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The Glass House, 11 Coke Lane, Smith­field, Dublin 7. ur­ban­i­ty­cof­fee.ie Tucked away on the lane that leads to the back door of Ryan’s Pub in Smith­field is a cof­fee shop and small-batch roaster, Ur­ban­ity. The de­sign is min­i­mal and the space is am­ple. It’s equipped with shiny gadgets from in­no­va­tive Ir­ish cof­fee tech­nol­ogy com­pany Marco and there’s a Pro­bat cof­fee roaster in the corner of the cafe, sur­vey­ing the scene. When it comes to beans, these folks mean busi­ness.

Ur­ban­ity buy their green beans from a sup­plier in Nor­way, who buys them di­rect trade from cof­fee farm­ers around the world. On my visit, I drink a flat white (¤3 here in Ur­ban­ity) made from a Brazil­ian bean that has been roasted on the other side of the room. It has a dis­tinc­tively nutty flavour; the tast­ing notes say marzi­pan and al­mond, but my palate is not well enough versed in the world of cof­fee flavours to pick up on

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