The Dublin Barista School is a training institution dedicated to barista training and education for coffee professionals and enthusiasts. We are also Europe’s only Accredited Barista School.
Founded in 2011, we train Individuals looking to gain employment into this exciting industry as well as training Hotels, Cafes, Restaurants and pubs on how to improve the quality of the coffee they serve through a quality training process.
James McCormackOperations Director
James has over 8 years experience in the coffee industry. Starting his first business in 2009 he founded Dublin Barista School in 2011 to have a company that focused solely on the growing coffee industry.
Arvind KhedunHead Barista Dublin Barista School
Experience: 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. Awards: 2017, 4th place in Irish National Barista championships. 2014, 2nd place finish Irish National Latte Art Championships.
Luis AlvarezTraining 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. Awards: 2017, 4th place finish Irish National latte Art Championships. 2016, 3rd place finish Irish National latte Art Championships. 2015, 3rd place finish Irish National latte Art Championships. 2017, Judge Irish National Brewing Championships.
Alin GiriadaCoffee Quality & Development Manager
Alin has over 10 years experience in the coffee industry. Currently our Head coffee Roaster, Q-Grader, SCA AST. Alin has vast experience in the industry working for some of the countries biggest coffeee companies. Has been a Judge for the National Barista Championships for the last number of years.
Luca TimelliGeneral 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.
Lena SealeAssistant Manager/Trainer
Lena is a graduate of Dublin Barista School's Qualified Barista Award. Lena has worked for over 2 years in DBS since becoming assistant manager in our South Anne Street location.
Shauna DunneTrainer Roaster/Barista
Shauna is a graduate of Dublin Barista School's Qualified Barista Award. Shauna excelled in her position and has since become a trainee coffee roaster helping to produce our 9th degree coffee label.
Renata KhedunHead Barista 9th degree coffee roasters
Renata has over 10 years experience in the coffee industry. Working in speciality coffee for the last 4 years Renata is one of the countries top coffee professionals. Awards: 2017, Winner Irish National Latte Art Championships 2017, 2nd Irish National Tasters cup championship 2015, 2nd place Irish National Latte Art Championships 2014, 2nd place Irish National Latte Art Championships
Gonzalo is a graduate of Dublin Barista School's Qualified Barista Award. He showed all of the attributes of a quality barista and has since excelled in the industry.