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Blue Sparrow's Irish Coffee

Where to find the Best Irish Coffees in Colorado

Every year, on January 25th, we get to celebrate with a cocktail on National Irish Coffee Day. The delicious blend of Irish Whiskey, Coffee, Sugar and Cream is like a hug in a mug that warms the heart and soul during any cold winter evening. This year, we are teaming up with our friends at Slane Irish Whiskey to explore some our favorites spots in Colorado to enjoy their take on the classic, Irish Coffee. Check out our list and plan your next outing to sample one of these delicious cocktails.

Avanti

3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Turbinado
Method Coffee
Whipped Cream

Avanti proudly brews their coffee with beans from Method Coffee Roasters. Method Coffee Roasters officially began in early 2013, however its roots were planted long before. The concept of sourcing, roasting and serving coffee for the community came from the founders’ shared interest in the the economics of impact and… of course coffee. MCR is the adventure that we all embark on to become a better self.
In a garage in 2013 some friends setup a coffee roaster with the idea to start a coffee company. Their goal was to honestly-source amazing coffees, prepare it with passion and serve the community. Since then MCR has grown to serve the greater Rocky Mountain area and give back to the community through scholarship funds, non-profit partners and direct donations.
Scheduled Tasting:
Thursday, January 30th, 4-6pm

Aspen Public House

328 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen Public House Classic Irish Coffee
Slane Triple Casked Irish Whiskey
Cinnamon Infused Demerara
Absinthe & Vanilla Whipped Cream (house made)
Rock Canyon “Mountain Roast” Epsresso (two shots pulled fresh from our espresso machine)

Rock Canyon Coffee is owned by one of Aspen Public House’s good friends, John Farrell. They roast their beans in Basalt, just 25 minutes from Aspen Public House. They supply all of our coffee – and its an awesome product. (Available on some Whole Foods Locations).
Scheduled Tasting:
Thursday, January 30th, 5-7pm

Cooper Lounge

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

The Lost Irishman
Cacao Infused Slane Irish Whiskey
Yellow chartreuse
Demerara syrup
Coffee Topped w/ Fresh Whipped Cream
Garnished with fresh orange peel & expressed rosemary sprig

Cooper Lounge uses fresh coffee from their neighbors at Pigtrain Coffee in Union Station. Pigtrain Coffee (named for the trains that carry truck trailers on flatbed rail cars) brews locally-roasted coffees and the best espresso beans from locally-owned Conscious Coffee.
Scheduled Tasting:
Thursday, January 25th, 1-3pm

Truffle Pig

2250 Apres Ski Way, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Cinnamon infused Demerara Sugar
Topped with Madagascar Vanilla Infused Chantilly Cream

Truffle Pig uses a local custom House Blend made custom for them by Seedhouse Coffee Roasters in Steamboat.
Scheduled Tasting:
Thursday, February 6th, 3-5pm

Queen’s Eleven

3603 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Confessional Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey 
Fernet
Mint Simple Syrup
Orange Bitters
Nitro Coffee
Orange peel infused whipped heavy cream.
Garnished with a Mint Sprig, Luxardo Cherry, and Orange Peel
Served Iced

Queen’s Eleven coffee is a sustainably sourced micro lot from Hunduras, roasty and full-bodied. This substantial, earthy coffee holds up perfectly against the whiskey and fernet. They pay close attention to the coffee they are using in their cocktails since it is the main ingredient by volume and clearly shouldn’t be overlooked.
Scheduled Tasting:
Wednesday, January 29th, 4:30-6:30pm

Blue Sparrow

3070 Blake St #180, Denver, CO 80205

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Vanilla Bean Syrup
Chocolate Bitters
Vanilla Bean infused whipped heavy cream
Garnished with espresso beans
Served Hot

