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Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Food | 5 comments

Honeymooners Hunt for a Good Cup of Coffee in Ireland

There was fine coffee at the end of this rainbow in Ireland's Connemara Region. Photo by Michael Brown.

When Michael Brown and his wife spent their honeymoon in Ireland last month, they weren’t expecting sunshine, warm weather, and great coffee. Past travelers had warned them that all three were a rare find on the Emerald Isle.

Fortunately, the predictions were wrong, and the couple got more out of their trip than they ever expected.

Michael documented his quest for good coffee in Ireland at the Daily Shot of Coffee blog. Every coffee lover should read both Part 1 and Part 2 of his report. In the end, he reveals a secret, B&Bs and tiny boutique hotels serve up the best cup of java.

You’ll be relieved to hear, the Brown’s didn’t limit their search to just one type of black beverage. Here’s a photo of the two of them enjoying a pint of Guinness in Kilkenny… it was his wife’s first!

Michael Brown and His Bride at Matt the Millers in Kilkenny, Ireland

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5 Comments

  1. Corey,

    Thanks for posting, it looks great! This was our first time in Ireland and it was by far the best trip we have taken. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  2. I really enjoy Elles Cafe on Shop Street in Galway. They have great sandwiches there called “baps.” Apparently “baps” is also the word the Irish & English use for a lady’s er… breasts. Ahem. (blush)

    There is a decent chain of coffee houses called Costa and they are all over Ireland. I like the atmosphere of Costa better than Starbucks. Be sure you ask for an Internet card at Costa, so you can check your e-mail. They have free Internet at Costa when you purchase something.

    • We saw Elles, but decided to stop at Pura Vida in Galway. Next time we are there I will definitely stop there and check out some “baps”!

  3. I have to admit. Finding a decent cup is a challenge. Each time we go back we struggle.

  4. If you ever make it to Malin Head Ireland’s most northerly point be sure to check out the coffee served by Dominic at mobile Caffe Banba

    Check out the youtube video
    http://youtu.be/lXEQS4ipYZE

    Brian

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