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4 events for... coffee lovers looking for a fresh fix

From walking tours to coffee courses.

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THE HUMBLE CUP of coffee, often enjoyed on the go, has evolved into its own speciality culture.

From walking tours around Dublin tracing our relationship with caffeine, to courses teaching you how to make the perfect cup, the industry of coffee in Ireland has never been bigger.

Here are four coffee-related events to wake you up, this week. 

1. Discover the history of Dublin’s coffee culture dating back to the 1700s

Source: Walk Dublin Bespoke Tours: Facebook

When: Saturday October 20, 1pm until 3pm

Where: The tour group will meet at City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This unique tour takes people on a journey from Dublin’s early relationship with coffeehouses, to our recent penchant for luxury coffee. It is a comprehensive and extremely detailed insight into the history of the drink in Dublin, organised by Walk Dublin Bespoke Tours, a group who create thoroughly unique guided walking tours of the city through various perspectives to gain a different appreciation for the capital.

You can book tickets for the Coffee Dublin Tour here.

2. Become your own barista at a day course hosted by coffee masters, 3fe

When: Classes are held weekly between Thursdays and Sundays

Where: 3fe, 7 Sussex Terrace, Dublin 4

Colin Harmon’s name is synonymous with coffee in Ireland and abroad. Harmon opened 3fe in Dublin a decade ago, since then, we have been enjoying their delicious specialty coffee roasted in the capital. There are a number of classes to choose from whether you’re looking to master latte art or acquire basic barista skills. 3fe’s courses have been praised for their attention to coffee craft.

More information and booking details here.  

3. Discover the Limerick roots of Irish coffee in the restaurant where it was first served 

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When: Open everyday, 9:30am until 5pm

Where: Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, Ballynacragga North, Limerick

It may come as a surprise to learn that Irish Coffee, a beverage comprised of whiskey and coffee, was invented in one of Foynes’ terminal buildings in 1943. At the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, in their Irish Coffee Lounge, you’ll discover the story of how Joe Sheridan, a chef based in the restaurant of the terminal, invented the drink for passengers who were delayed in their journey to New York seventy-five years ago. 

More information about exhibitions at Foynes Irish Coffee Lounge here

4. Find your new favourite coffee shop on a food trail of Cork City

When: Daily tours

Where: Around Cork City

One of Ireland’s most popular food tours, Fab Food Trails steer locals and tourists to the best independently-run businesses in both Dublin and Cork. Over a three hour period, a local guide will take you to the finest food and coffee spots where you will learn the story of the business and their produce as well as having an opportunity to sample lots of delicious nibbles and coffee. Coffee destinations on the Cork trail include Alchemy Coffee and Books, Idaho Cafe, and more. 

Book a tour with Fab Food Trails here.

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