CreativeMornings couldn’t happen without sponsorship, and we’ve been so lucky here in Dublin that we have found wonderful sponsors. This month, our resident blogger, Specky Scribbler, sat down with the director of coffeeangel, Caroline Sleiman-Purdy to chat about what involvement in CreativeMornings/Dublin means to her.

For Caroline Sleiman-Purdy, the origin of the coffeeshop is the salon, where creative minds met and shared ideas. In the salon, creative minds met, debated and fleshed out ideas over a cup of coffee (or four). That’s why, when CreativeMornings got in touch, she jumped at the opportunity to get involved in the creative community.

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“It’s exactly what I wanted. I love the idea of the salon, and I wanted to enable people to come together to share creativity over fantastic cups of coffee. The people who go to CreativeMornings make the effort to be up early, to hear someone share their story. For us, the creative spirit tied in exactly with what we wanted to do with coffeeangel.”

CreativeMornings sets out to do just that: provide people with a space to listen to someone speak about their idea/business/art, drink coffee, talk to like-minded people and kick start their Friday morning with some creative thinking.

“The people who attend CreativeMornings are passionate about art/social change/music. We’re passionate about coffee. Every coffee has a different flavour profile, which is why we bring different blends to CreativeMornings/Dublin. We want to let people see that there is more to coffee than just a caffeine fix, or a coffee with milk.”

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coffeeangel is about giving people a great cup of coffee in the right environment, and the muted, understated design of the coffeeangel shops is to enable people to do just that. Everything to do with coffeeangel is sophisticated. The aesthetic is one of muted colours, clean lines and well-thought out design. So much creative thought has gone into the design of coffeeangel shops and products, so that you can focus on enjoying the coffee without the clutter.

“The walls are kept clean so that our customers are not overwhelmed by visual clutter. When you sit down for a coffee in our café, we want you to be able to enjoy yourself. Sit down, take the time to relax, indulge in the coffee, and savour its flavour profiles and clear your mind. Focus on what you want to do, and any creative thoughts you might have. It’s hard to do that if there’s a lot going on.”

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coffeeangel will be at our Pioneer event in The Tara Building on Friday, 27 October, and you’ll get the chance to take a moment to enjoy the coffees they have. Chat to Justin, who’ll ask you what you look for in a flavour profile, and then sit back, relax and enjoy the creative morning because that’s what it’s all about.