His name is Harmon. Colin Harmon. His mission? To turn the River Liffey into one big stream of coffee. To have free flat whites for the under fives by 2022 and to harness the power of a frothy cappuccino to fuel cars.

This over-achieving Naas native currently has five establishments dotted across Dublin city centre, most recently Gertrude on Pearse St, and supplies his brand of 3fe coffee all over Ireland and the world. After studying B&L in college and getting a snazzy job in finance he ultimately decided that it was not for him. Colin thought about what he wanted to do with his life and took his passion for brewing coffee and opened up a whole new world to him. He’s even written a jaysusin’ book on running coffee shops, has taken part in the World Barista Championships a number of times and has even been on Six One News. I didn’t want to bring it up in the interview but unlike me, he’s probably never won a bronze 60m hurdle medal in the All-Irelands so I guess you can’t have it all.

This is the last episode of The 80% for the Christmas break and I’ll be back in the New Year with even more fantastic, all-singing, all-dancing, wi-fi enabled guests plus hopefully more live shows! Thanks to all of you who have listened and supported the podcast this year (and always). You’re a great bunch and the most discerning sets of ears in the universe ; )

I hope you get a break over Christmas (I’ll be working for some of it so my sympathies to those of you who do too) but I am looking forward to transforming into a major sloth for a few days.

If this is a crappy time of year for you, don’t worry. It will all be over soon and trust me, all will be well. I can feel it!

See you in 2019 cuties.


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