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Ballymaloe Litfest


The Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine will bring some of the world’s best known chefs, critics, commentators, kitchen gardeners, foragers and wine experts to East Cork. The festival will be held at Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Cookery School. In addition to the usual festival activities (readings, talks, panel discussions) they are planning to hold demonstrations, tastings, producer visits, foraging expeditions, lunches, dinners and a brew bar. That’s where we come in. The brew bar by Marco premiered in Atlanta in 2009 and has been growing ever since. This will be a baby version with 3 arms and all Irish roasters. Bewleys, Robert Roberts, Golden Bean, Badger and Dodo, Ponaire, Cloud Picker, Baileys and Nic’s Tea will all be represented over the course of the festival. The objective of the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine is to bring together a wide, varied and international group of cookery writers, journalists, bloggers and critics whilst also offering a varied programme for professional and non-professional food enthusiasts from Ireland and abroad. Marco will fit seamlessly into this programme as we will bring various methods of brewing several different beans to the fore and hopefully bring filter coffee to the wider public. The brew bar concept itself is a kind of inside out bar. With grinders in the center, and different hot water delivery at each of the 3 stations. On the arms going out to each station will be pitcher rinsers and cup dispensers. Each station will feature a different brewing device. Chemex, V60, Aeropress and Espro Press. For more details you can visit the website here and to give you an idea of the kind of coffee service that already exists at the best restaurants in the world check out the video below.

Coffee service at noma from Tim Wendelboe on Vimeo.