Irish coffees with the Irish tech entrepreneurs

Have you ever had an “Irish Coffee?” Did you know it’s not Irish at all? Well, it was invented in San Francisco. Ooopsss, turns out it was invented in Ireland but popularized by the bar in San Francisco.

So, when I heard that “Paddy’s Valley” (a group of Irish tech entrepreneurs) was coming to San Francisco I knew I HAD to take them to where the Irish Coffee was brought to America, Buena Vista.

Even better: you’re invited! 8 p.m. next Monday, December 3rd at the Buena Vista bar. Be there and be Irish. San Francisco style.

Oh, and wait until the Chinese come to town and learn that the Chinese Fortune Cookie was invented here too. :-)

If you’re coming, please leave a comment here.

73 thoughts on “Irish coffees with the Irish tech entrepreneurs

  1. [...] the Valley. Damien Mulley, Eoghan McCabe and Anton Mannering among the others. The meeting, at the Buena Vista in San Francisco, was based on a mixture among Web 2.0, beer and Irish [...]

  2. [...] the Valley. Damien Mulley, Eoghan McCabe and Anton Mannering among the others. The meeting, at the Buena Vista in San Francisco, was based on a mixture among Web 2.0, beer and Irish [...]

  3. Becker family lore has it that a distant relation of mine and Oliver St. John Gogarty invented “Irish Coffee” in the Fleet St. bar on Fleet St. in Dublin. Allegedly this was long before the guy in Foynes “invented it”.

    Looking forward to see you all there Monday.

  4. Becker family lore has it that a distant relation of mine and Oliver St. John Gogarty invented “Irish Coffee” in the Fleet St. bar on Fleet St. in Dublin. Allegedly this was long before the guy in Foynes “invented it”.

    Looking forward to see you all there Monday.

  5. I hope all these guys don’t come back to Ireland full of social networking and Web 2.0 koolaid. We’ve managed to have a realistic approach to IT in the Emerald Isle and the last thing we need is a load of hot air and vapourware being punted by a bunch of self-promoters and “visionaries”.

  6. I hope all these guys don’t come back to Ireland full of social networking and Web 2.0 koolaid. We’ve managed to have a realistic approach to IT in the Emerald Isle and the last thing we need is a load of hot air and vapourware being punted by a bunch of self-promoters and “visionaries”.

  7. To understand the origin of Irish Coffee you must remember that coffee in Ireland was referred to as THE American coffee as Tea was the beverage of choice back then.

    So when an America at Shannon asked for a cup of coffee a bartender replied Oh THE American coffee, and he said No gimme an Irish coffee and as the bar had whiskey and whipped cream the creative bartender fixed one-up and the American said I like Irish coffee, gimme another…

  8. To understand the origin of Irish Coffee you must remember that coffee in Ireland was referred to as THE American coffee as Tea was the beverage of choice back then.

    So when an America at Shannon asked for a cup of coffee a bartender replied Oh THE American coffee, and he said No gimme an Irish coffee and as the bar had whiskey and whipped cream the creative bartender fixed one-up and the American said I like Irish coffee, gimme another…

  9. Since the Irish are invading your blog thought I’d chip in. Sad I can’t be going on the Paddy’s Valley trip but I’ll be seeing you in London on the 7th.

  10. Since the Irish are invading your blog thought I’d chip in. Sad I can’t be going on the Paddy’s Valley trip but I’ll be seeing you in London on the 7th.

  11. Oooof! Don’t try to keep up with their drinking. Oh and just smile and nod when they ask “what’s the craic?” – Years of working with an Irish designer, and that question still stumped me every morning! ;)

    Have a great week, little Paddies!

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