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03 Sep2020 AUTUMN FAVOURITES ARE BACK!

AUTUMN FAVOURITES ARE BACK!

That's right, our highly anticipated Autumn menu is back, better than ever! We are delighted to share these new products with you and know you will fall for the flavours. Although the weather may be getting colder and nights getting longer, we know that our delicious bakery treats and warming beverages will get you excited for Autumn. Whether you're a Pumpkin Pie Latte fan, crazy for peanut butter or looking for a Vegan Treat, there is something for everyone on this menu. You can now head on down to your closest Insomnia cafe to indulge in all things Autumn!

Hot Beverages

Pumpkin Pie Latte & Cappuccino 

What's Autumn without pumpkin? Our Pumpkin Pie Latte or Cappuccino is back for a limited time. Made with a double shot of premium, Fairtrade, espresso and mixed with our pumpkin pie syrup. It makes for a spicey, sweet and sippable autumnal beverage!

 

Vegan Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Our Vegan Hot Chocolate is 100% pure unsweetened cocoa. It is made from roasted cocoa beans and trust us when we say it has the same chocolatey taste of our signature Hot Chocolate! The roasted cocoa gives a pleasant bitterness and decadent, velvety feel. We have paired it with salted caramel to add a touch of sweetness. We are sure everyone will fall in love with the indulgent, full bodied chocolate taste of our Vegan Hot Chocolate. 

 

Bakery 

Vegan Nuts About Toffee Cake

Our new Vegan Nuts about Toffee Cake is a wonderfully sweet treat suitable for vegans. It contains layers of sweet vegan toffee-flavoured sponge, then filled and topped with a deliciously sweet peanut flavour icing. A dreamy drizzling of caramel sauce, a sprinkle of crunchy honeycomb and hazelnuts finishes off this wonderful treat.

 

 

Vegan Coffee & Hazelnut Brownie

Our newest Vegan brownie! Plant based goodness, made with moist dark chocolate brownie base, topped with a coffee-flavoured frosting, roasted hazelnuts, chocolate-flavoured cookie pieces and finished with a dark chocolate drizzle. Its rich flavour from the luscious dark chocolate is well balanced with the sweet coffee icing and cookie pieces, along with a nutty flavour from the roasted hazelnuts.

 

Caramel and Nuts Brownie

One of our delicious new treats brownie topped with caramel, fruit and nuts, finished with dark chocolate drizzle. With a spiced chocolate brownie base covered with sticky caramel this delicious treat will have you coming back for more. Yum!

03 Sep2020 AUTUMN FAVOURITES ARE BACK!

AUTUMN FAVOURITES ARE BACK!

That's right, our highly anticipated Autumn menu is back, better than ever! We are delighted to share these new products with you and know you will fall for the flavours. Although the weather may be getting colder and nights getting longer, we know that our delicious bakery treats and warming beverages will get you excited for Autumn. Whether you're a Pumpkin Pie Latte fan, crazy for peanut butter or looking for a Vegan Treat, there is something for everyone on this menu. You can now head on down to your closest Insomnia cafe to indulge in all things Autumn!

Hot Beverages

Pumpkin Pie Latte & Cappuccino 

What's Autumn without pumpkin? Our Pumpkin Pie Latte or Cappuccino is back for a limited time. Made with a double shot of premium, Fairtrade, espresso and mixed with our pumpkin pie syrup. It makes for a spicey, sweet and sippable autumnal beverage!

Vegan Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Our Vegan Hot Chocolate is 100% pure unsweetened cocoa. It is made from roasted cocoa beans and trust us when we say it has the same chocolatey taste of our signature Hot Chocolate! The roasted cocoa gives a pleasant bitterness and decadent, velvety feel. We have paired it with salted caramel to add a touch of sweetness. We are sure everyone will fall in love with the indulgent, full bodied chocolate taste of our Vegan Hot Chocolate. 

 

Bakery

Salted Caramel Biscuit Cake

Keeping with the caramel theme, this salted caramel biscuit cake is nearly too good! Made with delicious salted caramel, this slice has crunchy biscuits, cranberries, roasted peanuts and topped with pretzels.

Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut butter lovers rejoice! This Autumn we have introduced the perfect treat with a thick & crunchy peanut butter base with a rich chocolate ganache topping. This treat will be your new favourite!

