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Discover a world of coffee this summer. You get the opportunity to taste different coffees from farms around the world all roasted locally in Birdhill. Learn how to brew coffee at home, participate in latte masterclasses and various types of roasting, wine and Irish coffee demonstrations.

The 2 day festival will be held at our scenic roastery in Birdhill and is aimed at bringing coffee curious adults together to enjoy great coffee, education and everything that makes a coffee roastery like ours tick.

TICKET OPTIONS

JUST A TASTE 

€20- 1 DAY PASS
€30- WEEKEND PASS

  • UNLIMITED COFFEE TASTING
  • ACCESS TO ALL DEMOS & TALKS
  • COFFEE COCKTAIL & WINE TASTING
  • INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASSES
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COFFEE CURIOUS

€30- 1 DAY PASS 
€50- WEEKEND PASS

  • UNLIMITED COFFEE TASTING
  • ACCESS TO ALL DEMOS & TALKS
  • COFFEE COCKTAIL & WINE TASTING
  • INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASSES
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FULL PACKAGE

€40- 1 DAY PASS
€60- WEEKEND PASS

  • UNLIMITED COFFEE TASTING
  • ACCESS TO ALL DEMOS & TALKS
  • COFFEE COCKTAIL & WINE TASTING
  • INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASSES
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TICKET OPTIONS

JUST A TASTE

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FULL PACKAGE

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COFFEE CURIOUS

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GUEST SPEAKERS ... SO FAR

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DANIEL HORBAT

World Cup Tasters Champion

Daniel is a well decorated member of the coffee scene, winning the World Cup Tasting Championship in 2019, the first time such an achievement has been won by an Irish representative.​ In his 18 years long career he accumulated experience behind the bar, consulting, teaching & mentoring before becoming the founder of Sumo Coffee Roasters. We look forward to participating in his cupping & triangulation sessions at the festival.

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LUIS ALVAREZ

Coffee Trainer & Consultant
Whiskey Aficionado

Luis, originally a Mechanical Engineer from Venezuela, discovered his passion for coffee after moving to Europe. Renowned for his latte art, he competed in the National Latte Art and Barista Championships. He served as head trainer at Dublin Barista School, judged two Irish Brewers Cups, and participated in three National Aeropress Championships. His expertise in coffee and cocktails promises an exciting and flavourful coffee cocktail masterclass.

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ROB HALLINAN

Owner of Cornershop Coffee

Rob has many years of experience in the world of coffee. His most recent venture saw him open a new roadside roasting & drive thru coffee bar located in Avoca, Wicklow. He has also added a mobile version for event catering through the refurbishment of a an Ex- Severn Trent Utility Defender, very cool! He will brew some of his own beans for us during the festival and he will chat to us about brewing, tasting and all things coffee.

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JOHANNA KING

The Joga Club

Johanna graduated as a Power Vinyasa yoga teacher in Brooklyn, New York in 2019. She founded The Joga Club ‘where health and wellness goes clubbing’ – a community space where “friends and friends-to-be are invited to come and get physically stronger, move together and just let go and enjoy good music”. She currently hosts Power Yoga Partys in Clare, Limerick & Cork. She will lead us at 9am each day of the festival with a yoga class in the park.

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TOMASZ LUCZAK

Head Roaster at The Old Barracks

Tomasz is a native of Poland who has been in the coffee business since 2017. For the past 6 years, he has served as the head roaster at The Old Barracks. He is a green coffee buyer & has great experience visiting farms around the world like Las Lajas, Cafe Rivensa, Don Alexis, Cafe Beneficio & Hacienta La Minita where he meets these small farmers & learns how these beans are grown & how the coffee trade operates. 

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MIGUEL IRIARTE

Bolivian Speciality Coffee Farmer

Miguel grew up on a small speciality coffee farm in Bolivia where he learned to produce fantastic Bolivian green coffee beans. He now studies Arts in UL and works for us part time at The Old Barracks where his expertise and experience is used to help us roast these beans to a high standard. During the festival he will show us how to roast these beans in a way to produce different flavour profiles.

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NIAMH QUINN

Sales Rep at Wines Direct

Niamh worked in in hospitality for many years, then moved to a sales role in a food company. In June 2022, she started working with Wines Direct on the back of her sales experience and interest in wine and loves it. She hosts wine tastings regulary and has visited many vineyards around the world tasting & learning from the variety of plot & vintages. She will host a tasting on Sunday on French wines. 

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RICHARD REEVES

Sales Rep at JN Wines

Richard has extensive experience in the world of wine. He has worked and travelled the world with JN Wines for over 10 years, tasting, learning and teaching all things wine. As all good wine professionals should pride themselves on, Richard & Co at JN Wines have a simple motto; "We travel. We taste. We sip. We deliberate. And then we buy for your drinking pleasure." Richard will showcase Spanish wines on Saturdays tastings.

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ALAN ANDREWS

Founder of Birdhill Coffee Festival

Alan started a coffee education business in 2009 and worked as a sole trader, helping cafe start ups with training & education around the country until 2018. It was then he opened The Old Barracks Roastery in Birdhill which has expanded into another bar in Limerick & 2 (soon to be 3) new GUJI bars in Cork & Limerick. He will be leading a talk on 'opening your own cafe'.

DISCOVER COFFEES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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THE VENUE - BIRDHILL

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Our roastery in Birdhill is a magnificent spot, overlooking lower Lough Derg and Mount Moylussa. Just off the M7 sits this 300 year old building, a unique and elegant venue with large gardens to provide us with the room to create such an exciting festival of coffee.

We are situated in the heart of the country, less then 200km from major cities like Galway, Dublin & Cork. Whether you come by car, train, bus or bicycyle, we are easy to find! Eircode - V94 AX53

HEADLINE SPONSORS

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