Blue Sparrow coffee prides themselves on a constantly rotating selection of the highest quality coffee they can find, roasted in a way that highlights the clean, nuanced nature of the beans. The lighter body of our filtered coffee really balances out the classic Irish Coffee and allows the Whiskey and Vanilla to shine through.
Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, February 1st, 3-5pm

The Feedery at Grow & Gather

900 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113

Irish Blessing
Slane Irish Whiskey
Benedictine Liqueur
Vanilla-Infused Demerara Syrup
Coffee (Middle State – Landspeed)
Mint-infused cream float
Freshly Grated Cinnamon

The Feedery uses coffee from Middle State, which is a local coffee roaster located in the Baker neighborhood, just inside the Santa Fe Arts District. From the Middle State Website; “we choose to spend top dollar on coffees that stand out on their own, as we would for a S.O. offering, and that are ethically grown and produced, without any sacrifice in humane practices as well.”
Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, February 1st, 1-3pm

Inxpot

195 River Run Rd, Keystone, CO 80435

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Irish Cream
Coffee
Whipped Cream

Inxpot features small batch locally roasted coffee for all of our fresh brewed offerings. Based in Minturn, Colorado since 1989, Vail Mountain Coffee Roasters has been producing high quality coffee by slow roasting green beans at approximately 8000 feet above sea level. The advantage of high altitude roasting is a full-flavored, highly aromatic coffee.
Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, January 25th, 1-3pm

Pigtrain

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Irish Oráiste
Slane Irish Whiskey
Orange liquor
Honey Syrup
Warmed winter spice cold brew (this is something that we make in house)
Hand whipped cream
Touch of cocoa powder and orange for garnish

Pigtrain Coffee (named for the trains that carry truck trailers on flatbed rail cars) brews locally-roasted coffees and the best espresso beans from locally-owned Conscious Coffee.
Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, January 25th, 1-3pm

St. Julien

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

Dublin Day Starter
Slane
Espresso
Irish Cream
Honey from the St Julien Bee hives
Whipped cream
Topped with shaved coffee beans and nutmeg

Scheduled Tasting:
Friday, January 31st, 4:30-6:30pm

Milk Market

1800 Wazee St #100, Denver, CO 80202

Leave a Light
Slane Irish Whiskey
maple syrup
Iced Coffee
Shaken and poured in a Collins glass
Whip & maple/creme de menthe topping

Scheduled Tasting:
Thursday, January 30th, 5-7pm

Terminal Bar

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

The Nutty Irishman
Slane Irish Whiskey
Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur
Demerara Syrup
Coffee
Cream
Grated Nutmeg

Terminal Bar uses coffee from their neighbors at Pigtrain Coffee in Union Station. Pigtrain Coffee (named for the trains that carry truck trailers on flatbed rail cars) brews locally-roasted coffees and the best espresso beans from locally-owned Conscious Coffee.
Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, January 25th, 1-3pm

Vail and Beaver Creek Chophouse

15 W Thomas Pl, Avon, CO 81620

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Demerara Simple Syrup
French Roast Coffee
Hand Shaken Whipped Cream

Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, January 25th, 3-5pm

Montauk

549 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Lavazza Coffee
Vanilla Whipped Cream

Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, January 25th, 1-3pm

Pug Ryan’s

104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO 80435

Irish Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Coffee
Whipped cream
Creme de menthe drizzle

Scheduled Tasting:
Saturday, January 25th, 3:30-5:30pm

Elway’s – Vail

174 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Irish Coffee
Homemade spiced elderflower syrup
Slane Irish whiskey
Fill with with illy coffee
Top with hand shaken cream

Magnolia Restaurant

1446 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Irish Channel Coffee
Slane Irish Whiskey
Dazbog KGBlend coffee
Topped with Bailey’s infused whipped cream made in house

Scheduled Tasting:
Friday, January 24th, 4-6pm

HONOR THE LEGACY. SIP RESPONSIBLY.
Blended Irish Whiskey, 40% Alc. by Vol. Imported by Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville, KY.

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