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16 Dec2016 Manley Creating the Perfect Blend between Fashion & Coffee #LoveBeingfestive

Manley Creating the Perfect Blend between Fashion & Coffee #LoveBeingfestive

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Insomnia Coffee Company.

Coffee lovers can get their festive fix at Insomnia with their new Christmas range now in store. This year Insomnia has partnered with fashion and accessories label Manley to design their new Christmas Cups.

The cups come in three designs and with a central theme, the iconic “White Christmas”

08 Dec2016 New coffee destination in Blackpool

New coffee destination in Blackpool

We've opened our doors in one of Cork's largest shopping centres, Blackpool! This is our fourth store in the Rebel county.

Our store manager, Antonio is delighted and exited to lead his team as he has set big goals for the store. His favourite coffee is an espresso. From Rosscarbery in Cork, his favourite thing about the area is the waterfront. In his opinion,

06 Dec2016 Ain’t no better coffee at Insomnia Penneys Liffey Valley

Ain’t no better coffee at Insomnia Penneys Liffey Valley

Penneys, operated by Primark, today opened the doors of its new store in Liffey Valley, which is the 37th Penneys store in Ireland.  The doors officially opened at 9:30am as customers enjoyed the amazing fashion at amazing prices that Penneys has to offer.

The new Liffey Valley store, has 53,900 square feet of retail space over three floors and features the latest trends in women’s,

23 Nov2016 #SparkleThisChristmas - Win a Shopping Spree with Insomnia & 7UP

#SparkleThisChristmas - Win a Shopping Spree with Insomnia & 7UP

Insomnia and 7UP are giving one lucky winner the chance to deck out their wardrobe this festive season!

To enter, all you have to do is go on Insomnia's Facebook page and tell us how you would #SparkleThisChristmas in the comment section in the &UP post, to be in with a chance of winning a €500 Voucher to Deck out Your Wardrobe! T&

14 Nov2016 Insomnia in Parnell

Insomnia in Parnell

We have just opened our doors on Parnell Street. Home to The Ambassador Theatre and The Gate Theatre, while The Garden of Remembrance, Dublin Writers museum and the Hugh Lane Gallery are all on the north side of the street. 

The area is a central spot for shopping with the Ilac Shopping Centre - which is the city's oldest shopping centre

08 Nov2016 Insomnia Launches Christmas Range

Insomnia Launches Christmas Range Love Being Festive

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Insomnia.

Coffee lovers can get their festive fix at Insomnia this season with our Christmas range now available in store. This year we’ve has brought back some of the customer’s favourite seasonal treats as well as launching a fantastic range of new products.

Coffee lovers can get

01 Nov2016 Getting Reading in Insomnia Primark

Getting Reading in Insomnia Primark

Today marks the first day of winter, but more importantly we've opened our second UK Primark store in Reading. This is an exciting opening as it is a brand new Primark store as well!

The former BHS building in Broad Street now acts as Primark's flagship store. Reading is also the location of the company's UK headquarters. The 1960s building has undergone a major

25 Oct2016 We’re open in Sligo!

We’re open in Sligo!

Sligo is one of Ireland’s largest towns. In fact, it is the second largest urban centre in the West, with a population over approx 20,000. Rich in history, culture and heritage, Sligo is a popular destination spot for tourists.

We are now lucky enough to have joined the coast with our first Sligo store which opened yesterday in the Quayside Shopping Centre. Alina, our store manager

19 Oct2016 Westland Row welcomes Insomnia Coffee

Westland Row welcomes Insomnia Coffee

We're delighted to announce our latest opening with partners SPAR on Westland Row, which is a street on the south side of Dublin city, dating back from the year 1776.

Shane, our store manager expresses his love for coffee and recently completed a course with the Dublin Barista School. "I have heard nothing but great things about Insomnia so decided I

18 Oct2016 New store in Ballybrack

New store in Ballybrack

Ballybrack is a small suburb of Dublin, located in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county. It's neighbouring areas include Killiney and Loughlinstown.

Our team were up bright and early today to open our doors to the Ballybrack community. And just in case people might have missed us we decided to put a giant cup outside the store.

