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Irish coffee fans: This cup of Joe has the taste of booze but none of the wooze

Some folks like to spike their morning cup of Joe with the occasional bit of whiskey, whether it’s an “Irish coffee” or a similar concoction. Here’s a way to switch up that morning brew with a taste of booze but without the woozy after-effects.

Fire Dept. Coffee of Rockford, Ill., crafts a line of “spirit infused” coffees, including a version with bourbon that offers a nice caffeine kick with a complex taste. The bourbon essence is most pronounced in the smell. In terms of flavor, the blend brings a richness and a semi-sweet overtone that works well at the morning table.

$19.99 per 1-pound bag. Order online at www.firedeptcoffee.com

Chris Macias

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