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NEW COFFEE WORKSHOP!

It's time to start brewing at home and using your French press or whatever system you prefer. Many of us have kit at home and we don't use it . . . for many reasons:

1. We think we know how to use it but the results are not as expected, and we end up putting it away.

2. We have no idea which coffee to buy, where to buy it and how much of it to use.

This and many other reasons pushed us away from using our beautiful brewing devices. Join Roger for a hands-on workshop in Arnotts on Saturday July 6th from 10am-11am where you'll learn how to use your French press with gorgeous specialty coffee beans from The Barn! Discover why this brewing device is still popular among coffee aficionados, its beauty and how easy it is to use and to clean.

Places are free but limited so make sure you secure yours here on Eventbrite.

Any coffee equipment you buy in Joe’s Coffee on the day will also have a 20% discount!

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ALL GO FOR JOE!

Folks, Sunday (June 30th) was our last day in Dundrum Town Centre with another operator moving in there soon. We've loved being part of the centre and want to thank all our loyal customers for being so brilliant! And, of course, you'll still find us in Arnotts on Liffey Street in Dublin 1 and on Leeson Street and Montague Street in Dublin 2.

And, by the way, as part of our re-organisation, we're expanding and renovating our specialty coffee shop on Montague Street (just off Harcourt Street, near Stephen’s Green). So it will be closed from Monday, July 1st until Wednesday, July 3rd, reopening on Thursday, July 4th.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

But if you need your specialty coffee fix from The Barn, you will still find us over on Leeson Street, just off Stephen’s Green. We also have our range of smoothies and Alchemy Juice Co juices there too, as well killer sambos and super salads. So drop by while we get a makeover on Montague.

So thanks for patience and loyalty and see you on Leeson Street and Montague Street in the coming days!

Team Joe

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NEW EVENT!!!

Karla got a bag of coffee from Sumatra and she prepared it on her french press and drank it. The next day her friend Laura asked her "Karla, did you like the coffee?" and Karla said to Laura "Not really, it was bitter, the only way I kinda enjoyed it was when I added a lot of milk and five spoons of sugar"*

If this has happened to you before, then this course in our specialty coffee shop in Arnotts Dublin is for you. Come and join us, it will be fun, you'll learn how to use your french press, how to prepare a tasty coffee at home, plus you'll get 20% off any coffee equipment you buy!

It's a complimentary session, and the good news is that if you can't make it to the first session at 10:00 am then you can book your seat for the second session at 17:30! No need to attend both sessions since we will be covering the same information in both of them.

It’s free but secure your spot here on Eventbrite as spaces are limited.

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GREEN MACHINE

We are delighted to have completed another step on our sustainable journey! As you know, Joe's has recently joined the Conscious Cup Campaign! We now offer a 10 cent discount to customers who bring their own reusable cups into Joe's.

And now, Joe’s - and our sister companies in the Itsa group, including Alchemy Juice Company - has removed all single-use plastic bottles from our production. For the whole group, this will equate to 1,600 single-use bottles having been removed or 40kg of plastic . . .

We are getting there step by step . . .

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SPECIAL DEALS IN JOE'S

We always have a few special deals here in Joe’s!

These are the current ones:

Sweet Deal of pastry and hot drink: €4.75

Cookie & Hot Drink: €4.95

Salad and an Alchemy juice: €9

Sandwich and 'Go Joe' coffee: €7.95

Add a soup for €3.50

Student Special in Montague: Prepacked sandwich and 'Go Joe' coffee: €4.95

Perfect for taking to the park!

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The good news . . .

Joe's has joined the Conscious Cup Campaign! We offer a 10 cent discount to customers who bring their own reusable cups into Joe's.

‘Globally it is estimated that 500 billion disposable cups are discarded to landfill or incineration every year. That’s one million cups a minute, every hour of every day of every year. These cups are virtually impossible to recycle due to the combination of plastic and paper in their design, and in Ireland we estimate that we dispose of over 22,000 of these non-recyclable cups every hour. ‘

Let’s all do our bit . . .

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LEESON STREET NOW OPEN ON SATURDAYS!!!

Folks, from this Saturday on, our specialty coffee shop on Leeson Street in Dublin 2 will open from 10am to 4pm. This means that our Montague Street shop will be closed on Saturdays from now on. It will operate, of course, as normal during the week.

So, if you need specialty coffee from The Barn or one of our great Alchemy smoothies this Saturday, you know where to go! We also have the best pastries to go with your flat white, a range of killer sandwiches and the best salads in town! And, of course, some Alchemy juices to quench your Saturday morning thirst . . .

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STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BARN

Folks, our latest batch of specialty coffee beans have arrived in from The Barn in Berlin. Some really special filters and espressos. You’ll find them all in our specialty coffee shops on Leeson Street and Montague Street in Dublin 2. They are also now in our cafe in Arnotts on Liffey Street in Dublin 1, as well as our specialty coffee shop and restaurant in Harvey Nichols in the Dundrum Town Centre.

Pop in and pick up a bag of beans and/or grab a specialty coffee made by one of our baristas, all of whom have also received extra training from Ralf Ruller and his team in the Barn.

Find out more about the beans and about the Barn here: https://thebarn.de/collections/beans

Thanks.

Team at Joe’s

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COFFEE COMPETITION!!!