Our manager

13 Oct2016 Bromley - our first store in UK Primark

Bromley - our first store in UK Primark

Our exciting partnership with leading fashion retailer Primark, which was announced last year, has seen us open our doors to the first UK Insomnia store, located in Bromley. Currently, we have three stores operating in Ireland - Penneys Athlone, Penneys Swords and Penneys Waterford. 

We are enormously proud of this achievement, which marks a high point for all associated with Insomnia, when you look

13 Oct2016 We’re in SPAR Castleknock!

We’re in SPAR Castleknock!

Castleknock is a suburb of Dublin and located 8 km from the city centre. The village even has its own patron saint, St. Brigid. We were delighted to open in the SPAR store there. Lidia, our supervisor, "Castleknock is a village close to Dublin, its a really nice area! The people here are really nice and welcoming. I'm originally from

11 Oct2016 New Ballygowan Sparklingly Fruity Pear & Raspberry Flavour - Fitbit Competition

New Ballygowan Sparklingly Fruity Pear & Raspberry Flavour - Fitbit Competition

Ballygowan Sparklingly Fruity is a refreshingly different drink and contains lightly sparkling Ballygowan Water which has been infused with carefully chosen fruit combinations to offer the ultimate thirst quencher this season.  Ballygowan Sparklingly Fruity is available in three wonderfully balanced fruit flavours: Apple, Elderflower & Lemon, Raspberry & Blackberry and the recently launched Pear & Raspberry.

Gently sweetened with stevia leaf extract, each can of Ballygowan

30 Sep2016 Home roots opening in Monaghan

Home roots opening in Monaghan

Last week marked a special opening for me. Having been part of the Insomnia team for the past 10 years, it was great to open our first store in my hometown of Monaghan. This is also our first store in Ulster.

I grew up in Monaghan town and went to school in Beech Hill Collge - It was lovely to see students from the school 

20 Sep2016 London is calling!

London is calling!

Insomnia Coffee Company has expanded over sea and joined the UK market. We have recently opened in Cardiff and Bristol, with continued expansion through further openings in the greater London area.

Insomnia is Ireland’s leading independent coffee shop chain and the 16th largest in Europe. It has grown from a single location in a Galway Bookstore in 1997 to over 120 stores, both on the high street

09 Sep2016 Insomnia wins National Cafe Chain of the Year Award

Insomnia wins National Cafe Chain of the Year Award

 

Insomnia Coffee Company won the National Café Chain of the Year at the Irish Café Quality Food Awards 2016 held in Dublin on the 8th September.

Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the National Café Chain of the Year 2016 Award. I am extremely proud of the team and all their hard work and dedication to

08 Sep2016 Falch iawn o gael agor yng Nghaerdydd - Delighted to have opened in Cardiff!

Falch iawn o gael agor yng Nghaerdydd - Delighted to have opened in Cardiff!

Falch iawn o gael agor yng Nghaerdydd! We had to brush up on our Welsh as we ventured over to Cardiff to open our 5th Debenhams store! This also marks our 7th UK store opening. 

Our new store is located on St Davids Way surrounded by a bustling shopping area. The capital of Wales is rich in culture and sporting institutions. Having titles like the most

08 Sep2016 Tasty When Hot

Tasty When Hot

It's now September which means the kids have headed back to school, our summer holidays seem a mere distant memory and those nights are really starting to draw in but it's not all doom and gloom because here at Insomnia, September marks the launch of our new Autumn Collection menu, this campaign we have introduced a Hot Pot option in selected stores, sure to heat up your

01 Sep2016 Fall in Love with our new Autumn Collection Menu

Fall in Love with our new Autumn Collection Menu Lovers of Delicious

It's now September which means the kids have headed back to school, our summer holidays seem a mere distant memory and those nights are really starting to draw in but it's not all doom and gloom because here at Insomnia, September marks the launch of our new Autumn Collection menu and what an irresistible selection of food and drinks we have for you this

24 Aug2016 We’re open in SPAR East Point

We’re open in SPAR East Point

EastPoint is home to a thriving mix of indigenous Irish, and multina tional companies. The business community has over 50 companies, employing over 6000 people. The area is surrounded by waterfront walks along the docks. It is Dublin’s only central office park and easily accessible throught the Luas.

