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Coffee Shops in Ireland

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Harris Nov 21, 2008. 1 Reply

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I grew up in coffee...it chose me and I surrendered. I started as a barista in my moms coffee shop as a wee-lass where together we learned the intricacies of starting up a new coffee business. We trudged through everything from menu and recipe development, to hiring (and firing), finding vendors, and every day operations. This training was invaluable for my career. From there I went on to put myself through college as a barista for 4 different coffee houses, both independent and corporate (very different animals!). After college and some world travel I landed as a coffee industry professional in 2005. I have done many things including (but not limited to) menu and project development for It's A Grind Coffee House in Long Beach, CA, Regional Manager for Gourmet Source (Ghirardelli, Samabazon Acai, Pixie Mate, United Brands, etc), and now I am working for LAMILL COFFEE in Southern California. www.lamillcoffee.com
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At 12:11pm on April 9, 2009, Jaimee Estreller said…
Hey Heather,

My group and I are students of the Hotel School at Cornell University and are conducting industry research about coffee consumption in the hospitality industry. We're assessing why people buy the coffee that they buy based on their coffee education level.

We would appreciate your participation in our quick survey and value your responses. Please note that all your answers will be kept confidential and used for research purposes only.

Thank you for your feedback. If you have any questions, feel free to message me back.


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At 10:22pm on January 30, 2009, sophie said…
hey , my name is Sophie and i am trying to start a coffee bussiness in the south. Would it be ok to ask you some questions about how you started your business
At 2:15pm on January 15, 2009, Ben Gleeson said…
Hey Hey Hey,
Are you heading to Atlanta in April??
At 10:19am on December 22, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
thanks for adding me to your list - we are having a very bad snow storm at the moment and the only good thing is my hot mug of coffee - Steve
At 1:03am on December 13, 2008, Damian said…
Unfortunately I won't be in DUblin for New year's Eve. Am going down to Cork (south of the country). Hope you enjoy your visit to Ireland. Let me know where you end up. Talk to you soon. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Damo.
At 2:04pm on December 6, 2008, Tony Serrano said…
Yes, you found me....and now, I've found you! What's the scene down south these days. Has Intelli cornered the market? Will you be in the Bay for Winter food show in January?
At 5:48am on December 3, 2008, hery said…
At 6:08am on December 1, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
Hello Heather - greetings from the east coast of Canada - Steve
At 11:21am on November 25, 2008, Damian said…
Hi Heather. Your'e not spending a lot of time in Ireland. You defo have to go into Bewleys cafe in Grafton Street during your visit. Guinness store house if you can fit it in as well. As for new years eve - anywhere in temple bar would be good. An irish pub for the tourists - St Oliver John Gogarthy's. Pity you were not here for longer. You could have paid a visit to the Bewleys factory and had a look around the roastery. Damo
At 4:06am on November 22, 2008, Damian said…
Hi Heather. Wow. When are you coming to Dublin. Loads of great coffee places in Dublin including Bewleys in Grafton Street. Let me know your dates and I will see whats happening here around those dates. Maybe meet up? Damian.

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