15 November 2016

You’ve heard of fundraising coffee mornings. Here’s one with a twist: select bars will Movember Irish Coffees throughout the day and will kindly donate the proceeds to Movember.

Irish Coffee Day - 25th November
We’re taking the traditional coffee morning fundraiser concept and giving it a twist – literally.

In partnership with Great Irish Beverages and Moyee Fairchain Coffee, we're launching the inaugural #IrishCoffeeDay. The idea is to raise funds and awareness for men's health by getting bars, restaurants and the Movember community to take the traditional coffee morning idea, and Irish it up by hosting their own Irish coffee fundraisers. Irish coffees were the Espresso Martinis of the '80s - and we're bringing them back.

Our network of bars and restaurants around the country will be promoting Irish coffees throughout the day on the 25th. The participating venues will kindly be making a donation to Movember for each one sold, to help men affected by testicular cancer, prostate cancer and poor mental health.

#IrishCoffeeDay is also a great opportunity for you to Host your own event – it is a Friday after all. If you’re looking for original venues to host your own Mo fundraiser, our Host partners, Fillit, should provide plenty of inspiration, and will hook you up with Landlords offering great discounts for Mo Hosting events. Check out Fillit’s Mo Hosting Spaces here.

We're also opening our own pop-up #IrishCoffeeDay bar for the day at 52 Sth William St. in Dublin (at the side of the South William Bar). If you're in town, pop in for one.

Go on – give your lip a creamy Mo.

If you're a bar or restaurant owner/manager or a Host who wants to get involved, we've put some put together some downloadable items that will make your promotion of the day as easy as possible. These are: 

For Bars & Restaurants: When you'd like to make donations for your #IrishCoffeeDay fundraiser, we have created an Event & Donation Page. To access it, click here.

Designed posters in PDF format 
Social posts - suggested images and copy 

For Hosts:

Designed posters in PDF format 
Social posts - suggested images and copy 

Hosts can register their event and make donations here.

To make the perfect Movember Irish coffee: 

35 ml  Irish Whiskey 
100 ml of medium roast coffee 
1/2 teaspoon of demerara sugar 
1/2 teaspoon of muscovado sugar 
1 teaspoon of hot water 
1 tablespoon of lightly whipped cream 
Fresh nutmeg
Heat a small hot whiskey glass with some boiling water then pour it out. Drop in the sugar and hot water and stir to combine before adding the whiskey. 
Pour in the coffee and then gently ladle in the cream. Garnish with some freshly grated nutmeg.