The origin of the Irish coffee is of course Ireland, but one of the closest takes on the original receipt can today be found in San Francisco, California at the Buena Vista. In the early 50’s Stanton Delaplane, Jack Koeppler and George Freeberg decided to try and imitate the drink that the very creator of the drink served Delaplane at Shannon Airport, Ireland. Since then the bar in San Francisco has sticked close to the very close imitation they finally came up with. So even if this might not be exactly what an Irish bar would serve, or any bar around the world for that matter, this might actually be closer to the drinks origin than most. The Buena Vista café is situated just a few blocks of Fisherman’s Warf on the corner of Beach and Hyde Street.