CATEX 2019 – Members Brew Bar

CATEX 2019  is just one week away! Apart from all of the Barista and Latte Art Championship fun, this year we have decided to introduce a new Members Brew Bar. The stand will run every day from 10:00am until 5:00pm beside the competition stage.

Here, you will be able to chat to three different Irish SCA Members each day, who will be brewing up their coffee and giving out samples for you to taste while you cheer on your favourite competitors!

 

Tuesday 26th February

Silverskin Coffee Roasters – Dublin (10:00am – 12:00pm)

Silverskin Coffee Roasters is an award winning coffee roasting company based in Dublin. It was founded by Brian Kenny who has 20 years experience in the coffee industry.Brian represented Ireland in the World Cupping Championships 2006 and in the following years Brian filled a barista training and quality management role.

Silverskin Coffee Roasters recently opened their new state of the art roastery at Blackwater Road, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, where they roast and wholesale coffee throughout Ireland.

The Art of Coffee – Carrick-On-Shannon  (12:30pm – 14:30pm)

Art Of Coffee was founded in 2010 by Georgia and Gabor  who were later joined by roaster Gerry.We love coffee, not just its fabulous taste but everything about it, its history, cultivation, processing, grading, roasting, blending and preparing the final drink.  All the coffees we served are roasted here. The smoke of roasting coffee often filled up the café, and green beans in jute bags were trying to hide between tables and chairs. As our freshly roasted coffees became more and more popular roasting in our café became difficult and we created our coffee roastery and our brand Art Of Coffee.

Choose a coffee from our coffee selection (and maybe a few accessories) and we’ll make sure you’ll get the best coffee, freshly roasted, quickly delivered.

Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters – Dublin (15:00pm – 17:00pm)

Established in 2013 by Frank Kavanagh & Peter Sztal. Cloud Picker is Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery, located on Sherrif Street, where they hand roast to order on the esteemed Giesen roaster.

Cloud Picker also have their own café in the Science Gallery, which is located on Pearse Street,  as well as wholesaling to cafés and restaurants around the city and nationwide.

Wednesday 27th February

Urbanity – Dublin (10:00am – 12:00pm)

Located just off Dublin’s largest public square, Urbanity is a small-batch roaster, speciality café, and all-day dining venue. They opened our doors in February 2016 and roast all of their single origin green coffee in store, which they use for their own cafe, as well as for wholesale.

Urbanity’s focus is the use of great quality, locally sourced ingredients to create wholesome, interesting, and delicious dishes.

Three Fools Coffee – Cork  (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Three Fools Coffee is a specialty cafe that opened its doors to the public in late November 2015. Their cafe is located within a glass pod on The Grand Parade.

They also source and roast coffee from around the world, as well as offering a wholesale coffee service to a vast array of businesses including cafés, restaurants and offices, as well as barista and brew bar training and equipment.

 

Creed Coffee Roasters – Kildare (15:00pm – 17:00pm)

Creed Coffee Roasters and a speciality coffee roaster and cafe based in Celbridge, Kildare. They first opened their doors in 2016.

Apart from running their cafe, they also offer a wholesale coffee service, as well as running Barista Training.

Thursday 28th February

Ponaire Coffee – Tipperary (10:00am – 12:00pm)

Ponaire (Irish for Bean) was established in 2006 by Tommy and Jennifer Ryan. Their roastery is located in Newport, Co. Tipperary customers can be served delicious coffees, as well as purchase a wide selection of coffees that they roast themselves onsite.

Ponaire  roast and package in our custom designed premises, as well as supply coffee to specialty food shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other establishments that serve good quality coffee.

 

Coffee Culture – Dublin (12:30pm – 14:30pm)

Coffee Culture, opened by Alan Andrews, are a company that source premium, speciality coffees from around the world, as well as offering a wide range of barista training and cafe consultancy.

Coffee Culture opened their second location last year, The Old Barracks in Co. Tipperary, from where they roast their coffee, as well as offer wholesale services throughout Ireland.

 

Badger & Dodo – Cork (15:00pm – 17:00pm)

Badger & Dodo is a Cork based roastery, owned by Brock Lewin. From here they source and roast an array of single origin, estate, micro lot and also world exclusive coffees, as well as wholesaling their coffee throughout Ireland.

In October 2014 they opened their first Coffee House in Galway, and can also be seen in their coffee carts at markets throughout Cork.

CATEX 2019 – What is CATEX?

Well, it’s that time of year again – CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice trade event, is upon us and we are very excited! CATEX allows Ireland’s biggest players and membership organisations in foodservice and hospitality to come under one roof for three days from 26th – 28th February 2019 at the RDS, Simmonscourt.

CATEX will be returning to the RDS, Dublin in just two weeks, providing thousands of visitors with products, services and solutions that meet today’s demands for operators in the foodservice and hospitality sectors. Taking place every two years, the 2019 event has everything from Artisan Food Producers​, to Coffee suppliers and everything in between, providing visitors with a vast programme that identifies key trends that will drive the future of the industry.