We are running a special MARCH MOMENTS coffee competition on our Instagram account for the month of March. Just take a cool photo of a coffee you got in Joe's and then post it to Instagram, tagging joesdublin.

At the end of the month, we'll choose the best one and that person will win a supercool coffee prize: an AeroPress, filters, a bag of beans from The Barn and a bar of gorgeous Hazel Mountain Chocolate!

Usual Ts & Cs apply. You can enter up to three times! Here are some examples . . .

Take a shot and good luck!

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WE'VE GOT THE DROP

Our latest guest roaster is Drop Coffee out of Stockholm. We have had their beans before a couple of times and they are always superb.
We have:
Carmelita (competition lot) - Bolivia
Hunkute - Ethiopia
El Sunzita (washed) - El Salvador
El Sunzita (natural) - El Salvador
Kamwnagi - Kenya
More on Drop here: https://www.dropcoffee.com/

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LA CABRA IN THE HOUSE

We are delighted to welcome back La Cabra as our new guest roaster. Their specialty coffee beans are always so popular with our customers as, of course, is their packaging. We have their full range in stores at the moment.

Find out more here: https://www.lacabra.dk 

And also watch this: https://vimeo.com/161774370

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ALL-DAY BREAKFAST & BRUNCH IN DUNDRUM

Our new flagship specialty coffee located in the Harvey Nichols shop on the main square in Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin 14 now does a range of special ALL-DAY BREAKFAST & BRUNCH dishes which we think you’ll like. They’re perfect if you need a break from the shopping . . .

BUCKWHEAT & CACAO GRANOLA: Velvet Cloud yoghurt, fresh berries, compote

CHIA PORRIDGE

SHAKSHUKA: baked eggs, tomato, spiced feta, sumac and black sesame (add chorizo)

AOT: avocado, sourdough toast, roast tomato, chilli oil and honey-walnuts

FRUIT SCONE or  BERRY SCONE: with butter and G’s jam

FRESH PASTRIES: croissant/pain au raisin/pain au chocolat/almond croissant

Thanks.

Team at Joe’s

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UMAMI WORKSHOP

NEW EVENT! Join Susie Kealy from The Barn Berlin for a special UMAMI WORKSHOP in our Montague Street coffee shop on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Susie will present this sensory session that should not be missed. Umami is a scientifically recognised fifth basic flavour; along with sweet, sour/acidity, bitter and salty. It was only acknowledged at the beginning of the 20th century, and is said to describe the ‘meaty’ or ‘savoury’ flavour that appears in, among other things, cooked meat, vegetables and cheese.

This sensory workshop will be an introduction to this fifth taste and will include tasting of various water solutions, food items and, of course, cupping different coffees.

Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Details and booking here on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/umami-workshop-tickets-41877043364

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Recipe

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING RECIPE

People have been asking us for this Domini Kemp recipe for our Sticky Toffee Pudding with Dates, Pears and Crème Fraiche, so here it is . . .

Domini writes: 'I love this recipe – mainly because I am so bad at baking cakes.  This pudding is pretty foolproof, improves after a day or two and will win you loads of praise and approval.  What more could you ask for?  A food processor, to make it all easy, and a 24 cm non-stick cake tin with spring-back sides.'

INGREDIENTS (Cake)

375 ml water

250 g stoned dates

3 pears, finely diced

150 g butter

375 g soft brown sugar

3 eggs, beaten

450 g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

METHOD

Heat the water, dates and pears in a medium-sized saucepan.  Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer, until almost all the water has evaporated and the mixture is all soft.  This takes about 25 minutes.  It should resemble a puree, but if it’s still a bit chunky you can process until smooth in the food processor.  Set aside until the cake bit is made.

Preheat oven to 180 C.

In a food processor or cake mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Reduce the speed and add the eggs.  Sometimes the mixture separates and starts to look like sour milk or something equally yucky.  If this happens, add a spoonful of flour and give it a whiz. Things should return to normal. Pour the mixture into a bowl, and fold in the flour and baking powder.  Add the date and pear puree, mix well and pour into the greased 24cm non stick cake tin with spring back sides.  Bake for 45-50 minutes.  The sponge should be fairly firm in the centre and a knife should come out clean when inserted in the centre.  If not, cover with foil and cook for another 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool while you make the toffee sauce. 

INGREDIENTS (Toffee Sauce)

500 ml cream

200 g caster sugar

100 g soft brown sugar

150 g butter

400 ml crème fraiche

Heat everything, except for the crème fraiche, in a medium sized saucepan.  Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and allow to cool for about half an hour.  Whisk in the crème fraiche. 

Unclip the side of the cake tin and, using a large knife, carefully slice the cake horizontally into two.  This is a bit awkward but do your best, and if it falls apart, who cares! It’ll all get drenched in toffee sauce so no-one will know.  Clip the side back on the cake tin and pour half the toffee sauce on to the bottom half of the cake.  Put the top half back on and pour over the remaining toffee sauce.  Cover with cling film (if sauce is leaking, put the whole lot into a roasting tin, or large plate) and keep overnight in the fridge, unless you are serving that day.  You can heat up the cake uncovered for about 15 minutes at 150 C before serving, or else serve it up cold.  Whichever you prefer.

Enjoy!

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