We love these photos of Ralf from The Barn in Berlin with Hanka, manager of Joe's specialty coffee shop on Montague Street and Leeson Street in Dublin 2. They were taken at our recent coffee cupping here in Dublin . . .
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 . . .
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
Team at Joe’s
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!
We have two super-tasty hot baguette sandwiches in our Montague Street shop:
BANH MI: charred chicken, pickled vegetables, coriander, mint, tahini, chilli and lime dressing.
VEGAN BANH MI: roast portobello mushrooms, pickled vegetables, coriander, mint, tahini, chilli and lime dressing.
Fresh, tasty and healthy! Our new range of salads developed by Domini Kemp and her chefs are now available in our specialty coffee shops in Arnotts (Liffey Street, Dublin 1) and on Leeson Street (just off Stephen’s Green in Dublin 2) and on Montague Street (between Harcourt Street and Camden Street, also Dublin 2).
The new salads which all come with ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS new dressings are as follows:
VEGAN JAPANESE MISO BOWL: Aubergines, spinach, ginger, toasted sesame seeds, edamame beans, red rice, kohlrabi, carrot and crispy onions in an Asian dressing.
CHILLI BEEF NOODLE SALAD: Irish beef with glass noodles thread, Asian vegetable mix, Portobello mushrooms, cashew nuts, mangetout, spinach, spring onions, mint, coriander, crispy onions and sesame seeds in a tahini dressing.
KOREAN CHICKEN SALAD: Irish chicken with spinach, pickled cucumbers, mango, carrots, spring onion and crispy onions in an Asian dressing.
SALMON MISO BOWL: Irish salmon with aubergines, spinach, ginger, toasted sesame seeds, edamame beans, red rice, kohlrabi, carrots and crispy onions in an Asian dressing.
We think they’re pretty special and Domini is especially proud of the dressings which are out of this world.
Team at Joe’s
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
We are holding an open day next Tuesday (May 22nd, 2018) to fill a variety of roles in our specialty coffee shops in Dublin:
- Trainee Barista
- Experienced Barista
- Head Barista
Details here: https://jobbio.com/…/joe…/speciality-coffee-barista-open-day
Folks, we are delighted to announce the first of our kit and bean sales taking place in our Montague Street shop on Saturday, April 14th from 10am to 3pm. We have some amazing gear in stock at the moment and we will be offering up to 30% off all retail items at the sale. Bags of coffee beans from The Barn will also be available to buy at a special discounted rate on the day.
Our staff will be on hand to talk you through the different brewers, grinders and other kit so we can help you to find the best one for your homebrewing needs. We will also do demos of how to use the gear most effectively so you can see them in action before making a purchase.
And we will be doing a cupping every hour throughout the day so you can taste the different specialty coffees we have and see which one you like the best.
This will be a day all about specialty coffee, homebrewing and getting some pretty tasty coffee deals. No booking required! Just drop in any time between 10am and 3pm.
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
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
Team at Joe’s
As you know, we opened a new cafe on the main square in Dundrum Town Centre in Dundrum, Dublin 14 before Christmas. We have always focused on serving the best specialty coffee – with beans from The Barn Berlin (www.thebarn.de) as well as from other renowned roasters from around the world – but we now wanted to add to our food offering. All our cafes already serve killer sandwiches and super salads, including from Alchemy Juice Co (www.alchemyjuice.ie), but we wanted to add a bit more to the Harvey Nichols store. So Domini and the chefs got to work and came up with a special, dedicated menu which we hope you’ll like.
