In July 2017, I wrote a review of Fonté Coffee, what was then a relatively new coffee shop on Parliament Street in Dublin, right at the intersection of old and new Temple Bar. This small coffee shop, with a bright and modern design, managed to charm me with friendly staff and their tiny “secret garden”. The place seemed to have a different vibe and a different personality to other coffee shops in Dublin. The clean and crisp design of the interior combined with the warm reception you receive every time you stop by makes Fonté stand out for all the right reasons.
It had been a while since that first review, so when I got an email on a Monday night about an exclusive coffee cupping event at Fonté Coffee later in week, it was a pleasant surprise. It was even more exciting when I found out not only would the founder of Fonté Coffee Roaster, Paul Odom, be there to host the cupping, but they had a really unique set of beans to share with us.