New Irish Coffee Brand
Handprint Coffee, a new Irish environmentally friendly coffee brand and café, has launched in Dublin at Freshii’s new outlet in Point Square beside the 3Arena. Handprint Coffee is a joint partnership between Bell Lane, a leading craft specialist coffee roastery, and Freshii Ireland’s Master Franchise owners Dave O’Donoghue and Cormac Manning.
From the very first bean to your very last sip, Handprint Coffee promises to deliver a unique coffee experience. Handprint only source sustainable coffee from the best producers in the world and roast their coffee by hand. Handprint’s baristas are highly trained at their centre of excellence to ensure they serve the ultimate coffee experience to guests. And every cup of coffee is served in a fully compostable cup, with fully compostable packaging. Handprint also serves a range of pastries, scones and tray bakes that are baked locally and delivered daily.
Stephen and Denise Bell and the team at Bell Lane have been roasting their own coffee under the Bell Lane brand name in Mullingar since 2012. Through their extensive experience and first class roasting process, they produce a range of award winning coffee in Ireland. Bell Lane Coffee is roasted to their own unique recipes providing the optimum balance of acidity, body and flavour to make a great cup of coffee.
Denise and Stephen Bell wanted to create a new coffee offering for a while and came up with an idea of a store within store concept. Denise commented: “The idea was to licence the Bell Lane name to a potential client with the backing of our experience, coffee, machines and training. In November 2016 we started researching areas in which Bell Lane could diversify and add value to our customers. We spent the next few months in a hub in Dublin developing a Bell Lane in store coffee concept that we could offer our customers as a complete coffee solution, from bean origin to cup.”
Stephen added: “At the same time Freshii approached us as they wanted a better coffee solution. It was from this point that we decided to work together, but soon realised that the we needed to create a completely new brand. Bell Lane was well known and respected in wholesale business and we didn’t want to do anything to affect our relationships with existing customers so we went back to the drawing board and started a new project to create a new coffee franchise and so Handprint Coffee was born.”
Dave O’Donoghue, CEO of Freshii Ireland, said: “We are very excited to create and launch Handprint Coffee in Freshii outlets. Handprint is a coffee brand that leaves a better footprint, with transparency from bean to cup and we have fully compostable takeaways cups & lids. Our coffee is hand roasted by our master roaster and all baristas are trained by hand, so they can hand deliver the ultimate coffee to guests with our handprint all over it while our confectionery range is locally supplied and baked fresh every morning.”