It’s 17th of March, St Patrick’s Day and the whole town got pretty festive about that! I felt like I need to write today about my coffee adventures in Dublin. I had a chance to visit Ireland in December last year so all my memories are pretty fresh!
It’s a must to start with an extraordinary soya latte I had in the famous coffee shop “The Bald Barista”. We had found some very positive reviews before we even left Manchester; therefore we put “The Bald Barista” on our list, next to the Castle or Trinity College. It took us a while to find it, even though it’s not really hidden or something (it’s just us -.-). We were seriously determined to find this legendary place so we just kept asking people until we got to the right place! Everyone knows, which coffees shop we’re talking about! “The Bald Barista? Ahhh, yeahh… You just have to got there and…”
Well… In my opinion it was truly worth the effort! I had beautifully served coffee with a great, aromatic espresso base, additionally finished with the artistic touch! Coffee heaven! It was a well-deserved prize after a few hours of walking in the freezing weather. The place looked quite quirky and cozy, which was complementing the great taste of coffee. I recommend this place 100%! The only flaw I found is that they didn’t accept cards. I hope it will change in the future.
I was lucky to visit Dublin during the Christmassy festive time so the atmosphere of the city was truly magical! It’s a place to be for coffee lovers as the city centre is bombed by the various independent coffee shops. Each of them has the different style, colors, music, but sure most of them serve good coffee!
I am also attaching a recipe for typical Irish Coffee so you can put the cherry on the top of your Irish celebration!
Apparently Irish came up with the idea of Irish coffee to warm up frozen American tourists on their planes back to US. Clever idea!
1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey. 1 tsp brown sugar. 6 oz hot Coffee. (Black). Whipped Cream. Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in a mug and stir to dissolve. Float cold cream gently on top. Do not mix.