The bubblegum pink gem of Cork City is expanding.
Frequenters of the Marina Market in Cork will be well acquainted with Guji, the speciality coffee container with a colourful exterior and seriously Instagrammable hot chocolates.
Guji originally burst onto the Irish speciality coffee scene with their location in Nenagh, Tipperary, and now they're about to get even bigger with a new speciality roastery, cafe and coffee education space in Limerick City - "The ultimate immersive experience around all-things-specialty-coffee".
Alan Andrews, owner of Guji and Old Barracks Coffee Roasters has planned a "historic investment" which will see an open-source coffee education centre spanning 9000 sq foot built on Dock Road in Limerick this summer.
The space will consist of a roastery, coffee bar, training rooms, sensory rooms and interactive retail space.
Building has already begun on the new Guji roastery, which will be open seven days a week.
Following the announcement, Alan Andrews said:
We can’t stay still, we need to evolve and bring the best we can to our retail and wholesale customer. This means bringing more than what’s in the cup. It’s every other part, the biggest pillar being education.
The new roastery is said to be a €2 million investment and will create over 20 jobs for the area.
Header image via Instagram/guji_coffeebar
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