Cork coffee roastery Velo brews B Corp status

Velo Coffee Roasters is the first coffee roastery in Ireland to gain the status

Rob Horgan, owner of Velo Coffee Roasters. Picture: Clare Keogh

Cork-based Velo Coffee Roasters, which is stocked in Dunnes, Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi, has become the first coffee roastery in Ireland to achieve B Corp status.

Velo, which was founded by Rob Horgan, joins 30 other Irish businesses who have gained the B Corp certification, an initiative which has been around since 2006 and aims to commit businesses to high standards of social and environmental impact.

The Cork-based group which sources coffee from farms in ...