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.


So, You Want To Open A Coffee Shop?

Secret Garden

Colin Harmon built 3fe – Ireland’s hippest coffee brand – from a one-man coffee cart in a nightclub lobby to the internationally renowned business it is today. The lessons, stories and guidelines in his richly illustrated book offer a unique and honest insight into the day-to-day realities of what many people see as their dream job. […]