So What is the Cottage all about?
Well, when we first set up Pónaire Roastery in 2006, we bought a small thatched cottage in Tipperary that we intended to fix up and use as our coffee shop and tasting room. We had planned to build our roastery at the back. Unfortunately, we could not get the appropriate planning permission and went to plan "B" - a custom finished roastery in Annacotty Business Park. The image of the cottage on the label reminds us of our vision and how we need to be flexible to meet our goals.
What is Unique about our Coffees?
The only thing we add to the premium beans that we import is heat. Other coffee imported from roasters in Europe have a sugar compound added. Our beans have naturally great flavours which we bring out through our expert roasting. Our roastery is all glass on the front and has windows in from the side so our customers can see what we are doing. Our facilities are clean - some might say pristine. We roast to order - no boxes of coffee sitting around on our shelves waiting to be sold! Once we receive an order we roast, blend and package it and have it out to the customer within 3-4 days - sometimes even quicker. We are constantly sampling new beans and doing new roasts and blends, however, the following is what we supply on a regular basis:
Costa Rica Blend - Gold Star Great Taste Award 2011
A delicious blend of high altitude, shade-grown* Costa Rican beans and dark roasted Arabica beans from El Salvador. The El Salvador beans are ACE National Winners. This blend is noted for its bright citrus and berry-like flavours in the acidity with a mild winey - spice aftertaste. A great breakfast blend.
*Shade-Grown Coffee Means a Healthy Rainforest – also referred to as bird-friendly. This means the indigenous rainforest canopy has been left intact, rather than clearing the forest to maximize planting. Many species of migratory birds, insects and other creatures such as frogs and lizards live in these shady coffee farms. By growing coffee amongst the natural fauna of the Costa Rican rainforest we ensure that the many nutrients found in roots, decomposing plant matter and the natural mineral content of the volcanic soil are all retained, further adding to our coffee's intense flavor.
Indian Blend - 3 Gold Stars Great Taste Awards 2010
A delicious blend of chocolatey Indian Monsooned Malabar beans and the intensity of dark roasted Cup of Excellence beans from El Salvador to create a wonderful coffee that can be enjoyed all day long. According to the Great Taste judges this coffee has "a very pleasant aroma with nice warmth and depth. The aroma of the brew was equally enticing and the flavour whilst complex, and with good depth remained rounded, soft and very drinkable. This coffee had a good lingering aftertaste which held the lighter sweeter notes of coffee."
Monsooned beans are left in open warehouses exposed to the moist monsoon winds. The raw beans are clean, plump and look more like a pale peanut than the usual “green bean”. They are best roasted to City (medium) roast, thereby retaining the “origin character”.
We offer Columbian Swiss-Water processed Decaf. The Swiss water process uses only water when removing caffeine, producing water processed decaf coffee. It is an innovative 100% all-natural and chemical free coffee decaffeination process that results in great tasting decaf.
European Espresso Bean - Gold Great Taste Award 2011 and again in 2012!
Our European Espresso coffee is a blend of two ACE National Award winners - Honduran and El Salvador. It is a rch, strong coffee with a smooth nutty finish. It makes for a rich espresso which is great as a stand alone drink or as the basis of many other coffee drinks. As with all our coffees, it is available in whole bean or ground.
Connoisseur Blend - Gold Great Taste Award 2009 & 2010
Our Connoisseur blends are a blend of dark roasted single estate Indonesian Java Blawan beans with medium roasted El Salvador ACE National winner beans. It makes for a clean cup with low acidicity from the Indonesian beans. It has a heavy body with unusual spice notes - clove and black pepper. It finishes with a hint of flowers - a consistent smooth finish. This blend has become a favorite of many customers and is now a blend that we roast each week.
Apparently other agree that this is a great blend, because our Connoisseur Blend won a GOLD in the Great Taste Awards in 2009 and again in 2010!
Fairtrade Medium Roast - 2 Gold Stars Great Taste 2011
NEW!!! We now roast Fairtrade Coffees.- we have a Medium Roast Brazilian coffee that is a single origin coffee - high grade Arabica beans that are small batch roasted to ensure that the subtle flavours of this bean are drawn out. This product is certified to international Fairtrade standards. www.fairtrade.ie
UTZ CERTIFIED Coffee
Pónaire actively participates in and supports the UTZ CERTIFIED program. Currently we are purchasing Columbian UTZ CERTIFIED coffee but are constantly on the lookout for other high quality coffees grown in a sustainable manner.
We stock the following sized bags:
With De-gassing Valve for extra freshness:
- 1 KG
- 250g - now with zip lock seal
If you do not see the size you want, please ask - we can source most bags within 10 days.
We do custom labeling at no additional charge and will work with you to ensure that our packaging meets your needs.