The Big Interview

‘Businesses need to be run for people, not just for never-ending profit’ – Gary Grant, Imbibe Coffee

Gary Grant operates his Dublin-based coffee import and roasting business according to principles of ‘conscious capitalism’ where a percentage of profits are donated to charities here and abroad

Gary Grant of Imbibe Coffee Roasters: ‘I didn’t want a business that was simply about selling coffee for profit.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief

Lives: Dublin 8

Age: 49

Family: wife, Susan, and twin girls aged 9

My working day: 8am till God knows

My perfect weekend: with my family, under no pressure to do anything. No cooking and no sight of the washing machine. Sunny outside would be nice too

Early bird or night owl: night owl

Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram: Twitter (@garyimbibe)

In depth

Like many owners of small food businesses, Gary Grant is passionate, ...