Colin Harmon

Buiness Owner & Writer

After a short stint in finance, Colin Harmon turned his passion for coffee into a full-time career. In 2009, he came fourth in the World Barista Championships and set up 3FE, which now employs 45 people and includes two coffee shops and a roastery in Dublin, a substantial wholesale business and training and equipment development sections. Drawn from personal experience, his book What I Know About Running Coffee Shops is a startlingly honest account of the day to day realities of running a successful coffee shop. This book is required reading for those in or those considering joining the coffee shop business.