RTÉ One, Wednesday, 8.30pm
Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Series 3: Programme 6

Neven Maguire

Bewley's Cafe and Coole Swan Liqueur

Coffee and liqueur are a natural fit and Neven starts this week's programme by chatting to Patrick Bewley, grandson of the man who founded Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in 1927. Patrick is the last remaining Bewley in the business. Neven then visits Bewley's roasting plant in north Dublin where he is shown how to taste coffee by the master blender who tells Neven which beans are used in Ireland's best-selling coffee, but not the exact proportions of the different beans in the blend, which remains a secret.

Baileys invented the cream liqueur category and is by far the most successful brand in terms of sales. But there are other cream liqueurs in the market, and one of them is Cavan-based Coole Swan which includes Belgian white chocolate and Madagascan vanilla in its recipe. Neven meets the CEO Mary Sadlier to find out how Coole Swan competes in a market dominated by one brand.

Neven's delicious dishes this week include chocolate and hazelnut roulade with raspberries, a coffee & cardamon cake with pistachio cream, and frozen coffee mikshake

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