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National Irish Coffee Day is celebrated every year on January 25 with a mug of strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with a layer of cream. Though this day is marked as a celebration in the United States, it is widely enjoyed worldwide. The origin of this beverage dates back to the year 1942. To commemorate National Irish Coffee Day 2020, we will share some amazing facts about Irish Coffee that will make you fall in love with this drink. Drinking 1-4 Cups Coffee Daily Reduces Metabolic Syndrome: Study.

A travel writer, Stanton Delaplane, is responsible for bringing Irish Coffee recipe to the United States from Ireland. In the year 1942 when he had travelled to Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland along with other travellers headed to a restaurant after a tiring journey. The chef of that restaurant, Joe Sheridan, served them with hot coffee, spiked with whiskey and topped with whipped cream to make them feel warm and cosy. The travellers on being served asked whether it is Brazillian coffee, the chef responded it was Irish coffee. From then onwards, these travellers started working on the development of Irish Coffee as a drink in the United States. Home Remedy of the Week: How to Use Coffee to Stimulate Hair Growth.

Fun Facts About Irish Coffee

1. A single glass of Irish coffee provides four food groups-alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.

2. Irish coffee was first introduced in the U.S. at Buena Vista Cafe in 1952. The cafe was located in San Francisco, California. It is the same place which holds the Guinness Record for largest Irish Coffee at 15 gallons.

3. The original Irish coffee recipe explicitly uses cream that has not been whipped.

4. Irish Coffee Festival is held annually at the village of Foynes on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary.

5. In the year 1988,  Irish Standard I.S. 417 for Irish coffee was published by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Surprisingly, Irish coffee can also reduce the risk of heart disease, as alcohol when taken in moderation improves the blood flow to the heart and general circulation. Also, caffeine and alcohol content in Irish coffee aid in unblocking the arteries. After knowing so much about Irish coffee, you should definitely try a glass with you loved ones and make National Irish Coffee Day a memorable event.

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