A brand new roastery with a brand new coffee shop on the main street of Newport, County Tipperary, and Jennifer and Tommy’s brilliant Ponaire bespoke coffee company marches ever onwards, demonstrating the organic, patient and logical development that characterises the best coffee companies, the best artisan enterprises.
At the core of Ponaire's success is a dogged dream of perfection, best seen by the way in which they adapt their roasts to best magnify the qualities of the beans. When they roast Gugi Highlands from Ethiopia, for example, they want to emphasise the honey sweetness of the beans, so the roast will be light in order to bring out the sweet characteristics when you make the coffee with a chemex. With Mount Kenyan beans, they aim to pronounce the almost-wine-like berry flavours that will come forth in an espresso. This is the bespoke character of Ponaire, responding to each bag of beans, each roast, each season, each terroir, each challenge.
And, now, of course, anyone travelling through Newport has a brand new destination to get that killer flat white, or that narcotic Americano,and something nice to eat that will put a pep in your step and a smile on your face. For ten years Ponaire hs made people’s lives better, and we’re already looking forward to the next decade of delights from this singular and inspiring company.