Foynes prepares to host Irish Coffee Making championship following six year gap

Norma Prendiville

Reporter:

Norma Prendiville

THE call has gone out for Limerick’s Irish Coffee makers to take up the challenge and defend their art in the home of Irish Coffee.

THE call has gone out for Limerick’s Irish Coffee makers to take up the challenge and defend their art in the home of Irish Coffee.

The June Bank Holiday weekend this year sees the return of the Foynes Irish Coffee festival after a gap of six years.

The festival programme will be launched early next month but one event which is now being flagged is the Powers Whiskey Irish Coffee Making Championship.

And in the run up to the festival, Powers Whiskey is searching for Ireland’s best Irish Coffee creators from the hospitality sector. And they are hoping that Limerick’s baristas, whether working in hotels, bars or restaurants will answer the call.

Te final date for contestants to enter is Tuesday next, April 26. Entry forms are available on the festival website at www.foynesfestival.com or can be returned to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

Technique, presentation and taste will all be judged – and personality will also be part of the judging criteria. This year, too, for the first time, visitors to the festival will have an input on deciding the overall winner, making up 25% of the final vote, with the ultimate deciding vote with a panel of four judges.