BRAT: bacon, rocket, avocado, tomato with aioli on sourdough
LA LA LAND: avocado, spiced feta, aubergine ‘bacon’, beetroot marmalade and spinach on sourdough (v)
CLASSIC: Irish smoked salmon on brown bread with rocket horseradish, creme fraiche and capers
REUBEN: pastrami with honey-mustard, caramelised onions, sauerkraut and Swiss on sourdough
CLUBBED: bacon, roast chicken, Wicklow brie, lettuce, red onion relish and mayo on sourdough
BEEFEATER: braised beef, kimchi and sriracha mayo on a brioche bun
BGC (Best Grilled Cheese): Wicklow cheddar, Wicklow brie, Durrus and Comté with red onion and spring onion on sourdough
ITALIAN JOB: roast chicken, roasted red peppers, basil pesto, rocket and mayo on a ciabatta
CHORIZO & MOZZARELLA: chorizo, mozzarella, basil pesto and rocket on a ciabatta
JOE’S PLOUGH: roast ham, Wicklow cheddar and G’s chutney on a ciabatta
All sandwiches are served with a side of spiced cucumber pickle, classic potato salad, slaw or Asian kale.
SUPER VEG: spinach, avocado, blueberry, honey-walnuts, ginger/chilli sweet potato,
charred broccoli and sprouts in a goji berry dressing (low carb)
BEEF CRACK: rare beef, kale, Portobello mushrooms, Asian ginger/chilli/tamari, nutritional yeast and toasted quinoa (low carb)
CHICKEN CAESAR: with bacon, parmesan and sourdough
We also do various ALL-DAY BREKKIE specials which we’ll post about over next couple of days.
Team at Joe’s
We are delighted to have a range of new specialty coffee beans just arrived in from The Barn Berlin, our partner roaster. These are really special . . . as always. You’ll find them in our specialty coffee shops on Liffey Street in Arnotts in Dublin 1, in Dundrum Town Centre and in Kildare Village Retail Outlet as well as in our two shops on Montague Street and Leeson Street in Dublin 2.
We have the following:
Marcos Limongi out of Brazil: Almond. Mandarin orange. Silky.
“Limongi´s relentless dedication matched with an incredibly steep terrain both challenges manual work while nestling the trees among mountainside crevices. This creates for an ideal habitat for the trees with more shade and cooler breezes bringing out an incredibly diverse cup profile.”
El Diamante out of Honduras: Dark grapes. Red apple. Silky.
“Coffees from Honduras can be amazing when they are from the right places and are processed well. They often have more complexity, depth and richness than most other Central American coffees. El Diamante is a small farm in the Western part of Honduras. The cup has notes of dark grapes, red apple, almonds and florals. The mouthfeel is buttery. Francisco Alvarado is part of a new movement of small farmers who invest in owning micro mills to process quality coffees on their farms. Rather than just selling cherries to traders. The coffees are handpicked, separated by varietal, washed and dried slowly on raised beds.”
La Isla out of Costa Rica: Pineapple. Guava. Vibrant.
“Laszlo Banyai originates from Hungary and has a background in wine. He applied his wine experience to Specialty Coffee and we are proud to present the result of his hard work. This honey processed coffee is a tropical experience: Strong flavours of pineapple, guava and papaya. High sweetness and an exciting acidity. Laszlo acquired two farms in Costa Ricas famous West Valley five years ago, La Isla and Lourdes. We are proud to offer our first season from La Isla. Costa Rica is known for clean processing and its different types of honey coffees. We will do processing experiments with La Isla and grow our partnership with them.”
Mahembe out of Rwanda: Sweet cherry. Chocolate. Black tea.
“Rwanda has a long tradition of growing coffee but only recently saw strong uplifts in processing quality. Mahembe is located in the Western Province near Lake Kivu. This coffee is the most interesting one in the region. Notes of caramel chocolate, morello cherries and black tea add to the complexity of this cup. Justin Musabyiama returned to his homeland after the 1994 Genocide. He started Mahembe washing station in 2008. With a strong focus on quality and community building Justin now produces 75% of A1 grades and takes a top five position every year in the Cup of Excellence (CEO). He offers health insurance, school fees and cows as premium payment to his farmers.”
We think you may love them.
