What a week!! The World of Coffee has just wrapped up with Berg Wu of Taiwan winning, huge congrats to him and all the competitors. Also a special mention for Natalia Piotrowska representing Ireland who I'm sure will be back. I am still mystified as to how these guys do it. This week I had my own barista champion to cheer on, Martin Shabaya the Kenyan representative. I met Martin last Monday when he casually approached the kiosk in Ballsbridge and asked where could he roast some coffee.
(Picture by Jim Byrne Photography)
A little update just just to say our new destoner is set and in place- working away quite nicely. The next piece of the jigsaw is the new packaging machine. New foil is being designed for the machine which is a hot, four-side vertical seal. Samples are looking really nice, I will post updates as they arrive.
A little update before year end on coffee, equipment and generally what's been going on with Silverskin Coffee and myself.
"The" Christmas hamper is back. The perfect gift for the loved ones in your life or for yourself :) This years' hamper is brimming with beautiful coffee and can be purchased here.https://www.silverskincoffee.ie/products/kits/silverskin-christmas-coffee-hamper
FINCA LA JOYA GUATEMALA
I am absolutely chuffed to offer two new coffees from Antigua in Guatemala sourced through Gelpo.
The New Roastery
Next year marks my twentieth year roasting coffee and it is not an exaggeration to say I have wanted to open my own roastery since the very first time I fired up a roaster.
This year that wish came true with the opening of the new roastery on Blackwater Road Dublin Industrial Estate.
A critical decision was of course selecting which type of roaster to use. I am more than happy with the roasting system, drum & software on the new machine. Here's a couple of reasons why.