 

Banoffee Brownie

We are mad for brownies here and this one is the ultimate indulgent treat, a chocolate brownie with a caramel layer and whole banana chunks topped with milk chocolate drizzle - It’s simply impossible to resist!

01 Sep2020 Competition Time! - Win €20 FREE credit to your Insomnia Treats account

Competition Time! - Win €20 FREE credit to your Insomnia Treats account

To celebrate the launch of our new and improved Insomnia Treats Programme, we are giving 5 lucky members the chance to win €20 credit for free! This credit can be redeemed on any Insomnia purchase in participating stores. All you have to do is 1) like the associated social media post, 2) tell us your favourite Insomnia item and 3) tag a friend! 

You must be a registered Treats member to win. Sign up today via the Insomnia Coffee app in the app store and receive a free welcome coffee too! 

Good luck!

T & C's

1. Eligibility: This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, Insomnia Treats programme members, excluding employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.
2. Entry Instructions: To enter, like the related post on Facebook and Instagram. Tag one friend and share your favourite Insomnia item. 
3. The prize: Win €20 credit that will be added to your Insomnia Treats account. Credit can be redeemed against any purchase in store. 
4. Promotional Period: Competition will run from 01/09/2020 to 04/09/2020. The winner will be announced on 04/09/2020.
5. Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via the Facebook/ Instagram account they use to enter the promotion. 
6. Winner Claim: The winner has 3 days from notification to confirm the acceptance of their prize, otherwise Insomnia has the right to reallocate the prize with no liability.
7. Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternatives. In exceptional circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with one(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to another participant. Resale of the prize is strictly prohibited.
8. Credit can only be used in participating Insomnia stores. Excludes Insomnia Franchise stores, Insomnia @ SPAR, Eurospar, Londis, Fresh, Maxol & Insomnia Self-Serve.

28 Aug2020 Serving up your Fairtrade Brew in Littleover

Serving up your Fairtrade Brew in Littleover

Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to announce an exciting new store opening with leading UK retailer, the Central England Co-operative. The store opened today in Littleover, on the Burton Road. The store was officially opened by Central England Co-op President Elaine Dean.  

Customers can expect a full range of al-fresco lunch options, tasty treats and the finest Fairtrade Coffee. To celebrate the opening, customers can customise their coffee with their own very special “mug shot” using our interactive selfie machine with a selfie or message on their coffee.

Tony Willis, Central England Co-op Store Manager at Burton Road, said: “The Society has been looking into the best way to utilise space at our Littleover Food Store to improve the offer available to our customers and members for some time.

“Therefore, I am really pleased to have Insomnia on board to deliver a high-quality café within the store, offering fantastic Fairtrade coffee and a great selection of sandwiches, cakes and snacks, which will really enhance the in-store experience.

“As a co-operative retailer which takes great pride in its support of the Fairtrade movement and in its record on sustainability and the environment, we are delighted to partner with Insomnia which shares our ethos in both those areas, selling 100% Fairtrade coffee and tea, as well as continually driving to improve its environmental sustainability.” 

 

This latest partnership marks a high point in Insomnia’s growth which has seen the company go from strength to strength since the opening of its first outlet in a Galway bookstore in 1997. Other successful partnerships for the brand include affiliations with Primark. Spar, Eurospar, Londis, Mace Meadows and Byrne, Eason and Maxol.

Harry O’Kelly, CEO of Insomnia Coffee, said: “We are delighted to add another high street retailer to our concession partner portfolio – the Central England Co-operative. A leading UK brand with 430 trading outlets across 16 counties, so this is a partnership we are very excited about.

“As a company who prides itself on enhancing the in - store customer experience, the Central England Cooperative was a natural fit for us, also sharing our ethos on Fairtrade and sustainability.

“ At Insomnia we bring the best tasting quality coffee to our consumers through carefully sourcing the best Fairtrade coffee from around the globe, we constantly change and adapt to bring the best range and variety so that we meet our consumers ever - changing needs and lifestyles. Our philosophy on customer service is simple – we place our customers at the core of the business – when they are happy, we are all happy. That is what Insomnia Coffee Company is all about”.

28 Aug2020 NEW INSOMNIA TREATS IS HERE! LOVE BEING REWARDED!

NEW INSOMNIA TREATS IS HERE! LOVE BEING REWARDED!

The wait is finally over! We are buzzing to introduce our NEW and IMPROVED Insomnia Treats APP to you. We’ve been working hard on big (and exciting) updates to our Treats programme making it easier to use and earn more rewards than ever.

