speciality coffee

Workshop, Cupping, Coffee tasting


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 thrilled to announce that our latest guest roaster is the legendary Square Mile out of London. Recognised as one of the best speciality coffee roasters in the world, their beans really are the best and are always so popular with our customers. They are available in our speciality coffee shops in Dublin city centre on Montague Street and in Arnotts on Liffey Street in Dublin 1 as well as in our new coffee shop on Leeson Street just off Stephen’s Green.

We have three espressos and five filters in from Square Mile, including:

Red Brick (espresso; Costa Rica and Guatemala): MILK CHOCOLATE/COLA/CITRUS.

“As the crops change, so do the components of our Red Brick, highlighting harvest cycles and celebrating the seasonality of coffee. We've combined the great fruit qualities from each component and allowed the sweetness to shine. Our current seasonal blend is composed of two different lots of coffee from two different origins. It is 50% Santa Anita (Costa Rica) / 50% Huehuetenango (Guatemala).”:

El Vendabal (espresso; Costa Rica): YELLOW PLUM/HAZELNUT/CRÈME BRÛLÉE

“We're happy to welcome the El Vendabal back into our coffee line up, with this year's lot roasted for use with espresso machines and Moka pots. The coffee shows clean crisp acidity, like a ripe yellow plum, nutty notes of hazelnut and the rich goodness of crème brûlée!”

Bosques (filter; Guatemala): ORANGE/ TREACLE/ PRALINE

Another fruity coffee from our seasonal regular Bosques de San Francisco. Hailing from the Antigua region of Guatemala this lot shows a sweet, heavy, treacly body, accompanied by fresh oranges and nutty chocolate praline flavours. This will be a real crowd pleaser we're sure!

We also have the Guaracho espresso and the Ngarariga AB, Sumava Lourdes, Kayon Mountain and Juanachute filters.

If you like coffee, you will love these.


Team at Joe’s

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Born in The Barn

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.

We have:

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!





We are delighted to announce that our Dublin 2 speciality coffee shop on Montague Street is now open on Sundays from 10am-4pm. Located just off Harcourt Street and close to St Stephen’s Green, it is the perfect city centre location for grabbing a speciality coffee and a pastry on a Sunday morning. You can also go for the brunch option and try one of our range of gourmet sandwiches or the salads we stock from Alchemy Juice Co. We also have the full range of Alchemy juices if you need to quench your thirst.

Speaking of brunch and lunch in Dublin, we also have new sandwiches and salads on the menu in our Montague Street shop as well as in our speciality coffee shops in Arnotts on Liffey Street and in Kildare Village Retail Outlet. These include the Joe's Caesar Salad with chicken and bacon, the Joe's Nicoise Salad with tuna, green beans and olives and the Joe Fo Feta Sandwich with aubergine and beetroot on foccaccia. Really tasty new additions to the Joe’s range.

See you Sunday.