The RDS Dublin is due to host the first ever Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival this weekend, with the event running from Friday September 12 to Sunday September 14. The event is organised by the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) and the Irish branch of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe.
At the event, barista trainers Coffee Culture are staging a pop-up barista training academy, with practical demonstrations and talks on how to deliver the perfect coffee running throughout the event, which are open for anyone attend. It will be the first time Coffee Culture, a provider of courses for baristas of all levels, as well as café owners and managers, has offered its training to the wider public.
On top of this, Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival will be hosting numerous other activities, including: The Roasters Village, The Food Village, and the National Barista competition, at which a panel of industry experts will seek out baristas to represent Ireland overseas and at the World Barista Championship.
Lastly, the Coffee Culture feature will also be exhibiting an ‘Opera’ coffee machine, operated by a smartphone app, which is new to the Irish market. By connecting the machine to their smartphone, a barista can control the exact temperature and volume of coffee brewed, as well as sharing coffee recipes to other baristas, which can be loaded straight into their machine.