Hi my name is Brian Kenny and this is the story of Silverskin Coffee. My very first job in 1996 started my career in coffee. Here I began roasting coffee and immediately knew this was to be my chosen career path. I fell in love with the process, roasting, coffee machines, cupping and training. In 2008 I represented Ireland in Copenhagen World of Coffee Cup Tasters Championship.
Later I went on to study food science in Kevin Street DIT, Business and Marketing in DIT Aungier Street.
After spending 15 years here I decided to open my own business at the Kiosk in Ballsbridge. I wanted to offer customers something different.
Inside this iconic 37sq foot hexagonal building I installed a roaster, a couple of grinders and had the time of my life. Standing on the side of the road mightn’t be the dream ticket for everyone, but here I could offer fresh roasted coffee and a menu that was ever changing. Different origins, region and styles of coffee along with different processing methods. Every other week the coffee menu changed and customers really bought into it and joined me on this adventure.
The 5 years I spent here have shaped my life immeasurably. I’m really proud of my what I achieved and feel the Coffee Kiosk was a “local community spot” in the middle of Dublin 4. The kiosk was awarded “Best Coffee in Dublin” 2014 and “Best Customer Service’ by JCI in 2015.
Personally it was just as busy, myself and my fiancé Caroline got married and had our first two babies (we now have three girls) and bought our family home.