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Updated: 15/05/18 : 06:22:01

Insomnia opens second Sligo outlet

 O’Connell Street. Sligo. Photo:
Insomnia Coffee Company will open in O’Connell Street today, Tuesday, 15th May 2018. This is the second Insomnia Coffee Shop to open in Sligo, Insomnia already has store in Quayside Shopping Centre.

Insomnia Coffee Company has become an iconic Irish brand and is well known to coffee lovers across the country offering hot beverages, sandwiches and snacks. The company which started in 1997 has grown rapidly and now has over 150 stores including eighteen stores in the UK.

Speaking about the opening, Harry O’ Kelly, CEO of Insomnia, who was a boarder in Summerhill College. “I am delighted to open a second shop in Sligo! It’s such a great town, I’m sure this new shop in O’Connell Street will be very popular in Sligo and hope the store will become a local hub.”

The store design reflects Insomnia’s coffee heritage whilst also taking and combining inspiration from vintage tea shops and industrial urban lofts. A welcoming and comfortable space using fabrics and natural finishes punctuated with quirky and fun branding evokes a great ambience.

Wall features including tea cup clocks with cups bought from 2nd hand shops in the Liberties, Dublin. Alongside this is wall branding with coffee inspired messages, wall galleries and book shelves that operate a popular book swap system where apart from enjoying a book to read while having a coffee in store, customers can take a book away and all they have to do is leave a book to stay.

The store will also provide employment for five new members of staff and Alina, our Store Manager in Quayside has been promoted and will now look after both stores.

The full Insomnia menu will be available including Insomnia Voyager coffee. For the first time in its 21-year history Insomnia Coffee Company introduced a new coffee. Insomnia Voyager is sourced from the Caldas region in Colombia and offers Insomnia customers a completely different taste experience.

Roasted medium, meaning there is less caramelization of sugars, more cherry qualities and softer on taste, Voyager Colombian Single origin medium roast has the essences of dark chocolate, malt, red fruit and grapefruit. Now customers have a choice of having their favourite coffee as an Insomnia Signature Dark Roast or Insomnia Voyager Medium Roast.