Hello from Walk Dublin we are delighted to let you know that we have found a new location for the Coffee House Tour and Tasting. The building is the oldest shop in Dublin trading since 1670. We will have a private room where we can test our taste buds to assess what it the coffee and what is the coffee substitute.
The walking tour takes about an hour and we find out about the rich coffee culture of Georgian Dublin. We discover what was happening in a time of information suppression. Coffee Houses were places where books were published and what the merchants of Dublin got news from the port. Auctions were held, deals were do and the lively walk is a nice gentle pace.
Then we will go to the House of Reads on Parliament St and taste the coffee and the padded out coffee! Why was this? Coffee was an expensive commodity so lots of unusual ingredients were added to bulk it out. The tour is limited to 5 people as the room is an original Georgian shop. You will have the opportunity to see the original interior of the sword maker and cutlers shop which dates to the 1700’s There are some steps as the staircase dates to the 1760’s but they are worth the climb when you see the fantastic room.
This is a cosy tour ideal for the darker winter months.
We will have other dates during the summer and there will be a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 5 people per tour.
If you are looking for a special experience for a friend or family get together just drop us a line and we can arrange a date.
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