Ponaire could be called “Ever Onwards”, because that’s how Tommy and Jennifer have worked in the ten years since they opened their boutique coffee roasting business. The latest development is perhaps the most significant yet: a new roastery, coffee bar and production facility at Newport, Tipperary, which is being built from the ground up, and is already past the block stage as we write. The Ryans are a questing couple, people who thrive on the challenge of the big picture, but who equally thrive on the challenge of the day-to-day – making the best roasts from the best beans, making the best cups of coffee, creating the best service for their customers, running a model SME food company, a company that makes people’s lives better, by giving them the potent elixir of life that is artisan roasted coffee. Every cup of Ponaire offers that oasis moment, where the narcotic beauty of the drink stills your life for a few minutes, offering up a haven for your senses. A decade of brilliant work, and a brand new roastery so the next ten years can be even better.