Coffee House Lane is the home of Ireland’s first coffee!
In 1690, Coffee House Lane, an actual lane in Waterford which was adjacant to the then busy trading port of Waterford, boasted what is long believed to be Ireland’s first ever coffee house. Green coffee was traded at the port, then roasted, brewed and sold at John Aikenhead’s Coffee House – on Coffee House Lane.
Mark Bergin of Coffee House Lane tells us that ‘Our Coffee House Lane range is not just inspired by the name but also by the ethos of coffee roasing and brewing back in 1690. This ethos is the cornerstone of our own business – we select only the finest quality coffee beans from all over the world and roast them in small batches in our Toper Roaster as seen on the front of our coffee packs’
Grown at elevations higher than 1748 metres above sea level, Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world’s finest premium gourmet coffees.
The high plateaus of Kenya produce coffee beans with a full body and rich, strong, flavour with a very pleasant acidity. The flagrant aroma also has floral tones, with a winey finish/aftertaste that also has citrus and berry overtones.
The biggest screen size in the Kenya coffee grading system is AA, which means the coffee bean is just a little more than one-fourth inch in diameter.