Join us on a Journey
We are delighted to introduce Insomnia Voyager, it's the first new coffee in our 21 year history.
A journey in every cup
Every year we pack up, go out and find you a new single origin coffee, roast it medium and with heaps of respect. This year we went to Cooperativa de Caficultore de Manizales, a cooperative of 4054 coffee farmers in Colombia’s Green Mountains. Just one sip and you will be transported there too.
Where are we getting our new coffee in 2018?
Cooperative: Cooperativa de Caficultores de Manizales
Number of Producers: 4,054
Altitude: 1200-1600 masl
Varieties: Caturra & Colombia
The Cooperativa de Caficultores de Manizales is a coffee producer organization founded in 1960 as the commercial partner and business representative for over four thousand members in the municipalities of Manizales, Chinchina, Manzanares, Neira, Samana, Victoria, Palestina, Marquetalia, Villamaria, Marulanda and Pensilvania in the Department of Caldas, Colombia.
The organization offers a variety of services based on the principles of cooperative participation and competitiveness. It aims to provide farmers with fair prices and to have a positive effect on each member’s quality of life as well as for their families and the rural communities in which they live.
As of August 2013, ninety-three percent of members are small landowners who work independently and whose total income is dependent on agricultural activity. At least half of the organization’s coffee is sold as Fair Trade, all of which is produced by farming families from eleven municipalities within Colombia’s Caldas Department in the central west.
Some Fairtrade Programmes
Health Care: Cardiovascular Risk
Many rural producers in the coffee business suffer from cardiovascular health issues. Manizales is using premium dollars to help reduce these heath issues from arising and affecting producers and their direct beneficiaries. Additionally, these routine check ups are the most effective way to test rural producers for cancer.
Promoting Women’s Empowerment
The committee of coffee producers is using Fair Trade premiums to increase awareness and gain support for women’s initiatives in the area. Through these programs, there will be an increase in women’s participation in the leadership of the organization. Women will be trained in the processes of management, human resources, empowerment, and coffee business.
Technical Assistance and Pest Mitigation
Environmental Management is of the utmost importance to producer members. Since fertilizers are used on the coffee plants, worker safety is a top priority. All producers are given suits to wear, and they learn about the health risks associated with these chemicals. The General Assembly took another precaution and mandated routine checkups to those providing these applications.
Medium Roast - is both balanced with acidity and sugar. Sugar is more pronounced. Increasingly more popular, starting to see on the high street.
What does it taste like?
It has notes of dark chocolate, malt, red fruit and a little squeeze of grapefruit.
It is recommended that it is served as a 8oz or 12oz cup.
A 16oz cup may lose the flavour of the coffee.
What is the difference between a blend and single origin?
Is made up of coffee from 1 origin. A single origin coffee offers only the flavour of that particular coffee, is less complex in flavour than a blend. It has to have a well rounded and balanced experience in all sensory areas:
- Taste Profile
This offers a very different experience from the core coffee – a coffee that purists will appreciate, as this is not your current customer, it offers an alternative to broaden your consumer base.
Is a combination of coffee’s. A blend will bring together a combination of coffee’s that offer collectively the above experiences.
Whats the difference Between Dark Roast and Medium Roast?
- The new coffee has been cooked for less time
- This means less caramelisation of sugars
- Increased sweetness
- Less dissipation of acidity
- More Cherry qualities
- A completely different experience to your current offering
Insomnia Chocolate Menu
Insomnia Chocolate Menu
Inspired by the scrumdidillyumptious treats in Wonka's Chocolate factory Insomnia brings you a brand new collection of mouthwatering hot chocolates and chocolate brownies. The Brownie Collection has been put together to include our top selling brownies and introduces a new berrilious Raspberry Chocolate Brownie to the Insomnia menu.
Insomnia Hot Chocolates
Loompa-Land Hot Chocolate
This velvety hot chocolate is made from melted chocolate buttons and candyfloss syrup blended with warm milk, which is then topped with fluffy whipped cream, gummy bears, rainbow stars, pink and white marshmallows, and a rich dark chocolate sauce to top it off. In case that’s not enough to satisfy your sweet tooth you’ll have a lollipop on the side as well.
Mint Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate treat is mint!! Try our delicious mint hot chocolate, made with melted chocolate, mint syrup and topped with freshly whipped cream and chocolate flakes for a refreshing twist on a hot chocolate.
Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate
One of the most indulgent hot chocolates on our menu is the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Our barista will whisk melted chocolate with warm milk and salted caramel sauce, before topping your drink with fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of our golden salted caramel syrup.
Signature Hot Chocolate
If a hot chocolate is like a hug from the inside get ready for the best hug you’ve ever had. Our signature hot chocolate is made with real chocolate, melted down into a rich chocolate sauce, whisked with warm milk and topped off with a choice of chocolate flakes, marshmallows or a swirl of whipped cream.
Our barista’s are happy to add whipped cream, marshmallows or chocolate flakes to any of your drinks for no charge, all you have to do is ask as you place your order!
The Brownie Collection
Raspberry Chocolate Brownie
The newest brownie to arrive at Insomnia is the Raspberry Chocolate Brownie. A chocolate brownie base glazed with a layer of raspberry icing and white chocolate ganache, sprinkled with light, dry raspberry pieces and chocolate flakes.
Mint Bubble Chocolate Brownie
Glazed with peppermint fudge icing, rich chocolate ganache and mint chocolate pieces, our Mint Bubble Chocolate Brownie will leave you craving for more.
Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie
A little slice of heaven with every mouthful, our chocolate fudge brownie with a smooth cheesecake topping, this one tastes as good as it sounds!
Coconut and Chocolate Brownie
The Coconut and Chocolate Brownie is the ultimate indulgent treat, a dark chocolate brownie topped with a layer of creamy white and dark chocolate with coconut flakes - It’s simply impossible to resist!
The Original Chocolate Brownie
For the original chocoholics we have one of our most popular menu items, the Original Chocolate Brownie. A delicious fudgy classic chocolate brownie, with a layer of rich chocolate topping to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Insomnia New Year Menu
Insomnia New Year Menu
As 2018 begins Insomnia are bringing you a brand new range of hot beverages and bakery products to help you kick start the year in a positive, healthy way. We've got a new hot drinks collection that will help you kick the January blues and stay healthy throughout the last of the winter months. Our new bakery range has some healthy snacks and some sweet treats to help you keep your energy levels up during the day!
The Insomnia team are excited to reveal our New Year hot beverage collection which includes our new warming, nourishing drink, the Golden Turmeric Latte, an old favourite with a twist, the Almond Matcha Latte, and we're bringing back a winter classic, the Chunmee Green Tea with lemon.
So, what is a Turmeric Latte?
Well, turmeric, also known as Golden Spice, is a relative of ginger and a superfood when it comes to health, turmeric contains the powerful antioxidant curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties. There are a range of health benefits that can be derived from turmeric, it helps to boost your immune system, which is so important in these winter months, it helps to lower cholesterol, and it’s a digestive aid which helps to boost your metabolism.
Our Golden Turmeric Latte is a caffeine-free, warming and nourishing milk based drink, with notes of cinnamon and ginger. The turmeric latte powder is a blend which contains turmeric, cinnamon and ginger powder with a pinch of blossom sugar for a little sweet kick. The Turmeric Latte is made with low fat milk, or if you want a vegan alternative, you can ask for it with soya milk or coconut milk. A warm mug of Turmeric Latte is sure to help you de-stress and unwind, it's perfect for a little boost of healthiness on these cold winter mornings!
Almond Matcha Latte
It’s back, only better!! This year’s twist on the Matcha Latte is the Almond Matcha Latte. This rejuvenating, nutritious drink is made with a blend of matcha powder for a clean energy boost that will keep you going throughout the day. Like the turmeric latte it is an immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, detoxifying drink.
Chunmee Green Tea with Lemon
Our new range also sees the return of the Organic Chumnee Green Tea with lemon, which also brings with it many health benefits, including healthier skin, weight loss, and it’s crammed full of antioxidants. Chunmee Green Tea has a slightly has a slightly fresher, more fruity flavour than you’ll get with a regular green tea. Adding a slice of lemon to your tea will help your body to absorb the antioxidants in the tea.
New Year Bakery Range
Raw Hazelnut Bar
The Raw Hazelnut Bar is Insomnia's newest slice of heaven. Traditionally, a popular energy bar choice for those on the go. The flavours of the raw hazelnuts, dates, and a sprinkling of cocoa powder blend together to make a delicious snack for your next coffee break.
