Now that’s service.
Cork barman Rory McGee set a new Guinness World Record this weekend, whipping up an incredible 49 Irish coffees in three minutes.
That’s 3.67 seconds per drink.
The record attempt took place in the Old Storehouse Temple Bar on Irish Coffee Day, January 25th, 2020, with four bartenders battling it out in an event organised to celebrate the original Irish cocktail, Paddy Irish coffee.
Rory, who works at The Shelbourne bar on MacCurtain Street, emerged victorious after going head-to-head with Jane Meehan of Russels Saloon, Dundalk, Séamus Óg Birt from Me & Mrs Jones, Portstewart Derry, Sean Whelan of Café en Seine, Dublin and Max McPherson of Bootleggers in Belfast.
“I’m so proud to have won a Guinness World Record, everybody loves an Irish coffee and what better way to celebrate it than to make history with it.” said Rory.
This was the first attempt at creating Irish coffees within a specific time limit but it’s not the first time an Irish coffee has featured in a world record attempt. The World’s Largest Irish Coffee stands at an outstanding 234-gallons, while the record for the most Irish coffees sold in a day was 2,223 in San Francisco.