We're now happy to announce our latest opening with concession store SPAR in East Point. We are

23 Aug2016 Creating the perfect blend as Insomnia Coffee partners with Blakemore Retail

Creating the perfect blend as Insomnia Coffee partners with Blakemore Retail

Insomnia Coffee Company has announced an exciting new partnership with Blakemore & Son Ltd. Blakemore was founded in 1917 and is a family-owned food and drink retail, wholesale and distribution business, based at Longacres Industrial Estate in Willenhall, West Midlands, UK.

The Company currently employs more than 7,800 people and has a turnover circa £1.3 billion. Some of the nine separate divisions include Retail, which consists of 300 retail SPAR

17 Aug2016 Insomnia representing at Rose of Tralee

Insomnia representing at Rose of Tralee

I applied to be a Rose Escort after a good friend Dervla a former Mayo Rose, encouraged me to put my name forward. Although I have watched the Rose of Tralee Festival on Tv over the years it was something that I had never really considered applying for. However, having participated in a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser for

12 Aug2016 Win A Private Screening of Disney Pete’s Dragon

Win A Private Screening of Disney Pete’s Dragon Win A Private Screening of Disney's Pete's Dragon For You & Your Mates

To celebrate the launch of Disney's PETE'S DRAGON in Irish Cinemas, Insomnia are offering one lucky winner the chance to have their very own private screening for them and their mates in a local Cinema* with drinks and popcorn.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize,

04 Aug2016 Insomnia shortlisted for Irish Quality Cafe Food and Drinks awards!

Insomnia shortlisted for Irish Quality Cafe Food and Drinks awards!

With almost 100 entries and after 2 days of tough judging at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, the shortlisted products for the Irish Café Quality Food Awards were announced last week. We were lucky enough to be chosen as some of the shortlisted entrants in not just one, but four categories!

We now compete against a shortlist of 11

27 Jul2016 Some things are better in twos! Drogheda Town Centre now open

Some things are better in twos! Drogheda Town Centre now open

Today, we opened our second store in Drogheda town centre at the lobby to the Arc Cinema. We have created a new uber cool (if we do say so ourselves!) mall seating area for you to relax and enjoy your Insomnia faves!

Amy Mitchell, our store supervisor, was there today amongst the excitement of the new opening. Originally from Swords in Dublin, she now calls Drogheda home

21 Jul2016 Benefits of Mobile Payments

Benefits of Mobile Payments

As you might of heard, we just launched our mobile payment feature on our app last month. For those of you who are unsure as to what mobile payments actually is, it is paying for your Insomnia purchases using only your mobile phone, eliminating the need for cash or cards. This method of payment is becoming very popular as it is the most fast and efficient method of

18 Jul2016 Coffee is your best gym buddy!

Coffee is your best gym buddy!

So why should we combine coffee to our gym workout? Caffeine is believed to have both physical and mental benefits for athletes before training. Check out our top benefits below!

Accelerates Fat Loss:

Having coffee before your workout helps burn fat faster! Fat cells can be used as an energy source instead of glycogen. Caffeine also increases your metabolism – making you burn more calories throughout the

14 Jul2016 Insomnia @ Maxol Castlebar official opening

Insomnia @ Maxol Castlebar official opening

Our store in Maxol Castlebar is celebrating the official opening today. There are plenty of activities taking place – face painting and balloon modelling for the little ones especially! Customers will also have the chance to spin the Maxol prize wheel and enter other competitions with Mid-West Radio. Mid-West Radio will also be broadcasting live during the event.

Maxol Castlebar offers a great partnership of Irish brands

22 Jun2016 Got Coconut Milk? Insomnia Does!

Got Coconut Milk? Insomnia Does!

Providing a non-dairy alternative to dairy and soy is one of the most requested customer ideas we receive here at Insomnia. Well, your recommendations have not fallen on deaf ears, as we are proud to announce that from today on, we will be introducing a new non-dairy option in the form of Alpro Coconut Milk.