Overnight Orange and Cranberry Oat Cakes
The healthiest treat in our new bakery collection is the Overnight Orange and Cranberry Oat Cake. With only 152 calories per cake it’s the perfect healthy snack to fill you up in the morning. The oats will keep you full during the day, while the orange and cranberries will help satisfy those sweet cravings. Pair the Overnight Orange and Cranberry Oat Cake with a Latte or a Cappuccino for your morning fix.
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Who doesn’t love a traditional chocolate dipped coconut macaroon?! Your mouth will be bursting with delicious coconutty flavours when you try one of these amazing macaroons. Insomnia's coconut macaroons are lightly toasted on the outside and dipped in chocolate, with a soft, sweet texture on the inside. They’re the perfect match with a latte or an americano.
Porridge and Sultana Loaf
When you’re looking for a little something to keep the hunger cravings away this the go-to in our new bakery range. The porridge oats in this bread will keep you full, while the sultanas will satisfy your sweet cravings. This is a great breakfast option for those on the go who want something to takeaway with their coffee. Try it lightly toasted with butter for a warm breakfast treat.
Insomnia Summer Menu
Insomnia Summer Menu
Summer is all about relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and go on a long holiday. With Insomnia’s new summer range, you’ll be one sip away from a relaxing tropical paradise! This summer we dare you to try something different – our new exclusive summer range has a variety of options for everyone’s taste: pick up one of our four blended frappe drinks from Oreo to Brunch ICECAP, one of the two quenching lemonade drinks, a Watermelon Granita or a Coconut Mango & Green Ice Tea. We’ve also created an array of delicious summer inspired patisserie products for you to treat yourself to.
Introducing the Insomnia ICECAP™ blended frappe, the taste of summer in a cup, perfect for those blistering summer days! Blended to order, customers can choose from the four delicious flavours:
Let’s be honest, who hasn’t enjoyed a crumbly biscuit Brunch ice cream at some point during a summer scorcher? Brunch is a flavour synonymous with the Irish palate, one sure to evoke some nostalgic summer memories. This summer you won’t need to chase the ice cream van to get your Brunch fix, as we introduce the Brunch ICECAP™, made up of smooth vanilla and strawberry blended frappe coated in the signature Brunch biscuit crumble!
The world’s most popular cookie, blended with ice and milk, covered with Cream and topped off with a mini OREO™ cookie.
Salted Caramel Latte ICECAP™
Ideal for all the Insomniacs that still need their espresso fix, this blended frappe contains a mix of espresso, vanilla, milk and salted caramel syrup, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with salted caramel sauce.
Mango & Cream ICECAP™
Get fruity with Mango smoothie and Cream Frappe blended with Ice and topped with whipped cream.
Garden Mint Lemonade & Raspberry Lemonade
We have just what you need for those warm summer days (touch wood), and if you fancy something Zesty, then you’ll have to try one of our two refreshingly delicious lemonades: Garden Mint or Raspberry.
Coconut Mango & Green Ice Tea
For those rock splitting, sunny days (yes, we are being very optimistic) we have created a new Insomnia exclusive drink made with Coconut Milk, Mango and Green Ice Tea - ideal for staying cool and summering on.
Granita is an Italian frozen dessert very similar to sorbet, except that a Granita’s texture is coarser and flakier - like eating snow! It's briefly crunchy at the first gulp and then melts deliciously in your mouth. Give this a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Coffee Over Ice
If it’s too hot for your favourite coffee, try it over Ice! Our iced coffees start with an Insomnia Classic and just serve it over ice. There are many varieties to choose from, why not try:
ICED Americano with Hazelnut or Caramel Syrup
The original ICED Coffee, very refreshing and recommend with syrup such as Hazelnut or Caramel.
ICED Caffe Latte/Cappuccino
These are cool and smooth – Insomnia espresso served over ice with milk.
ICED Caffe Mocha Dark or White
Insomnia Espresso, rich dark or white chocolate sauce and steamed milk served over ice.
Orange and Vanilla Cake
Let us introduce our first summer treat; the Orange & Vanilla cake, light orange sponge, layered with Vanilla flavoured icing garnished with orange.
Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake
Sit back with a Raspberry Lemonade and a slice of our Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake. The real taste of summer with a light spongy outer layer filled with raspberries.
Mint Cookie Sandwich
These little circular pieces of golden joy are not going to be a-round long, a refreshing Mint fondant sandwiched between 2 Double Choc Chip Cookies, ideal with an Iced Coffee and a good conversation.
