CATEX 2019 is just one week away! Apart from all of the Barista and Latte Art Championship fun, this year we have decided to introduce a new Members Brew Bar. The stand will run every day from 10:00am until 5:00pm beside the competition stage.
Here, you will be able to chat to three different Irish SCA Members each day, who will be brewing up their coffee and giving out samples for you to taste while you cheer on your favourite competitors!
Tuesday 26th February
Silverskin Coffee Roasters – Dublin (10:00am – 12:00pm)
Silverskin Coffee Roasters is an award winning coffee roasting company based in Dublin. It was founded by Brian Kenny who has 20 years experience in the coffee industry.Brian represented Ireland in the World Cupping Championships 2006 and in the following years Brian filled a barista training and quality management role.
Silverskin Coffee Roasters recently opened their new state of the art roastery at Blackwater Road, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, where they roast and wholesale coffee throughout Ireland.
The Art of Coffee – Carrick-On-Shannon (12:30pm – 14:30pm)
Art Of Coffee was founded in 2010 by Georgia and Gabor who were later joined by roaster Gerry.We love coffee, not just its fabulous taste but everything about it, its history, cultivation, processing, grading, roasting, blending and preparing the final drink. All the coffees we served are roasted here. The smoke of roasting coffee often filled up the café, and green beans in jute bags were trying to hide between tables and chairs. As our freshly roasted coffees became more and more popular roasting in our café became difficult and we created our coffee roastery and our brand Art Of Coffee.
Choose a coffee from our coffee selection (and maybe a few accessories) and we’ll make sure you’ll get the best coffee, freshly roasted, quickly delivered.
Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters – Dublin (15:00pm – 17:00pm)
Established in 2013 by Frank Kavanagh & Peter Sztal. Cloud Picker is Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery, located on Sherrif Street, where they hand roast to order on the esteemed Giesen roaster.
Cloud Picker also have their own café in the Science Gallery, which is located on Pearse Street, as well as wholesaling to cafés and restaurants around the city and nationwide.
Wednesday 27th February
Urbanity – Dublin (10:00am – 12:00pm)
Located just off Dublin’s largest public square, Urbanity is a small-batch roaster, speciality café, and all-day dining venue. They opened our doors in February 2016 and roast all of their single origin green coffee in store, which they use for their own cafe, as well as for wholesale.
Urbanity’s focus is the use of great quality, locally sourced ingredients to create wholesome, interesting, and delicious dishes.
Three Fools Coffee – Cork (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
They also source and roast coffee from around the world, as well as offering a wholesale coffee service to a vast array of businesses including cafés, restaurants and offices, as well as barista and brew bar training and equipment.
Creed Coffee Roasters – Kildare (15:00pm – 17:00pm)
Creed Coffee Roasters and a speciality coffee roaster and cafe based in Celbridge, Kildare. They first opened their doors in 2016.
Apart from running their cafe, they also offer a wholesale coffee service, as well as running Barista Training.
Thursday 28th February
Ponaire Coffee – Tipperary (10:00am – 12:00pm)
Ponaire (Irish for Bean) was established in 2006 by Tommy and Jennifer Ryan. Their roastery is located in Newport, Co. Tipperary customers can be served delicious coffees, as well as purchase a wide selection of coffees that they roast themselves onsite.
Ponaire roast and package in our custom designed premises, as well as supply coffee to specialty food shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other establishments that serve good quality coffee.
Coffee Culture – Dublin (12:30pm – 14:30pm)
Coffee Culture, opened by Alan Andrews, are a company that source premium, speciality coffees from around the world, as well as offering a wide range of barista training and cafe consultancy.
Coffee Culture opened their second location last year, The Old Barracks in Co. Tipperary, from where they roast their coffee, as well as offer wholesale services throughout Ireland.
Badger & Dodo – Cork (15:00pm – 17:00pm)
Badger & Dodo is a Cork based roastery, owned by Brock Lewin. From here they source and roast an array of single origin, estate, micro lot and also world exclusive coffees, as well as wholesaling their coffee throughout Ireland.
In October 2014 they opened their first Coffee House in Galway, and can also be seen in their coffee carts at markets throughout Cork.