About Us


Dublin Barista School; Specialists of the Coffee Industry not just in Speciality Coffee!


Founded in 2011, We are a 100% Irish owned business and we only train students in courses that we have developed through the World Barista Association. We are currently the only Irish barista training company to run accredited courses.

We consider ourselves experts within the coffee industry. We can train someone with absolutely no experience and within 5 days train them to a level where they can get a job. We have proven this over the 8 years we have been in business. We own coffees shops, employ champion baristas and fully qualified barista trainers and we are consultants to the coffee industry.

All the while we are offering training and advice that we believe is objective and sound. We are realists and have a realistic approach for every individual given their circumstance. We believe that we are specialists within the coffee industry. We dont pidgeonhole our customers into one specific area of the industry, we believe in giving a holistic approach which will help you make your own mind up! This is the value we offer.

The Team

James McCormack

Managing Director

James has over 10 years experience in the coffee industry. Starting his first business in 2009 he founded Dublin Barista School in 2011.  James is Managing Director of Dublin Barista School where he oversees the growth strategies of the business.

Arvind Khedun

Head Barista

Arvind has over 8 years experience in the coffee industry. Working predominantly in speciality coffee for the last 4 years. One of the countries top baristas he epitomises the modern day barista with excellent customer service, speed and precision during service and fantastic technical skills showing off amazing latte art skills.

Luis Alvarez

Training Manager

Luis has almost 5 years experience in the coffee industry. Starting off as a Barista he moved quickly into training. He has been our head trainer for the last 2 years helping develop of training systems to a very high standard. One of the countries top latte artists.

Luca Timelli

Training Manager

Luca has 4 years experience in the coffee industry becoming general manager in Dublin Barista School over a year ago. Luca is an excellent trainer and plays a major role in the schools ongoing success.

Renata Khedun

9th Degree Coffee Manager

Renata has almost 10 years experience in the coffee industry bringing a wealth of experience to our business. Renata is the National Latte Art Champion in 2018 & 2017.

Linda May-Fox