To celebrate the opening of Third Floor Espresso I’ve invited some of my favourite coffee people from Ireland and further afield to come together and present the people of Dublin with a demonstration of everything thats great about coffee.
Flying in from sunny, sunny Stafford will be one of the worlds finest and definitely most passionate coffee rosters Steve Leighton. Steve, as most of you know roasted my coffee for the World Barista Championships and does our espresso blend (currently “Frosty”) as well as a lot of our filters.
He’s agreed to talk people through a coffee flavour wheel on the day so you’ll get a chance to understand the complexities and flavours of some really great coffees! He’ll also be helped on the day by the owner of Irelands finest taste buds, the Irish Cup Tasting champion and the man behind this, David Walsh. These two are two of the most knowledgable coffee people around but also really cool people. All you’ve gotta do is try the samples and have a chat, lotsa fun!
We’re also lucky enough to be joined by one of my favourite baristas, the current Norwegian Barista Champion,Miss Oda Misje Haug! Oda is flying in all the way from Kaffemisjonen in Bergen and she’s gonna bring some of her favourite coffees with her. Some of the best roasteries in the world are based in Norway so thats gonna be an amzing opportunity to try some incredible coffees.
As well as all of this I’ve also invited some of Irelands finest coffee people to join in the festivities on the day. Karl Purdy from Coffee Angel is going to have a demonstration on Hario Pour-over brewing. This is something that we are really passionate about here at 3FE and there is no finer man than Karl to talk you through the virtues of drip filter coffee. Karl stocks a wide range of hand grinders and drip filters for what is an excellant and cost-effective way to brew coffee at home.
The good good people at Marco are also sending us down an Uber Boiler for Sundays event as well as the obligatory Paul Stack to man it for the day ;)
An Uber boiler for those of you that don’t know is a water delivery system that is the first thing on every baristas wanted list (including ours!). Its an amazing piece of equipment that enables the user to brew perfect filter coffee.
On top of all this 3FE will also be open on the day for business dishing out espressos and cappuccinos and we’ll also have a shed-load of beans on sale for anyone who fancies bringing a bag home. On top of all that we’re hoping to get Brock from Badger and Dodo to pop along with some coffee as well as Michael from Ariosa, just so Ireland’s specialty scene is fully represented here too!
The event starts at 12 midday this Sunday (24th) in 3FE 54 Middle Abbey Street (The Twisted Pepper Building) and will run until 4pm. Everyone is invited and there’s no need to book. Just arrive up and we’ll do the rest. hope to see you there
Phone; 085 752 2573
p.s. if we have enough baristas at hand we may even have a latte-art throw-down ;)