Insomnia already provide a wide variety of milk options with Full Fat,

22 Jun2016 Introducing Iced Coconut Milk Caramel Latte!

Introducing Iced Coconut Milk Caramel Latte! Introducing Insomnia's Iced Coconut Milk Caramel Latte

Introducing the latest addition to our Ice Drinks Summer range, with the new Iced Coconut Milk Caramel Latte! With the summer in full swing, we wanted to give our customers another tasty treat to enjoy, and this latest product brings with it a whole heap of benefits, as well as being delicious! Coconut Milk is the Dairy Milk alternative that a

15 Jun2016 Taking the Insomnia Experience Digital

Taking the Insomnia Experience Digital

We launched our loyalty programme in 2014, and we could not have anticipated the great success it would be! We have over 30,000 active members, 65% of which use the mobile app. We are now delighted to add a mobile payments feature to the treats programme!

We are focusing on improving the in store experience through the app, that will strengthen our connection with our customers and become more

08 Jun2016 Insomnia - Best Indigenous Franchise

Insomnia - Best Indigenous Franchise

This year, we were named ‘Best Indigenous Irish Franchise’ in the 21st annual Irish Franchise Awards that recognise excellence in franchising and outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.

We were shortlisted for this award against Sherry Fitzgerald Countrywide, Supermacs & AIL Group – a strong calibre of nominees!

The award ceremony was held on Friday 22nd April, at

07 Jun2016 Yum-ita Granita - Introducing our Latest Summer Drink!

Yum-ita Granita - Introducing our Latest Summer Drink! Introducing Insomnia's Strawberry Granita

Introducing the latest addition to our Ice Drinks Summer range, with the Strawberry Granita! With the summer in full swing, we wanted to give our customers another tasty treat to enjoy, and we’re sure the Granita will be a summer hit!

A Granita, if you're not too sure, is somewhere between sorbet and a snow-cone, it's the perfect

02 Jun2016 Blanchardstown we have arrived!

Blanchardstown we have arrived!

Blanchardstown is the largest urban area in the county and now it has its very own Insomnia cafe!

Elizabeth our store manager was on site with her new "Blanch" team setting up the store to welcome new customers. Elizabeth says that she loves working for Insomnia and has been with us for 6 years. Originally from Romania, Elizabeth hopes to receive

26 May2016 Ardkeen - Our second store in Waterford

Ardkeen - Our second store in Waterford

Here at Insomnia HQ, we just love Waterford so much that we decided to open a second store in Ireland's oldest city. We've opened in the lovely village of Ardkeen, where Nerijus - our store manager is selfie king! Nerijus is originally from Lithuania but now lives in Dunmore East. He says that he looks forward to sharing his passion and passing on his knowledge to his

26 May2016 The West is awake!

The West is awake!

Castlebar is home to Ireland's largest GAA pitch and now Mayo's first Insomnia coffee store! We opened in Castlebar Maxol today. 

Maxol has invested into revamping their Castlebar and Westport stores. The new revamped Castlebar store has created 20 jobs in the locality. Brian Donaldson, Maxol's group general manager and incoming CEO has said that they're "delighted to be investing

20 May2016 Barista Jam 2016

Barista Jam 2016

You've got only 1 minute to create the greatest coffee masterpiece to be associated with your name all under the watchful eyes of your colleagues, your boss, but most importantly an expert judging panel. You gotta' perfect the steamed milk and coffee, to your best ability with a creative design to top it all off. If this dosent make things difficult enough, you're also up against

17 May2016 Explore Insomnia’s New Summer Range

Explore Insomnia’s New Summer Range

Summer is all about creating exciting new memories and going on adventures, be they big or small. Insomnia’s new summer range will be an adventure for your taste buds! Try something new this summer and pop into Insomnia Coffee Company, pick up one of our four blended frappe drinks, the Insomnia ICECAP™ and let the adventure find you! We also have some thirst quenching lemonade drinks,

16 May2016 Celebrate Summer at Insomnia Chatham Row

Celebrate Summer at Insomnia Chatham Row

Summer arrived in style over the weekend, leaving everyone graving more! We can’t guarantee the sunshine will stick around, but we can promise our new summer range, which arrives tomorrow (17/05/16) will keep you in the summer vibe. 

