd who discovered coffee, did not appear in writing until 1671 and is probably apocryphal.  From Ethiopia, coffee was said to have spread to Egypt and Yemen.  The earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the fifteenth century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen.  It was here in Arabia that coffee beans were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way to how it is now prepared. By the 16th century, it had reached the rest of the Middle East, Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. Coffee then spread to Italy, and to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and to the Americas.

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Armenian Coffee

armenian coffeeCoffee (S’rj) & Tea (Tei)
Haikakan S’rj,
Armenian Coffee, defines its lifestyle. Once thought to be a legacy of Ottoman Turkish rule, it is now understood to have originated in Yemen, with caravans bringing the beans north and then west, where it infiltrated both Asia and Europe. Like Greek or Turkish coffee, Armenian coffee is a demitasse of thick brew boiled and served with powdered grounds in individual copper or brass pots. When ordering, the server will ask if you want it soverakan or kats’r (normal or sweet). Normal is already sweetened a bit.

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