st. patrick’s day: irish style with Rhetoric Coffee!

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Rhetoric Coffee Irish Whiskey

Over the holidays, I went to a Christmas party where they were serving the BEST coffee I’ve ever had. I asked my friend and she said it came from a coffee subscription – from a super cool company called Rhetoric Coffee.

Since getting that taste at Christmas and hearing their sponsorship on My Favorite Murder week after week, I was so excited to partner with Rhetoric Coffee to check out what their subscription is like. I checked the mail as I was heading out of the house one day and got too excited about it – sitting at a stoplight, I tore the box open. It included the best smelling coffee with really awesome artwork, along with information on the artist. They deliver a bag every two weeks so you’re never running out, and different bag size options satiate even the most ardent coffee household (like Dani and I!) Their website has a fun roast countdown too, so you can see when their next one is coming up! I also love that this month’s featured artist is a Chicago guy. The roasts come with themes as well – this batch’s theme was the band 311 (how perfect) and the even included a playlist. I think it might be a cool art option – maybe frame all the bags in your coffee corner! The notes on this roast had our mouths watering: black cherry, orange, hazelnut and milk chocolate. It’s every bit as rich and delicious as it sounds.

They’re also a company run primarily by women, and I love that. You can get your own sample by reaching out to them on Twitter!

One of the benefits of living with a coffee and cocktail enthusiast is that I’ll often get sent amazing recipes throughout the day. The latest was this extremely timely brown sugar Irish whiskey recipe that immediately got me thinking about St. Patrick’s Day coffee!

Our first Rhetoric Coffee delivery arrived a few days ago, so it seemed like the perfect brew for Irish coffees on St. Patrick’s Day. Inspired by the recipe Dani had sent my way, here’s our own version of Irish Coffee:

Desi & Dani’s Chicago Irish Coffee

Makes two drinks.

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz coffee (we used 5 tbs of coffee grounds after much consideration)
  • 2 oz Bailey’s

Boil the water and brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved, then stick it in the fridge or freezer to cool down. Wait about 15 minutes, then dump the heavy cream into a mixing bowl. Pour in 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar simple syrup and whip with a hand mixer (or a Kitchenaid if you’re fancy) until it’s at the level of creaminess you want. Mix the coffee and Bailey’s, pour, and top with whipped cream! I added a bit of the simple syrup to mine for an extra blast of sweetness. Would be super good iced as well.

Are you an Irish coffee enthusiast? Have you tried Rhetoric Coffee yet?