Summer Festival For Coffee Lovers

By Robert McHugh
Summer Festival For Coffee Lovers

The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery has announced the launch of its inaugural coffee festival, set to take place in Birdhill, Tipperary.

This event will be held from 6 to 7 July, offering a weekend full of coffee-related activities and experiences.

The adult-only festival includes a coffee-fuelled line-up of guest speakers, coffee-roasting demonstrations, a latte art throwdown, educational masterclasses, food trucks, and brewing and tasting stations.

‘Coffee Curious’

“We are hoping this festival appeals to the ‘coffee curious’, who wish to explore the world of coffee,” said Alan Andrews, festival founder.

“The public appetite for high-quality coffee is ever rising, and we want to celebrate and engage with those customers to try a variety of coffees and flavours, which we roast here in Birdhill, from all over the world.”


Roasting Demonstrations

The festival will host speakers from industry leaders, marketing experts, sommeliers and influencers on the Guest Speaker Stage. They will share their knowledge, their expertise and their stories.

The Old Barracks team, managed by Tom Luczak, will host a range of roasting demonstrations, coffee tastings and brewing classes throughout the weekend, when the coffee curious can learn about green coffee beans from different single-origin farms from around the world. They will demonstrate how various processes affect the final flavour profile of a variety of beans, and attendees can try the roasting process themselves.

Sage Espresso

In the main marquee, coffee machine experts from Sage Espresso will be on hand to demonstrate how to get the best from your coffee machine. They will give tips and tricks on how to improve your latte art and showcase the latest equipment for your home while you sip your way from country to country and find your perfect flavour match.

“Nearly everyone has a coffee machine at home now, and for this festival, we have partnered with Sage Espresso to bring some great education and the opportunity to learn more about how to make great coffee at home, what equipment to buy, and how best to use it,” said Andrews.

Perfect Espresso Martini

Visitors who are looking to find another type of ‘brew’ are encouraged to check out the Boozy Bar, where attendees can enjoy coffee cocktails, Irish coffees and fine wines, and get hands-on experience making the perfect espresso Martini.

Meanwhile, the SiSú Wellness Area will serve a range of wellness shots, organic kombucha, and cold-pressed juices.