We’d like to invite you to come along to our Chatham Row store between the 17th and 18th of May, to

06 May2016 We’re open on little island!

We’re open on little island!

We're delighted to announce our latest opening in  SPAR Little Island Cork. Our store will be open from 7am to 7pm. Store manager, Giash and his team look forward to welcoming the "rebels" into the store to try some premium Insomnia coffee as well as some of our tasty treats to go along with it!

29 Apr2016 Coffee & Fashion: The perfect blend

Coffee & Fashion: The perfect blend

Dullness has been the order of the past few months with incessant rain and dark clouds dampening the mood but SkyCourt Shopping Centre had a plan to brighten up the atmosphere in the mall by devoting three hours of colour and style to the centre. Insomnia @ Shannon were delighted to host the first fashion show at 12 noon yesterday.

With the backing of SkyCourt retailers and

25 Apr2016 Insomnia announced as ‘Best Indigenous Irish Franchise’ at the Irish Franchise Awards 2016

Insomnia announced as ‘Best Indigenous Irish Franchise’ at the Irish Franchise Awards 2016

We are absolutely thrilled to be named ‘Best Indigenous Irish Franchise’ in the 21st annual Irish Franchise Awards that recognise excellence in franchising and outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.

We were shortlisted for this award against Sherry Fitzgerald Countrywide, Supermacs & AIL Group – a strong calibre of nominees!

The award ceremony was held on Friday 22nd April,

22 Apr2016 New life to your coffee grounds

New life to your coffee grounds

The great taste in your morning mochas, lunch lattes and evening espressos is not the only good thing our little coffee beans can do. After your delicious beverage, the used coffee grounds can provide a handful of uses. Have a look at our list below to see why coffee grounds are worth keeping.

Richer Soil

Used coffee grounds provide essential nutrition that improves soil quality. As they

22 Apr2016 Annnd we’re open in MACE

Annnd we’re open in MACE

And we're open in MACE Turner Cross, Cork! Melissa, our store manager and her team are super excited about introducing the local Rebel County some premium Insomnia Coffee! Call in to say hi and treat yourself to some of our limited edition chocolate products like the mouth watering cookies and cream brownie with ganche (so yummy - take our word for it!)

18 Apr2016 Insomnia & Special Olympics Ireland - Collection Day Friday April 22nd

Insomnia & Special Olympics Ireland - Collection Day Friday April 22nd Annual Collection Day Friday April 22nd

Insomnia is proud to support Special Olympics Ireland.

We will be donating 5 cents from each beverage sold on the 22nd of April to this wonderful charity.

You can show your support too by making a donation in the collection buckets provided.

Thank You.

07 Apr2016 Insomnia Shortlisted for the Irish Franchise Awards 2016

Insomnia Shortlisted for the Irish Franchise Awards 2016

The Irish Franchise Association has announced that entries received for this year’s Franchise Awards in association with AIB have been reduced to a list of finalists from which the overall winner in twelve categories will be chosen. Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to be named amongst these finalists, in the Best Indigenous Irish Franchise category.

The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in franchising and reward

07 Apr2016 Insomnia Coffee Nominated for 2016 Sammies Award

Insomnia Coffee Nominated for 2016 Sammies Award

Insomnia Coffee Company is proud to have been nominated for the 'Cafe Sandwich Retailer Award' at the 2016 Sammies Awards in the UK.

Having only entered the UK market back in August 2015, we are massively proud to be shortlisted for such an award, especially when you see the other nominations in this category. 

We would like to wish everyone nominated the best of

06 Apr2016 Our new venture on the M3

Our new venture on the M3

Our latest venture is out by the M3 joining forces with other great leading Irish brands like Maxol, Chopped and Supermacs. The store is located on the M3, in Mulhuddart, North West Dublin.

This is our first store opening with Maxol and we’re delighted! We’re also thrilled to be alongside some of Ireland’s best food service brands; Chopped and Supermacs. This

04 Apr2016 5 More Reasons to Love your Morning Coffee!

5 More Reasons to Love your Morning Coffee!

I certainly hope nobody gave up coffee for their New Year resolution 2016. If you did, if you made it this far, congratulations you have amazing willpower and inner strength, but you may want to rethink your decision. For many of us, the thought of a strong double shot latte is the only thing that helps tame the alarm clock in the morning and face the day.

