We have been extremely fortunate to have had some fantastic baristas working on the Coffeeangel team over the past few years… and we are now looking for more.
With the door of our South Anne Street pop-up opening shortly – and other plans in the pipeling (shhhhh!) – we are now looking for some new and eager recruits to join us – both full and part-time positions are available.
Experience in coffee would certainly be great, but it is by no means essential. We’ll provide all the support and training needed. Enthusiasm, passion and a willingness to learn about the wonders of coffee are a must. Honesty, good communication skills and smiles are also essential!
Coffeeangel is delighted to announce the opening of our first “pop-up” shop on Dublin’s South Anne Street on October 22nd, 2012. We’ll be just seconds walk from both Grafton & Dawson Streets and just a few short steps from other Dublin city-centre icons such as Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, Kehoe’s Bar and The Westbury Hotel amongst others.
Coffeeangel has established a legion of fans both in Dublin and nationwide by relentlessly crafting and serving coffees of the highest-quality from the confines of an unmistakable fleet of mobile carts. Coffeeangel has also proudly produced Irish barista champions and gone on to represent Ireland at international competitions. Our coffee is served in Michelin-starred restaurants, fabulous cafes and we have been fortunate to have accumulated numerous awards and accolades along the way.
Now with a proper roof over our heads, Coffeeangel’s “pop-up” shop on South Anne Street will give us the opportunity to share with customers some of the many home coffee brewing tips, tricks and techniques we have accumulated over the years. We will have single-estate coffee and espresso available for tasting and an amazing selection of manual home brewers, burr grinders as well as essential tools and accessories from some of the world’s most respected coffee brands including Aeropress, d’Ancap, Baratza, Chemex, Hario and Mahlkönig. We will also stock a selection of freshly roasted, seasonal, whole-bean coffees from our favourite, artisan Irish roaster. Gift sets and Christmas hampers will be available as the festive season approaches – with national delivery easily organised.
Coffeeangel SAS (South Anne Street – and not Anne Street South ) will be opening on October 22nd at 0730.
Tough as it is, we’ve decided to ignore all the financial doom & gloom this holiday season. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to spread a little festive cheer (and hopefully value) by offering FREE DELIVERY on all Irish Webshop orders over €100.
Free Delivery means you won’t pay a cent for any orders over €100 shipped within the Ireland – North or South!
To qualify for Free Delivery your order must be shipped to a delivery address within Ireland and the total value must exceed €100*. If you are having your order shipped outside of Ireland it will not qualify for Free Delivery.
If you are ordering from the North, please order with the SHIPPING charge in place and the charge will be refunded back to you.
Thanks for all your support this past year. The whole team at Coffeeangel would like to wish you and your families all the very best this holiday season… Merry Chistmas!!!
Karl & the Coffeeangel team
*This offer is valid from Nov.25th up to Dec. 21st, 2011…please note the last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Dec. 21st & orders must be place before noon. Ensure you select Free Shipping – Free on the Checkout Page. SHOP NOW
With another Christmas just around the corner, there will be plenty of coffee gadgets, tools and brewers packed, wrapped and deposited beneath trees. Whether you are giving or receiving, the gift options for the coffee lover are endless.
At Coffeeangel, we are big fans of a multitude of manual brewing methods. But we accept that – for the non-professional – deciding what coffee tool to give (or what to do with the one you receive) can be a daunting and confusing proposition.
Thankfully there is a fantastic and objective coffee resource available online that will both answer and inform… brewmethods.com
Brew Methods is designed with one thing in mind: To provide anyone and everyone with access to the best coffee brewing guides in the entire universe.
Brewmethods.com is filled with tips, tutorials and videos from some of the world’s most respected coffee pro’s.
So if you are thinking of buying – or just received – an AeroPress, Hario V60, or some other amazing coffee tool, the good folks at brewmethods.com have created a brilliant resource providing you with thorough overviews and professional tutorials on what’s really involved in producing fantastic coffee.
A few weeks back I was kindly asked by Evening Herald journalist, Leslie Williams, to participate in a cupping of supermarket coffees along with food & wine writer, obsessive home roaster and friend, Ernie Whalley. The purpose of which was to give the paper’s readers an objective view of the coffees readily available on the shelves of Ireland’s main supermarkets and rank them accordingly. That article was published in today’s Evening Herald.
I won’t re-hash what was clearly written, but given the quality of the coffee we cupped (referenced against what I usually taste), the scores presented in the final article were very generous and some of my more colourful descriptors were wisely edited out (no doubt potential advertisers may have been miffed). But I really felt a few of these coffees would be better suited at repelling slugs in my back garden.
Some may feel that I’m being disingenuous (given my own position as a coffee reseller), but I do feel the that it is collectively shameful that the Irish public should be subjected to such an appallingly bad coffee product by it’s major roasters and retailers. Surely part of their job is tasting and QC’ing every product going out of the factory and being housed on their shelves?
For what it’s worth, I had previously compiled a list of Irish roasters – see here. And disappointingly, a couple of these brands were on tasting table that day. The only further advice I can offer is to continue to shop around and do taste what other roasters have to offer. And if getting their product is not handy, I’m fairly certain most offer a very convenient mail order service and will grind to suit if needed. We certainly do at CoffeeAngel.
And if you don’t find a coffee that pleases you on this small island (and you are not prepared to go down the route of home-roasting like Ernie), you could do much worse than trying what these very fine UK roasters have to offer – HasBean, Square Mile & James Gourmet Coffee.
I must accept that the purpose of this newspaper article was to offer clear advice to those trudging down the aisles after a hard week’s work, but I can assure you that there are amazing coffees out there and it really is worth the extra effort to seek them out. Given what I have tasted… it appears the supermarkets are unable to do so.