Simply Exceptional Coffee

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Importing high quality beans from around the world and hand roasting them to meticulously draw out unique flavours in Ireland since 2006.

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We are Irish owned and operated.

We only buy Speciality coffees beans that are carefully selected to create a full range of options that suit different ways of making and drinking coffee. All of our coffees are traceable and in some instances, we have visited the farms and met the farmers and mill operators. We roast 100% of our coffees ourselves on our Diedrich IR-24 Roaster or our Diedrich IR-3 Roaster. Our Speciality coffees do not have to travel far to get to your cup!

We draw out unique coffee flavours.

We import high quality Arabica beans from around the world and hand roast them to meticulously draw out unique flavours. We ‘cup’ all batches to ensure the highest quality and purest of tastes. We maintain roast profile sheets so we can consistently deliver the same high quality that our customers expect. We can trace our beans from the farm to the cup or bag. When you buy a bag of our coffee you will see a batch number that can be traced back to the farm where the coffee was grown. In addition, we can trace it back to the roast profile sheet. We do not know any roaster in Ireland that does this!

We can support all your coffee needs.

Ponaire understands the importance of social responsibility. We support our local community in many ways – we regularly make donations to various charities including Milford Hospice, Daughters of Charity, or our local GAA and schools. We often have students in Transition Year into the Café and Roastery for work experience. We also do talks to local schools and universities. As a producer, we also try to support other local producers and businesses. We also sponsor the local soccer team in El Salvador where we source some of our coffees.

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Importing high quality beans from around the world and hand roasting them to meticulously draw out unique flavours in Ireland since 2006.

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What does Pónaire Mean?

Pónaire is the Irish word for bean.

Where do you Roast your Coffees?

Ponaire has 4 staff members certified to roast on our Deidrich CR-35 Roaster. We import all our own beans and roast in our Roastery in Newport Tipperary. Customers can see us roast through the windows in our café.

Do you do Roast Decaf Coffee?.

Yes, Ponaire roasts Swiss-Water Processed decaf coffee from the largest decaffeination Plant in Columbia. The Swiss Water Process is a chemical free way of removing the caffeine from the coffee.

How do you Source your Coffees?

Ponaire receives samples from coffee farmers around the world.  We sample roast the coffees and if they meet our standards and requirements, we order sacs of them.  We often visit farms to meet the growers and build relationships with them.  We use the expertise of Brokers to import the beans for us, so we can concentrate on what we do best – roasting the coffee.  We have long-standing relationships with Farms and our Brokers to ensure the highest quality of beans that are ethically and sustainably sourced.

Do you provide Training?

Yes, we have a Barista School on site at our roastery in Newport, Tipperary.  We have a Certified Speciality Coffee Trainer on our team who conducts the training.  We list our training sessions here in our News and Events section, on Instagram, FaceBook, and X.  You can also email to get our latest training schedule.

Do you do Wholesale?

Yes, we supply cafes, hotels, restaurants, offices, and golf courses. There is a minimum order quantity to receive the wholesale pricing. You can email an enquiry to to get more details.

Are there Health Benefits to Coffee?

Coffee contains caffeine, the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world and is widely used to benefit alertness as well as physical performance. It is also commonly linked to weight loss as caffeine can also increase a person’s metabolic rate by anywhere between 3-11%. Coffee also contains nutrients such as B2, B3, B5, Manganese and Potassium which are recommended as part of a healthy diet. 

Studies are inconclusive but coffee has also been linked to various health benefits including lower risk of heart disease, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and lower risk of both liver and colorectal cancer. 

How much caffeine is in coffee?

On average there is around 95mg of caffeine in a cup of coffee. With accurate coffee brewing we dissolve (or extract) the same percentage of coffee regardless of the brewing method. That is, in theory, although the concentration of flavour will change then the total amount of caffeine should be relatively consistent whether your final beverage is a 30ml espresso or a 250ml filter brewed coffee.

Where does coffee come from?

Coffee is made from the beans in coffee cherries which are grown in the “Bean Bel” - 20 degrees either side of the Equator. The bean belt includes countries like Colombia, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Kenya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Mexico. Coffee beans are harvested from the coffee trees as ripe cherries. Then, they go through different processing methods to extract the coffee beans.

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