Perfecting the Irish Coffee





Are you a coffee and cocktail lover looking for a unique and educational way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Look no further than the upcoming event hosted by Cartel Roasting Co. and Garden Bar Phoenix on March 18th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. The theme? Perfecting the Irish Coffee!

Join Sebastian Maconi of Cartel Roasting Co. and mixologist Kim Haasarud for an unforgettable coffee and mixology class. Sebastian will guide attendees through a coffee tasting to help you find the perfect roast for your taste buds. Then, Kim will teach you how to make the perfect Irish coffee, from the roast to the glass, using Teeling Whiskey.

The coffee of choice for Irish Coffee.

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with the perfect coffee for your Irish Coffees – Desert City Dark by Cartel Roasting Co. Our production team crafted this blend with precision, combining two parts El Salvador La Corriona and three parts Brazil Donas Do Café. The result is a bold and smooth dark roast that will satisfy your coffee cravings. With tasting notes of bold chocolate and macadamia nut, it’s the perfect complement to your favorite Irish Whiskey. Order now and impress your friends and family with the perfect Irish Coffees this St. Patrick’s Day. So what are you waiting for? Order now and taste the difference! (Order here: Desert City Dark)

But first, let’s dive into a brief history of Teeling Whiskey.

Founded in 2012, Teeling is a small-batch whiskey distillery located in Dublin, Ireland. Teeling Whiskey distillery takes an innovative approach to whiskey-making, aging their whiskey in various casks like rum and wine barrels, giving their whiskey a unique and distinctive flavor profile. Teeling has won numerous awards for their whiskey, including “World’s Best Single Malt” at the World Whiskies Awards.

Now, back to the event.

For just $35, you’ll get access to the coffee and mixology classes, two Irish coffees (frozen and classic), chocolate croissants, and a souvenir Teelings Irish Coffee glass to take home. (Get your tickets here)

Interestingly enough, the beloved Irish coffee actually has a surprisingly modern history.

Did you know that the beloved Irish coffee has a surprisingly modern history? A bartender at the Foynes Airbase in Ireland actually invented it back in the 1940s. The bartender, Joe Sheridan, created the drink to warm up cold and weary travelers who were arriving from transatlantic flights.

Legend has it that Joe whipped up the first Irish coffee in response to a group of passengers who were shivering from the cold. He added a shot of whiskey to their coffee, along with a dollop of cream, and voila! The Irish coffee was born.

People all around the world adore the rich and flavorful Irish coffee, making it a cherished drink to this day. So, the next time you sip on a warm, creamy Irish coffee, remember its humble origins and the inventive bartender who first whipped it up to warm the hearts (and hands) of weary travelers.

As the drink gained popularity at the Foynes Airbase, it found its way to San Francisco, where Stanton Delaplane introduced it to the United States. Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, fell in love with Irish coffee during a visit to Ireland and convinced the owners of the Buena Vista Cafe to start serving it.

See you at Garden Bar in Phoenix!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and perfect something with Cartel Roasting Co. and Garden Bar Phoenix.

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