Exclusive to TheTaste – 3 Hour Barista Skills & Brew Class for €50 – Normally €75

150.00 50.00

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Ever wanted to know how to brew your own coffee to perfection? Or maybe you know someone who does…. Fonté brew classes are designed to do just that! Whether you want to perfect your own coffee skills, train to become a barista, or just enjoy a few sociable hours learning about the Fonté bean and of course the secret tips behind how they make the best coffees.


Spend 3 hours in a relaxed environment at Fonté’s on-site training academy in Parliament Street, Dublin 2. These classes are a mixture of theory and practice delivered by our very own coffee masters James, Olivia and Marina. They keep the classes to a limited number to ensure optimum learning standards and you get the most attention when you are perfecting your skills on our coffee machines.


Now’s the time to sign up, and come along to meet like minded coffee lovers and have a fun and knowledgeable day with our team at Fonté Café Bar, Parliament Street, D2.



About The Course

If speciality coffee is your thing, then this is the course for you. Fonté offers optimally sourced and a premium hand roasted coffee. Established 25 years ago in Seattle, they are delighted to be the sole supplier/distributor of Fonté coffee here in Ireland.


Several trips were made by their owner and operations manager from Dublin to Seattle to spend time with Fonté’s master roaster, Steve Smith. These trips were key to the training of their baristas, enabling them to have the knowledge and methods critical to ensuring the flavour and quality consistency of Fonté coffee in Ireland. Their standards are high, and they want to share this knowledge with you through their courses, making you a better barista.


Duration: 3 hours 2pm-5pm


Dates: Selected Saturdays from December 2017 to December 2018


What You Will Learn

Brewing techniques and methods such as Chemex and French press
How to choose the right coffee
How to set your grinder
Timing and Extraction


The baristas have been expertly trained by Fonté’s Seattle team. There is nothing they don’t know about the premium hand roasted coffee. From the bean picking to the care given by Steve, their roaster in Seattle, right through to how the bean makes its way to Dublin to make the perfect coffee on Parliament Street. You will also receive 10% off any retail purchase on the day of your class.


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James Hogan – Operations Manager


James Hogan, Manager of Fonté Café on Parliament Street has spent over 20 years working in the hospitality industry in Ireland in various roles. He has always had a passion for customer service, and the food and beverage industry.


A proud Waterford man, James moved to Dublin in 2010, to take up a management role in the gibson hotel @ The Point Village, after spending 10 years working in Kinsale “Gourmet capital of Ireland”. When the opportunity came up to be part of the opening team at Fonté, he jumped at the chance and took up a role as operations manager for the brand in November 2016, to follow his love for coffee.


Marina Semjonova – Senior Barista


Marina moved to Ireland from Latvia in 2005. She started working in her local town of Skerries in Seasons Restaurant & Café. Over 7 years Marina quickly worked her way from kitchen porter to restaurant and café supervisor where she was responsible for a busy seaside restaurant that seated 80 customers.


Her passion for coffee really shone through when she was trained as a barista in Seasons. The opportunity to be part of the opening team in Fonté came in November 2016 and Marina jumped at the chance. Since then Marina has played a key part in training and developing new baristas in Fonté as well as training on site in the hotels that the coffee is distributed to around Ireland.







– You must book by email and mention you have purchased TheTaste offer
– You must be over 18 to purchase
– Offer available on selected Saturdays from December 2018 to December 2019
– This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion
– No refunds without seven days notice of chosen dates
– To book in with Fonte call (01) 529 2777