Team at Joe’s
Here are a selection of photos from our Umami Workshop with Susie Kealy of The Barn Berlin which took place in our specialty coffee shop on Montague Street in Dublin on January 23rd, 2018. It was a great night with a fab crowd. We had lots of fun but we also learnt a lot about coffee beans, grinding, cupping and the different flavours our mouths can detect, from sweet and sour to salty and bitter and, of course, umami.
Huge thanks to Susie for being such an informative host for the evening!
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
We are delighted to have opened a new Joe’s specialty coffee shop on Leeson Street Lower in Dublin 2. It is located in the Alchemy Juice Co cafe just up from The Sugar Club and just off St Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin city centre.
Alchemy is still going strong but now supplies its juices, smoothies, healthy treats, soups, stews and salads to various locations around Dublin including our specialty coffee shops on Montague Street (off Harcourt Street) and in Arnotts Department Store on Liffey Street in Dublin 1.
This means the new Joe’s on Leeson Street has a great selection of Alchemy salads as well as our range of special sandwiches and our own range of salads. This is all about giving the consumer – you! – more choices in what you eat.
The new Joe’s also uses beans from The Barn Berlin as its house roaster and will have a range of guest roasts too. In fact, to celebrate the opening, we are delighted to say that we have one of the world’s most famous specialty roasters as our first guest, Square Mile out of London.
So, see you on Leeson Street . . .
Team at Joe’s
We have some gorgeous new beans in from The Barn Berlin. They are in our Dublin speciality coffee shops in Arnotts on Liffey Street in Dublin 1 and in our cafe on Montague Street in Dublin 2 near Stephen’s Green.
La Bandera: a honey-processed Costa Rican which is now our house espresso. Tasting: Macadamia nut. White honey. Smooth.
“The cup has a wonderful texture with a creamy mouth-feel. Tastes of macadamia nut and white honey. The sweetness is supported by a pleasant red apple acidity. La Bandera is located in the Tarrazu Valley where one can find some of the finest coffees of the country. The climate and the volcanic soil offer perfect growing conditions. An elevation of between 1,850-1,950 metres gives the cup its uniqueness.”
Santa Rosa 1900: This Costa Rican filter is new to the Barn, but the farm it’s from always produces such gorgeous coffee. Tasting: Plum. Caramel. Rich.
“Santa Rosa 1900 is a showcase for the superior processing methods in Costa Rica. The Catuai varietal has a great taste profile matching the rich, volcanic soil of this farm. It also has high yield and strong disease resistence. The farm´s micro-climate and the shade tree plantation lead to slow maturing. The result is great sweetness and cup-complexity of this coffee. This cup has flavours of plum and caramel. It has a rich mouth-feel and fantastic sweetness. The acidity gives this coffee a great texture and a long-lasting aftertaste.
El Durazno: This Guatemalan filter is one of the Barn’s standout coffees. Tasting: White Grape. Peach. Soft.
“Misael Rodriguez is a traditional coffee grower in the region of Huehuetenango. He utilizes simple and common techniques both in his coffee plantation and in the processing. It is through his dedication and passion that he obtains such a high quality. The result is a fine intense acidity, a full body and delightful wine notes present in the cup. Flavours of white grapes and fruity peaches combined with its clean finish make this coffee enjoyable all day long.”
Nano Challa: This Ethiopian filter is another coffee that has been tasting truly beautiful in previous seasons. Tasting: Nectarine. Jasmine. Luscious.
“Nano Challa is one of our best Ethiopian coffees year after year. Located in the Gera District of Western Oromia where large tracts of pristine forests remain and coffee trees grow wild. This coffee is extremely clean, sweet and balanced. Rich flavours of nectarine, vanilla and jasmine hit your taste buds right away. Almost perfumey like an aphrodisiac you won´t be able to keep your hands off this coffee. Nano Challa has been supported by TechnoServed, backed by the Gates Foundation. This NGO helps with advice, education and financing to build washing stations. By producing higher quality – washed – coffees Nano Challa was able to access the international specialty coffee market. Their coffees are absolutely stunning and represent the full potential of what the region’s indigenous beans could taste like.”
All superb and worth tasting!