Reversed Irish Coffee

This is my favorite recipe right now, this one is the most exciting to me.


Debuting the recipe here at Coffee Fest Anaheim on the last day of the trade show.


Reversed Irish Coffee Recipe:

  • 4 oz cold brew (concentrate)
  • 1 oz Jameson
  • Pour those into a pint glass filled with ice or chill in a freezer
  • Separately heat up to 150-160F
  • 2 oz half and half (or cream)
  • 1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Naturals Vanilla
  • Put these warmed ingredients into a small (small is essential) french press and agitate by plunging swiftly till textured
  • Pour chilled coffee and Jameson into a frozen 8 oz mug, straining the ice
  • Tilt the mug so the coffee is always near the lip/rim, then pour the warm cream on stop in the same fashion
  • Top with coffee grounds, serve


About the recipe, it was developed with the help of co-worker Jason Raines in 2015. We began working on it together for a “Guest Barista Night” I (LevI) was doing at Ben’s shop Rockford Roasting Co. We ended up not showing this recipe but showed the Strawberry Basil Lassi as the featured recipe instead.

This recipe is intended for a bar to use, in theory the bar could easily create this recipe by adding three tools to their setup:

  1. Cold brewer (I used the Toddy system)
  2. Kettle or way to quickly heat cream (I use an antique yellow one, but here is a suggestion that is easy to clean after use)
  3. Small french press (small is essential because this recipe uses just 3 oz of hot liquid, link)

Drink in action, notice the cold brew being sipped up and pulled from the bottom on the glass 👏🏼

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