Our app has had a brew-tiful makeover, with a sleek new design and is jam packed with lots of new features and upgrades. 

The NEW Treats App is now available on the App store & Google Play.

Update/Download Now 

We also have a FREE COFFEE waiting for all app users! To redeem this offer, please update/download the NEW Insomnia Treats App, once you have clicked "UPDATE" in your profile, the free welcome coffee will appear in your gift list. T&C's apply*


Whats New?  

My Gifts

We have a new look gift section which will house all your coupons, including a very special welcome treat!

Credit

E-money is now Credit. You will earn 2 pence for every Pound spent.

.Punch Cards

Earn a cup every time you purchase a barista made drink.  Your 10th cup is on us and you can use this free coffee whenever you want!

In App Notifications

Make sure you have your app notifications turned on to get notified of new gifts and personalised offers.

Feedback

Users can leave us Feedback by filling out our short survey in the app. Click the three dots in the top left corner and select Feedback

And lots more...!

As a member, you can avail of the following exclusive features and gifts:

  • Every 10th Coffee Free (Meal Deals Excluded)
  • Earn Credit for every pound spent (2 pence per Pound)
  • Your very own Birthday Treat
  • Free Seasonal drink** 
  • Exclusive Insomnia Treats
  • Personalised offers/ coupons depending on your purchases
  • Localised offers & new product/store promotions

 

How to join? 

  1. APP - Download the Insomnia Treats App on App Store and Google Play
  2. ONLINE - Click HERE and register via our web portal!

Already a member?

As an existing member, all you will need to do is update your Insomnia Treats app in the Google Play store/ App Store and log in with the email address associated with your Treats account. You will receive a 4 digit code to your email address. Pop this into the app or web portal. 

 

I'm a card user but want to use the app 

There is no need to re-register when you download the app, simply login with the email address associated with your Treats card. Your credit and cups will automatically be there. If you don’t have your phone on you, you can give the barista your phone number at the till to add credit and cups to your account. 

For FAQ's on the NEW Insomnia Treats programme please click HERE, Terms and Conditions for the Treats Loyalty Programme can be found HERE.

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Coffee 

* Free welcome coffee is available to Treats members who update/download the new Insomnia Treats app, valid for 30 day period from app login. 
 
** Seasonal and special offer coupons are awarded to active Treats customers who have made transactions within the last 6 months. Coupons are valid in participating stores only and only valid within the time period specified.
 
Participating stores only. Excludes some Insomnia Franchise stores & Insomnia Self-Serve.

31 Jul2020 Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out

Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to announce that some of our stores will be participating in the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme.  

This allows customers a discount of up 50% off their bill (maximum £10 per person) from Monday to Wednesday only from August 3rd - 31st. Customers must Eat In and not takeaway their food to avail of the discount. 

Particpating Stores 

  • Insomnia @ Primark Bromley
  • Insomnia @ Primark Oxford Street
  • Insomnia @ Spar Market Harborough
  • Insomnia @ Spar Service Station Laceby
  • Insomnia @ Spar Calver
  • Insomnia @ Spar Coalville
  • Insomnia @ Spar Thurcroft
  • Insomnia @ Spar Sleaford
  • Insomnia @ Spar Nefyn
  • Insomnia @ Spar Laceby Lodge 
  • Insomnia @ SparThurcroft 

General T&Cs:

  • This scheme will run from 3 August to 31 August 2020
  • The promotion is only valid in August, Monday to Wednesday.
  • Customers can receive a discount of 50%, to a maximum of £10 off their food/non alcoholic drink per person.
  • Customers must Eat In to avail of the discount. 
  • There is no minimum spend in store to get the discount.
  • The offer can be used in conjunction with all other offers in the store.

01 Jul2020 NEW INSOMNIA TREATS IS HERE! LOVE BEING REWARDED!

NEW INSOMNIA TREATS IS HERE! LOVE BEING REWARDED!

The wait is finally over! We are buzzing to introduce our NEW and IMPROVED Insomnia Treats APP to you. We’ve been working hard on big (and exciting) updates to our Treats programme making it easier to use and earn more rewards than ever.

Our app has had a brew-tiful makeover, with a sleek new design and is jam packed with lots of new features and upgrades. 

The NEW Treats App is now available on the App store & Google Play.

