Global coffee boom spurs Velo to the next level

Cork coffee roaster Velo has seen its business take off as it concentrates on online and supermarket sales

Rob Horgan, founder of Velo coffee roasting company

There’s something in the beans at Velo, the boutique coffee roasters started by Rob Horgan in Cork.

Velo has been picking up awards like a Hollywood A-lister – this year it won gold medals at the Blas awards in Ireland, as well as the Great Taste awards in Britain.

“Getting those two awards was huge for us,” said Rob Horgan. “It just shows what we are doing is top-notch.”

And in a year where the ...