16 Mar2016 Insomnia’s Chocolate Range Arrives to Tempt Your Taste Buds

Insomnia’s Chocolate Range Arrives to Tempt Your Taste Buds

Although its not quite sunbathing weather, Spring does mean longer and brighter days ahead, something we all get a little excited about after the short cold days of winter. This isn't the only thing to get excited about, our new chocolate range is sure to put a spring in your step.

With every new range we try and introduce our customers with a number of new

14 Mar2016 A Massive Thanks To All Our Customers

A Massive Thanks To All Our Customers

A massive thanks to all our customers for their fantastic support this Fairtrade Fortnight!

This is Insomnia's seventh consecutive year being involved in Fairtrade Fortnight, like previous years gone by, five cents from each cup sold goes towards this great cause. We have contributed a total of €77,874 for our various Fairtrade Community Projects.

This year we raised €13,503 for the

08 Mar2016 Montrose home to Insomnia Coffee

Montrose home to Insomnia Coffee

Opening in a new area gives us the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and try out different interiors and designs within our stores. I was really looking forward to this site (I never thought this would be my last opening for Insomnia so I'll surely be teary eyed tomorrow!) because it's such a busy location, it will attract a wide range of customers. With its proximity

26 Feb2016 Insomnia Fairtrade Project - Hekima Girls School, Tanzania

Insomnia Fairtrade Project - Hekima Girls School, Tanzania The Construction of an Infirmary & Dispensary for the Hekima Girls School, Tanzania

The funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight this year and for the past two years, have gone directly to the construction of a student Infirmary and Dispensary for the Hekima Girls School in Bukoba, Tanzania, our nominated Fairtrade project.

The project, which started back in February 2014, and raised over €23,679 thus far, aims to effectively

25 Feb2016 Insomnia Celebrating 10 Years Fairtrade

Insomnia Celebrating 10 Years Fairtrade A Look Back at 10 Years Fairtrade In 2006 Insomnia took the decision to only use Fairtrade coffee beans in all our shops. This was a big decision for Insomnia at the time and we spent 6 months trialling different blends of beans as it was of vital importance that the taste profile of our fairly traded coffee was exactly the same as the one we had been using. There was also

10 Feb2016 Ireland has a new shade of green - Matcha

Ireland has a new shade of green - Matcha

A new shade of green has taken the country by storm and it goes by the name of Matcha. However, the “new” phenomenon is not very new at all; in fact Matcha has been around since the 12th century, most famously used by Japanese Buddhist monks for tea ceremonies.  But what’s all the hype surrounding it? Fortunately for you, we know more than enough

03 Feb2016 The story behind 250KAL

The story behind 250KAL

After tackling the January blues, I  can safely say that I am looking forward to the month of February. While admitting some difficulty in trying to maintain my healthy new year’s resolution, my January goals were made easier by 250KAL treats. My plan for this year was to eat healthier without feeling the need to completely eradicate sweet things from my diet. Chocolate is my ultimate

30 Jan2016 Calver is latest home to Insomnia Coffee

We're absolutely thrilled to open our latest UK store in the village of Calver, Derbyshire. Our franchise manager Filip Spevak was there on the day along with the new Insomnia Calver team to ensure the smooth running and operation for the opening morning.

The store itself has our new modern interior of comfy arm chairs and sofas to sink into while enjoying a cuppa

07 Jan2016 New Year, New Range

Insomnia New Year Range Has Arrived

The Christmas period has bid us farewell for another year, but fear not as Insomnia have a brand new range for you to start 2016 off the right way, we have introduced some new tasty treats and brought back some of your old favourites that are sure to tempt your taste buds. Our new range is available in-store now so why not

07 Jan2016 New Year, New Store - Insomnia in Killester

New Year, New beginnings, New store!

When I went to see the site for the first time with Harry he mentioned to remain open minded. That’s always a warning sign to me. That could mean anything from concrete slab floors that can’t be traced and will be a headache throughout the project to ‘gem’ of a dampness issue!!

This

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