The Expert Team

Managing Director

James McCormack

James founded Dublin Barista School in 2011 with the aim of bringing high quality barista training to the market place.

James founded Dublin Barista School in 2011 with the aim of bringing high quality barista training to the market place. The company has grown over the years through a slow dedicated process of always putting our customers needs first. James main focus in the business is growing and developing our team of highly specialised trainers through an ongoing education process. Passionate about coffee and business James is an endurance runner and health advocate.
Training Manager

Luca Timelli

Luca has over 15 years experience in the coffee industry becoming training manager in Dublin Barista School in 2016

Luca has over 15 years experience in the coffee industry becoming training manager in Dublin Barista School in 2016. He has helped develop our training systems to a very high standard.
Office Manager

Lisa

Senior Trainer

Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson aka “Mike the Frother” is on his second stint in DBS. First working with us in 2015 for almost 2 years he sadly left to go back to his native Phoenix, Arizona.

Mike Patterson aka “Mike the Frother” is on his second stint in DBS. First working with us in 2015 for almost 2 years he sadly left to go back to his native Phoenix, Arizona. We welcomed him back in 2018 with open arms to rejoin the team as a Senior trainer. Mike brings a wealth of experience to the company. Having worked in the industry over the last 15 years across various cultures he has amassed a huge amount of knowledge. A hugely talented artist and illustrator you will see Mikes work dotted around the walls of DBS and also in our training manuals.
Offsite Training Manager

Jonathan

Jonathon joined the company in 2021. A talented trainer, Jon manages our offsite division ensuring all our trainings are executed to the highest professional standards.

Jonathon joined the company in 2021. A talented trainer, Jon manages our offsite division ensuring all our trainings are executed to the highest professional standards.
Barista

Nil

Trainer

Marko

Trainer

Tomasz

Coffee Shop Manager

Richie

Creative Producer

Dave

Barista

Momo

Why choose us

Experienced

Large team of experienced trainers, established in 2011

Globally Certified

Licence to Work Course is the only accredited barista course in Ireland

Support Grants

Covered under training support grants for unemployed

Over 300

5 Star Reviews

Amazing immersive learning experience “Tomas was an incredible teacher who helped us for the four days. Such a gentleman and very accommodating and friendly. Only three of us were in his class which meant we got lots of help and practice with the machines. I will be able to use this information and acquired skills, especially when I'm looking for work abroad.”

Julie K.May 2022

Amazing immersive learning experience “Tomas was an incredible teacher who helped us for the four days. Such a gentleman and very accommodating and friendly. Only three of us were in his class which meant we got lots of help and practice with the machines. I will be able to use this information and acquired skills, especially when I'm looking for work abroad.”

Julie K.May 2022

Amazing immersive learning experience “Tomas was an incredible teacher who helped us for the four days. Such a gentleman and very accommodating and friendly. Only three of us were in his class which meant we got lots of help and practice with the machines. I will be able to use this information and acquired skills, especially when I'm looking for work abroad.”

Julie K.May 2022

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