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Adrian Brennan’s ‘Hope Coffee’, opening for it’s first brew beside Heuston station earlier

This morning.

Hueston Station, Dublin.

Luke Brennan writes:

It’s been my brother Adrian’s (a chef by trade, ex Pitt bros) dream to open his own business all his life. The stars have aligned and after 8 years on a waiting list, he’s got himself a spot beside Heuston Station.

He’ll be serving up gourmet coffee, cakes and sandwiches from 7:30am each day to anyone who has a need.

In fairness.

From top: a flat white coffee; Loylap, founders Conor O’Toole (left) and Patrick Garry

This morning.

How do you like your Joe?

Emma writes:

LoyLap, an Irish company specialising in digital payments and customer engagement software for businesses, has today revealed that ‘flat white’ coffee is Ireland’s favourite cup of brew, based on new research data.

To mark World Coffee Day (October 1st), LoyLap dug deep into a quarter of a million of payments transactions to reveal the ‘flat white’ is a firm favourite among Irish consumers.

The popularity of flat whites was highest in Leinster, while ‘macchiato’ was found to be the least popular beverage in Ireland, where it accounted for just 0.5% of all coffees purchased.

Following closely behind is ‘cappuccino’, with ‘latte’ and ‘americano’ rounding off the list. Interestingly, according to the data, latte is regarded as 24% less favourable than ‘cappuccino’ with ‘americano’ 19% less popular than ‘latte’.

The payments data was analysed across 250,000 transactions between January 1st – September 20th of this year.



Thanks Alan Bracken

This afternoon.

KC Peaches, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Vax happy customers Patricia Bree (left) and Collette Harton enjoying café-made coffee in real cups on the first day of indoor dining and drinking for the sufficiently-dosed.

Lucky perishers.

*stares mournfully through café window*

Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews



Earlier: Into My Veins

SAGE Barista Express, the best-selling coffee machine during Lockdown at Currys PC World

This month.

Currys PC World commissioned a survey to find out what appliances people couldn’t live without during lockdown.

Lia Stokes writes:

With 74% of people saying they attempted to bake during lockdown and 59% saying they drink 2-4 cups of coffee per day, there’s no guessing when it comes to the appliances we’ve been relying on this year.

When it came to lockdown in March this year, it seems people were relying heavily on their coffee machines with more than a quarter of respondents saying it was their hero appliance during this time!

Other close contenders were the humble kettle, as well as the dishwasher – possibly the top argument-saving appliance in the home. Some rather unexpected lockdown heroes included a sous vide and a pet hair hoover!

Caffeine was king during this period with 65% of people saying they have and use a coffee machine and 59% saying they drink between 2-4 cups per day.

There’s no doubt many of us embraced our inner baker this year with a whopping 74% of people saying they tried their hand at it. Although banana bread was undoubtedly the internet’s favourite food this year, just 29% of people admitted to whipping up a batch of their own.

Cakes were in fact the preferred choice, with 34% of people claiming to have created their own showstoppers. 28% of people opted to bake their own bread (including Brian O’Driscoll!) during lockdown including sourdough, brown bread and focaccia and not a single respondent used a breadmaker to assist their efforts! However, stand mixers accounted for 34% of the efforts while electric hand mixers made up 46.5%.

Currys PC World

From top: Morphy Richards Rose Gold Collection Filter €69.99); De Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine (€219.99)

Happy International Coffee Day!

It comes around so fast.


To celebrate, Currys PC World is celebrating with offers on coffee machines in stores nationwide.

Time perhaps to ditch the instant?

Lia Stokes writes:

During lockdown many of us had no choice but to start perfecting our own orders at home and Currys PC World saw this reflected in the sales of coffee machines, which, in the height of lockdown over March and April, saw sales online grow by over 1300% YOY.

Bean-to-Cup machines were the most popular machine type, with consumers becoming their own barista!

But what machine should I get?

Head of Electricals at Dixons Carphone, Jaimie Cantwel, writes:

The Beginner:

If you’re new to the world of coffee and looking for a quick fix at the touch of a button, a coffee pod machine such as the NESPRESSO by Krups Vertuo Next Premium Coffee Machine (€119.99 save €100) is a great option. Many of our pod machines also have integrated milk frothers so you can enjoy everything from an espresso to a latte.

If you have a no fuss approach to coffee, a filter coffee machine like the MORPHY RICHARDS Rose Gold Collection Filter Coffee Machine (€69.99 save €30) could be just the trick, with a pot of coffee ready to pour as you need it, throughout the day.

The Semi-pro

“If you’re looking to upgrade your home coffee experience but enjoy the ease of a pod machine, an espresso machine such as the Breville Barista Max (€449.99, save €100) is perfect. Taking all the guesswork out of making the perfect cup, this machine, with integrated grinder and milk frother, precisely controls the water temperature and lets you choose between a single or double shot of espresso for your perfect cup.

The Barista:

Many of us have been missing our to-go coffee treats over the past few months so if you’re looking to go pro at home, a bean to cup option is as close as you can get!

The De’Longhi Autentica (€829.99) can make all kinds of coffee at the touch of a button.

Currys PC World

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