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This week I took part in the UK Coffee in Good Spirits 2015 Competition (and came a very respectable third place). Now that the dust has settled I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you the two recipes I presented to the judges.

 

I have 3 good reasons why you should break out the cocktail shaker this weekend and try something a little cheeky (minus the “bantz”).

1. It’s looking promising for some good weather and with that comes barbeques. What’s a bbq without homemade boozy drinks?!

2. This Saturday is World Whisky Day. It would be rude not to mark the occasion.

3. These recipes are really rather good. I promise you won’t have tasted Irish Coffee quite like this before.

So now I’ve made your excuses, let’s get into the recipes…

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Dave_BannerDave Jameson the reigning UK Coffee in Good Spirits Champion is back again for more: follow our resident cocktail guru’s journey to this year’s Coffee in Good Spirits competition!

Last year I entered the UK Coffee In Good Spirits Championship to see what competing was like, and was surprised and overjoyed when I won. I went on to finish 9th in the World Championships in Melbourne and was firmly bitten by the competition bug. So much so that I have taken a year out of judging competitions to focus on competing. This is the story behind the drinks I will be presenting at the UK Coffee In Good Spirits Championship this year.

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secrets_behind_cuppingBoth at origin as well as in the Union Quality Control Lab, devoted flavour addicts dedicate their time and taste buds to the smelling and tasting of coffee.

Buyers travel to origin in their quest for finding a unique coffee. Yet, there is so much more behind cupping than finding that unique cup on the table that makes you crave more.

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A first impression can be a force to be reckoned with – remaining even in the face of contradictory facts or evidence. If your impression of the day begins with a horrendous alarm, an empty stomach, and an awful coffee – your day is likely to be a horrendous, empty, awful day. Even if your day’s filled with rainbows and glitter, you’ll see it through tinted glasses of doom and gloom.

Can a good start, a good coffee, make a good day?

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