The 14 Best Irish Coffee Roasters You Need To Try If Caffeine Is Your Lifeblood
They didn't choose the roasting life, the roasting life chose them
Coffee is life.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk about one of the most important parts of the coffee making process; roasting.
Roasting is crucial to achieving a unreal cup of coffee and it turns out there are some pretty badass coffee roasters in Ireland ensuring that the coffee we drink is first class.
We've rounded up some of the best coffee roasters in Ireland so you can try them all, cos we're sound like that.
Based in Meath, the people behind Ariosa use a traditional slow approach to roasting and they only roast one single origin at a time in small batches to ensure the distinct taste of each type of bean is accentuated.
They also source their beans ethically, buying direct from farmers.
You can try Ariosa coffee in their coffee shop in Drogheda.
Founded by Alex and Luigi who grew up in Kenya, the team hand roast the beans every week to bring out the coffee's terroir, complexity and attributes.
They source beans from Brazil, Nicaragua, and the Democratic Republic of Congo among others.
That's a whole lotta world in a cuppa joe.
A family business based in Cork, Badger & Dodo have been supplying coffee shops all over Ireland since 2008.
Their mission is to source quality raw coffee, roast it to perfection as well as increasing awareness around baristing methods - brewed or espresso.
If you like coffee, chances are you've had a Badger & Dodo coffee.
4. Bell Lane
This Westmeath-based roastery has been hand-roasting small batches of their beans on a daily basis since 2012.
Bell Lane Coffee has won twelve stars at the Great Taste Awards, and was commended at the Blas Na H’Eireann and the Irish Cafe Quality Food Awards.
Established in 2013, Cloud Picker is Dublin's first micro roastery based on Sheriff street.
This family-run roastery in Co. Galway boats the only cast iron roaster in Ireland.
Their approach to roasting is comparable to cooking, the slower the better.
You can make your own mind up on Red Rooster coffee by trying it in one of their various locations around the country including most Avoca and Donnybrook Fair stores.
This Dublin roastery's mission is very simple : "Import delicious coffee, roast it to perfection and share it with you. Easy as that."
See for yourself if it's roasted to perfection by dropping by Meltdown on Stephen Street Lower.
And look at that gorgeous packaging. So good.
First serving coffee from the infamous coffee kisk in Ballsbridge, Silverskin coffee is craft-roasted daily in small batches, thus ensuring it is tasty AF by the time it gets to you.
I just wrote 'thus'. I am so invested in this.
Describing themselves as, "...just normal folk who love great coffee," the guys want to bring you fresh coffee with great service.
They're true blue Dubs and have named their coffees after different Dublin characters like Johnny Forty Coats and Skin The Goat. Deadly.
10. Craft Coffee
Craft Coffee selects the highest quality arabica beans to bring you their unique coffee blends.
Discover their take on arabica coffee at their café on Merchants Quay.
11. 9th degree
Brought to you by the guy behind Dublin Barista School, James McCormack wanted to control the coffee roasting stage of the coffee chain to give customers something special.
The coffee is hand roasted in small batches every week for peak freshness. If you're nearby, stop in and they'll give you a tour.
Since 2009, Pónaire (Irish for bean) has been supplying retailers and cafés across Ireland.
Since 2009, Pónaire has won over 17 Great Taste Awards for their coffees - if that isn't a sign of great coffee, we don't know what is.
13. Full Circle
Open since February 2016, Urbanity is small batch roaster and speciality café based in Smithfield in Dublin.
They source their beans from Nordic Approach in Oslo making them the only roasters on our list with Scandinavian suppliers.
It's kinda like having a cool cousin in school, absolutely nothing to do with you but the connection somehow makes you cool by association.
Don't ask, we don't make the rules.
If this doesn't encourage you to try independent cafés then I don't know what will.