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08 May2012 Store Profile: Blackrock

Our Insomnia store in Blackrock  is featured on our  Facebook page this May 2012. Check it out here  or alternatively find the Q & A with our  Blackrock manager David and some lovely store photos below.

David – Insomnia Blackrock

Tell us a bit about yourself? I am a barista at Insomnia for 7 years. During this time I learnt a lot about coffee and achieved such great experience in one of the biggest industries in the world. At the beginning of my adventure with coffee I was so excited about it that in 2008 I decided to attend the Irish Barista Championship. It was a huge challenge for me, because it was my first time competing in an event like that, but it was worth it! I finished in 4th place. It was a great result for me. How many baristas do you manage?I manage 6 baristas and each one of them makes a great cup of coffee which always brings a smile to our customers faces. What do you like best about working at Insomnia? I really like working with my team and serving the best cup of coffee in Blackrock. All my staff are very happy to see our customers when they walk into our coffee shop and smell freshly grounded coffee! Insomnia gave me an opportunity to develop my barista skills and this is the most important thing for me and gives me great job satisfaction. What Insomnia beverage, sandwich or pastry would you suggest to customers to try and why? I would suggest they try our 'smooth and strong' Flat White which since launched in 2010 and has since become my favourite beverage. I used to drink Lattes before but a Flat White is stronger which allows me to taste the uniqueness of Insomnia coffee. I would also like to recommend a warm chocolate escargot which is yummy!                                            

Insomnia Blackrock offers a large seating area on 2 floors, an outside seating area, as well as an outdoor smoking area.

 Meet some of the Blackrock Insomnia team. Centre picture left to right: barista’s Marta, Eniko, manager David and barista Petr.
You are guaranteed a great cup of coffee at Insomnia Blackrock, as Petr was the winner of the Insomnia Barista Competition 2009.

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