WorldSkills 2013

What is WorldSkills? “It is the biggest education competition in the world. At WorldSkills, the most skilled young people from around the globe compete in 40 disciplines for the prestigious title of world champion in their skills category.” The 42nd WorldSkills competition is set to take place in Lepizig, Germany in June 2013.  You may be asking …

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Beaujolais Nouveau Released Today

Following tradition today sees the release of the 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau.  By law the wine can not be released until the third Thursday of November after its harvest, so at midnight the first bottles were uncorked and the celebration started.   The wine hails from the area of Beaujolais in the Burgundy region of France. …

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The French visit Shannon

During October Shannon College of Hotel Management played host to the students from the CFA in France.  16 students and 2 staff members travelled to Shannon to discover what culinary delights Ireland’s west coast had to offer.  Visiting local tourists sites as well as artisan food produces throughout  Clare.  To mark the occasion, on their …

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World Barista Championships

This week sees the World Barista Championship taking place in Vienna. You can follow the proceedings live on new.livestream.com/worldcoffee The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition produced annually by World Coffee Events (WCE).The competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship …

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Coffee Art

Just been surfing the net and came across this site.  Some amazing pictures of what one could do with coffee when crossed with art. Coffee Art Let me know what you think…. Check out this youtube video.

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Why do some many restaurants serve bitter coffee???

This is something that I ask my self on a regular basis, Why do some many restaurants serve bitter coffee??? You have enjoyed your meal and to finish it off you order your espresso.  The waiter leaves and about five minutes they return your espresso cup.  Inside is a lukewarm, black liquid that the restaurant …

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A double macchiato

After a long morning and a silver service lunch it was time to reflect and relax.  So why not order a macchiato, sit back and enjoy the flavours of the strength of the coffee and the smoothness of the steamed milk… mmmmm. Well done on getting it right….

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Check-out our own Stephen Morrissey winning the World Barista Championships

Click on the video below and see Ireland Stephen Morrissey winning the World Barista Championship which took place in 2008 in The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition. The organization—founded by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe and the Specialty Coffee Association of America—focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the …

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Cappuccino or Latté, what’s your favourite….

Mines a cappuccino but only in the morning.  Nothing like a frothy cappuccino with a fresh croissant. Yummy…. I find lattés a little light in terms of flavour so if I ever order one it’s going to be a double shot if not triple!!  I think it just the extra caffeine I’m after 😉

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