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Insomia Coffee Company to open first Belfast city centre store

Insomnia Coffee Company has ambitious expansion plans.
Insomnia Coffee Company has ambitious expansion plans.

A new coffee company has signaled its intention to inject a shot of espresso into the Belfast market.

Insomnia Coffee Company - described as Ireland's leading coffee chain - says it will open a new store in Belfast, its first in the city centre, later this year.

It signaled its intention in an article for business publication as it described its expansion plans for the coming years.

It is the largest coffee chain in Ireland and already has a store at Belfast International airport.

First opened in a bookshop in Galway in 1997, the chain has grown to over 150 across Ireland with around 20 in the UK and is hoping to open cafe's in Europe.

Chief Executive Harry O’Kelly told Fora the company's aim was to double in size over the coming five years.

“I’ve been with Insomnia for 21 years and every year I hear the same thing – saturation,” he said.

“But I think the demand is there. Coffee shops have become the new social setting – now when you meet someone you go and get a coffee.”

Insomnia Coffee Company has been contacted for a comment.

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