Welcome to the online home of First Draft Coffee. We provide affordable, professional Barista training and workshops led by professional Baristas obsessed with coffee! We also run a beautiful cafe in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin, we distribute amazing coffee, roasted by our partners, The Barn in Berlin, and stunning Teas from our friends Camellia Sinensis in Montreal.

We are a group of speciality coffee enthusiasts, baristas, industry professionals, authorised SCAE trainers, national competition judges and competitors. We have run espresso bars, cafes and restaurants, trained staff, and competed in Barista competitions. We have worked all over the world and we want to tell you what we've picked up along the way! 

Our team has 20 years customer service experience in the coffee industry and is passionate about education. So, whether you’re new to the business and want to learn some essential skills or simply want to make better coffee at home, we have a range of classes and workshops to suit your needs and budget.

As well our own unique workshops we also offer a number of the SCAE Coffee Diploma System modules:

For more info on the SCAE Coffee Diploma System (CDS), please click below!


There have been huge changes in the speciality coffee industry in recent years, and we LOVE it – let us share it with you.


By Baristas for Baristas… We are here to help!


Photo courtesy of Vania Ling.

Photo courtesy of Vania Ling.