Hello there, friends & readers. Haven't said much lately, but this week I visited the CATEX food catering expo here in Dublin. Aside from being one of the largest food and catering exhibitions; showcasing catering equipment, food paraphernalia, suppliers and other food safety geekery; the best part about it was that one the events hosted within the expansive food show was the Irish Barista Championships (#IBC).
My experience in Dublin has been shaped mostly around coffee and food- Just the way I like it. Within three weeks of my arrival, I was lucky enough to be offered a job at 3FE. I have been learning and experiencing the specialty coffee industry… and hopefully somehow adding to it. It has been an invaluable experience getting to know new friends and foraging for adventures. It's really weird, some days I have to pinch myself to be reminded that this reality is true, and that I have the privilege to work in the 'thick of it' - experience coffee legacies in the making! I know, I love to be dramatic. But honestly, I do feel like I have a great opportunity to see the day to day goings-on of one of the (in my humble opinion) leading coffee shops in Europe.
Just a quick blog, and celebration of victories - Congratulations to Colin, Bruno, Vinicius and all the competitors. Enjoy.