Tuesday January 28, 2020

Brexit bonus for Java Republic

Dublin-based roasters are cautiously optimistic following a hike in demand for coffee at new office blocks

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
12th January, 2020
Grace O'Shaughnessy, managing director of Java Republic, is planning expansion on the back of Brexit. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Java Republic is plotting further expansion on the back of Brexit-related growth , but the firm’s boss said coffee industry players were cautiously observing a number of potential challenges, including the latte levy and an “extreme war for talent” in retail.

The Dublin-based firm, founded by David McKernan, is one of the largest roasters in Ireland, supplying more than 1,200 pubs, cafés, hotels and offices. Last year, Spanish coffee company Cafento bought...

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