Apart from the Irish Barista Championship and Latte Art Championships, the 2019 Irish Cocktail Championship will also be taking place, where Ireland’s leading mixologists will put their skills to the test in this intensive cocktail challenge. as well as The Chef Network Hub, which brings together chefs from all sectors and stages of their careers, to communicate, collaborate, share and innovate, The Chef Ireland Culinary Championships 2019, an innovative challenging Cold Salon and Live Hot Theatre competition program for senior and junior chefs, culinary art students and apprentices from all aspects of the Irish hospitality industry, there will be a Panel of Chefs of Ireland presenting culinary demonstrations and the Chef Network will be running Chef Network Masterclasses throughout the exhibition.

Entry is free, but all guests need to register for their free tickets here.

See you there!

Catex 2019 and IBC & ILAC

This year at Catex 2019 we will be hosting the Irish Barista Championships and the Irish Latte Art Championships over the course of the three days. We will also have a new Members Brew Bar stand running everyday over the course of the event, each day you can sample three different Irish roasters brewing up their coffee. Make sure you click the image below to register for a FREE ticket to Catex!

Tuesday the 26th we will have the Irish Barista Championship semifinals where we have 10 competitors trying to claim a place in the finals. You’ll be able to try Silverskin Coffee, The Art of Coffee and Cloud Picker on our Members Brew Bar.

On Wednesday the 27th we have the Irish Latte Art Championship which sees 12 more competitors trying to win a spot in the finals. We also will have an SCA Ireland Sponsor panel during the intermission of the competition, 12:15 to 13:30. Come to hear the thoughts on sponsorship, industry insights and what future innovations they see for the coffee industry.
You’ll be able to catch Urbanity Coffee, Three Fools Coffee and Creed Coffee Roasters on our Members Brew Bar.

On Thursday from 12:30 to 13:30 we have the Irish Brewers Cup champion, Stephen Houston from Bailies Coffee Roasters taking the stage and demonstrating his competition brewing techniques and how to brew coffee like a professional. We will have the finals of both the Irish Barista and Latte Art Championships with winners for both announced at 4pm.
You’ll be able to find Ponaire, Coffee Culture and Badger & Dodo on our Members Brew Bar.

SCA Ireland Sponsor Program

Are you interested in becoming a SCA Ireland Sponsor.

We are currently looking for people to work with as an official SCA Ireland sponsor for the following competitions:

Cup Tasters competition 2019

Cup Tasters competition 2020

Brewers Cup competition 2020

 

Alternatively we are looking for Silver and Bronze program sponsors for all competitions. Each program offers a different sponsorship offering. For further information please email nc@scae.ie

Calling all potential new National Judges

SCA Ireland are pleased to announce we’re hosting a new foundation judges workshop for anyone who’s ever wanted to start judging but didn’t know how! The workshop will be free for participants to attend and is being held only for the people who have never judged before so no previous experience is necessary.

The workshop will take place on the 24th of November (Saturday) and will run from 9am until 6pm in Bewleys Northern Cross with lunch provided on the day. Completion of this course (or previous judging experience) is required before taking part in our National Judges Certification course being held in early December with WCE Rep, John Stubberud.

On the day participants will complete four sessions across different aspects of becoming a judge with the following speakers:

  • Renata Malyszko (WCE Latte Art Judge)
  • Dominik Roman (WCE Technical Judge)
  • Maria Cassidy (Q Grader)
  • Alin Giriada (QQQ)

We will have 2 time Irish Cupping Champion, Daniel Horbat, on hand as a barista along with sponsorship from Bailies Coffee and Bewleys.

For more information or to register your interest please email judging@scae.ie with your name, contact details and your SCA membership number or company SCA membership number (SCA membership is required) and we’ll confirm details closer to the date.

 

-SCA Ireland Committee

SCA Ireland Ambassador program

 

Love coffee? Love people? Love events? If so We need You!!

We are looking for ambassadors throughout the country to help grow the coffee community, helping us bring people together over coffee with regular events.

If this is something you would like to help with or have any ideas you would like to share please get in touch membership@scae.ie

 

Find our current list of Ambassadors here!

New SCA Ireland committee announced

Dear SCA Ireland Members,

We are proud to announce that the newly elected SCA Ireland Committee Members have elected. Join us in welcoming:

National Coordinator 
Damian Marshall (email: nc@scae.ie)

Marketing & Communication Coordinator
Aidan Durnin (email: comms@scae.ie)

Education Coordinator
Alin Giriada (email: education@scae.ie)

Events Coordinator 
Eithne O’Flaherty (email: comps@scae.ie)

Membership Coordinator    
Elizabeth Skelly (email: membership@scae.ie)

Thank you to everyone who voted for the committee members.

Please feel free to contact the committee members with any queries or information on upcoming events. We are here to help you create an even better coffee community in Ireland.

National Judges Certification course 2019

We’re delighted to announce that SCA Ireland will be hosting another National Judges Certificate course in Dublin after last years successful run!

The course will take place for 2 days over a weekend in early February 2019 (exact date tbc) and is free to attend but commitment to judge on our upcoming national competitions is required.

To attend this course you must have former national judging experience or have attended the National Judges courses.

To register your interest please email judging@scae.ie and we’ll confirm your attendance at a later date.