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

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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