Is it just me or have we have become obsessive coffee lovers, coffee connoisseurs, coffee idealists and coffee savvy consumers?
We talk about beans, roasting, blends, processes, filtration and Barristas have become a thing in Ireland. Coffee has developed and changed into a complex and note worthy balance of flavours and experience.
We can chart the journey of the coffee bean in our cup and there is a growing number of ethically minded options available, which offer more than just a cuppa (allowing full trace-ability of bean to blend).
The Coffee Collective above is a noteworthy ethical coffee...
"Ultimately, our dream is for a coffee farmer in Kenya to obtain the same status and living conditions as a wine grower in France". (http://coffeecollective.dk/about/)
The Coffee Collective can be found at Coffeewerks + Press on quay st, where the owner Dan and his people have totally immersed themselves in the craft of great coffee with consideration being applied to all levels of the coffee divining process.
I am also quite excited to try Anam Coffee out in Co Clare, stocked by my friend Mike of Kinvara Arts in his Gallery and coffee shop. The idea of hand picked coffee beans roasted out in the wonderful landscape of the Burren is rather fabulous.
I'll let you know how I get on x