The LEGEND of Irish Coffee
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Invented to warm the cold and wary passengers landing at the Shannon International Airport in 1943 by chef Joe Sheridan, Irish Coffee has quickly become a popular beverage shared all around the world! 

Irish Coffee

While spending a short 2 weeks in Adare Ireland, I stumbled upon a very touristy souvenir shop with free flyers and info sheets all about the history within different parts of Ireland. It was there that I found this Irish Coffee recipe and one that I will keep making for years to come! It's warming, heavy like an Irish Guinness, and sweet to cap of your night. Now that St. Patty's day is this weekend, I knew I had to share this recipe with all of you.

I'd love to know how you make this recipe in the comments below!


  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • French Pressed Coffee | We used the LEGEND along with THIS French Press recipe
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (more or less to your taste)
  • Irish Whisky | We used JAMESON


  • STEP 1 | Take your glass and make sure it's warm. We rinsed our glasses with hot water before we began.
  • STEP 2 | Make French Pressed coffee and set aside
  • STEP 3 | Using a stand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks, and set aside. Essentially you are making "whipped cream"!
  • STEP 4 | Pour in 1 "Jigger" of Irish whiskey (also known as 1.5 oz's) in each glass
  • STEP 5 | Add your sugar, but wait to stir
  • STEP 6 | Fill the glass with the French Pressed LEGEND that was set aside
    • Leave about 1 inch of room at the top of your glass
  • STEP 7 | Now stir the sugar sitting at the bottom of your glass
  • STEP 8 | Top your beverage with the whipped cream you made in step 3
  • STEP 9 | Enjoy this layered drink without mixing the whipped cream into the whisky and coffee. The drink was originally designed for the whisky and coffee to be sipped through the cream on top!
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee
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Make sure to share a glass with someone you know! Happy St. Patty's Day and as the Irish say...Slainte!

In The Kitchen with Nan's Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake Recipe with Coffee

A family recipe made with One Village Coffee, baked in a heart shaped cake pan makes this chocolate cake worth all the slices you can fit onto your plate!

You know those family recipes that are secretly passed down from generation to generation, and every time someone asks you for that recipe you add in a decoy ingredient to keep it all to yourself? Well, this is that recipe, but no secrecy allowed! Go share this with everyone you know because it deserves some time in the spotlight.

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Here is how to make this cake your own...

Sift together & set aside:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa

Mix together:


Stir together your dry ingredients with the wet ingredients! Lastly...

  • Pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees.
  • Beat 2 egg whites together, but make sure they are not too firm. Then fold into your batter.
  • Pour your batter into a greased pan and bake for 1 hour.
  • Once your cake is baked, let cool and frost with your favorite icing.
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This recipe calls for a full hour of baking time...which left us all "heart eyes" over these Valentine's Day themed crafts. Felt, a needle and thread, and scissors gives you a layered string of hearts which can be hung in front of any window or door frame. 

Valentines day craft hearts
Chocolate Cake Recipe

Timers are necessary if, like me, you lose track of the time easily! Thankfully, most ovens come with a built-in clock that annoyingly alerts you when ready. 

Cake is baked, cooled, and that means...time to decorate!

Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake

We hope your Valentine's Day is as tasty as ours! If you make Nan's Chocolate Cake, we'd love to know. 

Follow along with all our tasting adventures by using hashtag #OVCbakes

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Earth Friendly Coffee Bags

As our About us page proclaims, we at One Village Coffee are "inspired by the villages we visit making everything we do revolve around our commitment to quality coffee and stewardship". Our packaging alone shows these two values in more ways than we could have ever hoped. If you are then inspired to help us better the world we live in, follow these steps to compost your One Village Coffee bags. 

To compost our bag:

  1. Cut out the resealable zipper and the valve (found at the back of the bag)
  2. Cut out the white labels on the front and on the back of the bag
  3. Throw the bag in your compost bin
  4. Pull out the remaining layer after 60-90 days and throw it away - this layer will decompose over time
Earth Friendly Coffee Bags

Don't forget to compost these other coffee items:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Coffee filters (if applicable)
  • Coffee chaff (if you roast)

Join us in our stewardship campaign #ovcstewards and compost away!

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