Salted Caramel Brownie
This Salted Caramel brownie is the ultimate indulgent treat, a delicious Fresh gooey indulgent Chocolate Brownie topped with a soft caramel and sprinkled with Sea Salt Crystals and Milk Choc Chips - It’s simply impossible to resist!
Strawberry & White Chocolate Brownie
For all those chocoholics, we will be serving up our strawberry & White Chocolate Brownie, a classic Brownie base covered with a tasty Strawberry mousse and topped with White Choc chunks and Dried Strawberry, this tasty treat will leave you graving for more.
Selection of Cupcakes
Our final bakery product this summer, it’s not just one, it’s a selection of Cupcakes with summery flavours: Mojito, Pina Colada or 99!
Insomnia Christmas Menu
Insomnia Christmas Menu
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Insomnia…
Our Christmas range is now available in store! This year we’ve brought back some seasonal favourite treats as well as launching a fantastic range of new products.
This year we were inspired by Christmas songs and each one of our new Christmas cups represents a different Christmas tune that we can all relate too during this festive season: Driving Home for Christmas, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Winter Wonderland!
We know that there’s at least one Insomnia Hot Beverage on everyone’s wish list for Christmas…this year’s menu includes Gingerbread Latte / Cappuccino, Salted Caramel Latte / Cappuccino, Hazelnut Hot Chocolate and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.
The flavour of Gingerbread syrup swirled with our signature espresso and velvety milk topped with a baby gingerbread biscuit.
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Insomnia's famous real hot chocolate with steamed milk and blended with Hazelnut syrup, topped with whipped cream and some mini white & milk chocolate balls on top.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Indulgent Real Hot Chocolate melted into steamed milk and combined with red velvet sauce, topped with whipped cream, topped with whipped cream, chocolate flakes and Golden Dust on Top.
Salted Caramel Latte/Cappuccino
Our signature espresso and velvety steamed milk swirled with our Salted Caramel syrup, topped with a sprinkle of Golden Dust and Caramel drizzle.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not treat yourself to some of the best Christmassy treats? Our Christmas bakery range include some traditional festive favourite: Mince Pies, Gingerbread People and of course our Red Velvet Cake. We have also brought in some new mouth-watering treats: Chocolate Orange Tiffin, Red Velvet Brownie, Double Decker Rocky Road and the Golden Caramel Bar.
Mince pies are made with crisp, golden pastry and filled with rich, fruity mincemeat. Topped with a sweet snowy-white flourish, it is the ultimate Christmas sweet treat. Only made better when accompanied by our smooth flat white.
Red Velvet Cake
The weather outside may be frightful, but our Red Velvet Cake is oh so delightful. This little taste of heaven is a little bit naughty but a whole lot nice! This bright red cake is likely to be on everybody's wish list this Christmas.
Golden Caramel Bar
A chocolate and hazelnut cake with soft caramel filling covered with a layer of milk chocolate and golden Dust topped with a chocolate button.
Red Velvet Brownie
We’ve combined the best of both worlds in one of the most indulgent treats this season: a chewy and light red Velvet Brownie topped with a frothy White Chocolate ganache, covered with fresh brownie squares and chocolate drizzle. We’re sure you’ll be back for more!
Double Decker Rocky Road
For Yuletide Chocolate lovers, this Double Decker Rocky Road is the perfect marriage of Milk and White Chocolate with Marshmallow Chunks.
Chocolate Orange Tiffin
An indulgent Belgian Callebaut Chocolate Biscuit cake topped with Chocolate Ganache and finished with Chocolate Drizzle, Flakes and Caramelised Orange.
This crunchy gingerbread biscuit will be finished with hand-iced buttons and Christmas scarf, an ideal treat for cream-scooping and coffee dunking.
Our Christmas range wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of our festive lunch options, which are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit! This year we have two delicious Christmas offerings:
Farmhouse Pulled Turkey Breast, Baked Ham, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Baby Spinach, Seasonal Cranberry Sauce on Malted Brown Bread.
Pulled Turkey Breast, Sage & Onion stuffing, Creamy Brie and Seasonal Cranberry Sauce on a Seeded Ciabatta.
All the items on the new menu are available in stores today, so get in the Christmas spirit with these tasty treats and kick start the festive celebrations. Click here for Christmas Nutritional information, and here for allergens information.