National Irish Coffee Day

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Get ready to raise your mugs, folks! National Irish Coffee Day warms our spirits every January 25th, eclipsing the mid-winter chill with the comforting blend of whiskey-kissed coffee under a creamy, dreamy froth. On a day like this, we all don our imaginary green top hats, twirl our non-existent moustaches and grin like charming leprechauns as we celebrate the beauty of this Celtic concoction.

When is Irish Coffee Day?

It's national irish coffee day on the 25th January.

A Stirring Tale of Froth and Fire

According to our data at, we picked up a whopping 2590 online mentions of National Irish Coffee Day. Oh, you know it was a great day when the most mentions occurred on January 25th, 2017, causing quite a frothy stir across the internet.

Serving Up History, One Sip at a Time

Legend says that this delightful drink was invented in the 1940s by a creative Irish chef named Joe Sheridan. He wanted to create a warm and welcoming drink for the cold, weary travellers journeying across the Atlantic. Armed with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and a dollop of whipped cream, he served the world its first ever Irish coffee, turning a mundane layover into a little party.

Further Celebrations Across the Pond

Fast forward a few years to when this drink sailed over the Atlantic and docked at the famous Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco. It was here the beverage got its claim to fame in America. They continue the tradition with a secret recipe that keeps patrons returning for more. It's said to this day, they serve up to 2000 Irish coffees a day.

Get Brewin' and Celebratin'

So how should we celebrate this day? Well, you guessed it! Make your own Irish coffee, invite friends over for a chilly morning toast, or visit your favourite local coffee house and see if they’re partaking in the festivities. However you choose to celebrate, make sure to sip slowly, savour the warmth and ponder the history that's hidden in your cup.

Did you know?

Did you know that the original recipe specifically called for non-whipped cream? It was the 'float' on top that helped distinguish the drink and the contrast of hot drink and cold cream was essential!


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First identified

29th September 2015

Most mentioned on

25th January 2017

Total mentions


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