Irish Coffee from The Buena Vista Cafe: San Francisco : Pouring nearly 2,000 Irish Coffees each day, The Buena Vista Cafe reigns supreme as master of the cream-capped glass. From the tulip-shaped goblet to the cane-sugar cubes, each element of this time-honored recipe has been tested to achieve the perfect balance of fresh-brewed coffee, Irish whiskey and lightly whipped cream. If you think you hate coffee, you’ve clearly never had one of these.
Irish Coffee - Not to be a purist, but you’ve really got to go to Ireland for an authentic Irish coffee, made from hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and topped with cream. The best places to try Irish coffee in Dublin are O’Donoghue’s, just off St. Stephen’s Green, and The Temple Bar. After Ireland, the next best place is…San Francisco! It was first served there at the Buena Vista Café in 1952, after a US journalist brought the idea home, having tried it on a trip to Ireland.
The Snowy Plover is made by pouring Pellegrino over ice until the glass is two-thirds full. Two shots of Andytown’s home-roasted espresso and a very small amount of brown-sugar-based syrup are then added. This sparkling concoction is topped off with a healthy dollop of homemade whipped cream and served on a beautiful wooden tray.
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