Irish Coffee

We’ve all seen the coffee revolution slowly sweeping across the city. Every other day new coffee houses are popping up, and suddenly going out for coffee is an acceptable way for timepass and catching up on gossip. Cuppicino, latte and mochaccino have become the words of choice when ordering the drink rather than plain ol’ coffee.

Not to be left behind, the small ‘coffee thelas’ (the one with the expresso machine serving frothy cups of coffee since god knows when) are also jumping on the bandwagon by introducing new flavours in their offerings.

flavouredcoffee.jpgThe one flavour which really caught me by surprise was “Irish“. Now anyone who has seen enough of english language serials is well aware, the irish are famous for their drinking habits, especially with beer and whisky. Infact, they are so fond of their whiskey, that they add it to every other drink to make it… well… irish. Here’s what the coffee guy had to say when i asked about it… “acha flavour hai, buss thora nasha mila hua hota hai”. It tasted just like normal coffee, infact quite lighter than the usual cup… but after a little while, i realized that the guy was not wrong about the nasha.

Here’s to enlightened moderation! *raises cup of irish coffee for a toast*

Available at Coffee Thela outside BooksPlus, near Mottas supermarket, Clifton

16 Comments so far

  1. Keep Walking! (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

    Keep walking Mansoor!:)

  2. Lies (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

    any ideas what the source of the nasha is? I don’t think its premium irish whisky now, is it?

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

    lies: for 30 bucks a pop.. definitely not premium irish whisky :p

  4. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

    Might be they add “Samad Bond” as whip cream …

  5. kashif (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

    Tharra could be source of Nasha.
    80 Rs for a bottle.

  6. Lies (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

    Tharra? Never heard of that. Like the wood spirit you hear about?

  7. Pari (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    Are u guys referring 2 bailey’s :-)

  8. Anathema (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm

    ok. bring on the maulvis. wonder if this will qualify the sporters at druggists

  9. wasiq (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 1:54 am

    YA ALLAH TERA SHUKAR….hum ko toh breakfast,eleven o clock brunch,one pm lunch,shaam ki chai,dinner at eight and eleven pm the last supper….karachi mein hee mil giya…quli no 1.2.3.. ki cajoling nahein karni pardee…lol

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 10:12 am


  11. JayJay (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    The “Irish” coffee has reminded me of the Scotch-Tea that I had in a pub in Oxford (England). I was on a ‘pub crawl’ with friends on a freezing December night a few years’ back. When we reached this historic small pub, I did not want to have anymore beer for the fear of triggering my asthma due to the weather. On learning my predicament, the publican informed that he had just a thing for me, if I trust him. At the urging of my friends, I decided to go for the surprise. The publican then brought me a light black tea, with a couple of pegs of scotch in it. Needless to say that the warm black tea, with premium scotch in it, was out of the world in that wintry night.

    On another occasion, I happened to be at an inn in Antwerp having lunch with the family of a cousin. About to order our drinks we saw a couple on the next table were having a white milk-like drink in small glasses – very unusual for a pub. Our inquiries revealed the while liquid is an egg-based alcohol, a local specialty. Of course, we all wanted to have the same. Again, it was a wonderful experience.

  12. Dee (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 11:34 am

    @jayjay…> In the last para, Were you referring to Egg Nog?

  13. JayJay (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

    @Dee: I don’t recall the name unfortunately.

  14. wasiq (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 3:58 am

    relax guys a girl from zamzama told me just now that its just sweet syrup….nothing to be ashamed of….lol

  15. IHATEBURGERBACCHAY (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 8:55 am

    so is it really nasha or not? and why are people here happy if it is? gosh some of you have zero values… it is AGAINST THE LAW, and yet you liberal extremists complain every time the law is not respected by the conservative middle and lower classes as it pertains to your rights and your ability to wear and do what you want…

    typical post colonial hypocrites

  16. Deductor (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 3:26 am

    In some individuals asthma is characterized by chronic respiratory impairment. In others it is an intermittent illness marked by episodic symptoms that may result from a number of triggering events, including upper respiratory infection, airborne allergen WBR LeoP

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