Update/Download Now 

 

 

We also have a FREE COFFEE waiting for all app users! To redeem this offer, please update/download the NEW Insomnia Treats App, once you have clicked "UPDATE" in your profile, the free welcome coffee will appear in your gift list. T&C's apply*

Whats New?  

My Gifts

We have a new look gift section which will house all your coupons, including a very special welcome treat!

Credit

E-money and Beans are now Credit. Credit can be topped up via the app and used against purchases. You will earn 2 cents per Euro spent.

Punch Cards:

Earn a cup every time you purchase a barista made drink.  Your 10th cup is on us and you can use this free coffee whenever you want!

In App Notifications:

Make sure you have your app notifications turned on to get notified of new gifts and personalised offers.

Feedback:

Users can leave us Feedback by filling out our short survey in the app. Click the three dots in the top left corner and select Feedback

Click and Collect:

Coming Soon. Available to app users only. You will be able to pre-order your favourite coffee on our Treats app and pick it up in store. We will be rolling out this feature to selected stores next month. Stay tuned!

And lots more...!

As a member, you can avail of the following exclusive features and gifts:

  • Every 10th Coffee Free (Meal Deals Excluded)
  • Earn Credit for every euro spent (2 cents per Euro)
  • Your very own Birthday Treat
  • Free Seasonal drink** 
  • Exclusive Insomnia Treats
  • Personalised offers/ coupons depending on your purchases
  • Localised offers & new product/store promotions
  • App & in-store top ups 

How to join? 

You can sign up via

  1. APP - Download the Insomnia Treats App on App Store and Google Play
  2. Web portal - click HERE to sign up via our web portal and start earning rewards on every sip today

Already a member?

As an existing member, all you will need to do is update your Insomnia Treats app in the Google Play store/ App Store and log in with the email address associated with your Treats account. You will receive a 4 digit code to your email address. Pop this into the app or web portal. 

In order to use your Treats account in store you will need to login to your profile on the app or web portal and click "UPDATE" to activate your account and your benefits.

I'm a card user but want to use the app 

There is no need to re-register when you download the app, simply login with the email address associated with your Treats card. Your credit and cups will automatically be there. If you don’t have your phone on you, you can give the barista your phone number at the till to add credit and cups to your account. 

For FAQ's on the NEW Insomnia Treats programme please click HERE, Terms and Conditions for the Treats Loyalty Programme can be found HERE.

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Coffee 

* Free welcome coffee is available to Treats members who update/download the new Insomnia Treats app, valid for 30 day period from app login. 
 
** Seasonal and special offer coupons are awarded to active Treats customers who have made transactions within the last 6 months. Coupons are valid in participating stores only and only valid within the time period specified.
 
Participating stores only. Excludes Insomnia Franchise stores, Insomnia @ SPAR, Eurospar, Londis, Fresh, Maxol & Insomnia Self-Serve.

29 Jun2020 Summer is finally here!

Summer is finally here!

Summer 2020 is finally here! Hasn't this been both the longest and slowest few months ever?! Despite our in store experience being a little different than normal, we are still committed to giving you your favourite summer drinks! So although your summer 2020 holiday plans may be put on pause for a while, you can still get into the summer spirit with our refreshing lemonades, delicious ice teas and frappe ICECAPS! We're going back to basics with this year's summer menu.  

Traditional Lemonade

This is the ultimate refresher for a hot summer's day that will have you transported to a tropical beach upon first sip. A classic iced drink that everyone will enjoy!

Raspberry Lemonade

Another delicious, light and refreshing summer lemonade with a raspberry twist. 

Peach Iced Tea

​Peach + iced tea = match made in heaven. This drink has a lovely sweet and fruity flavour without being too overpowering. It's sure to hit the spot on a summer day. 

 

Frappe Latte ICECAP 

A new ICECAP to the family for all the coffee lovers out there! Made from x2 shots of coffee, milk and vanilla frappe powder blended with ice, and choice of cream for the top. 

09 Jun2020 We’re Back Brewing

We’re Back Brewing

We have reopened a number of company owned stores for takeaway only, operating in line with current Government & HSE advice and guidelines.

Click here to view our Covid - 19 health and safety protocols in stores.

Last updated 17/06/2020

Abbey Street
Ashbourne
Athy
Baggot Street
Ballsbridge
Ballybrack
Blackpool SC
Blackrock
Blanchardstown
Cabra 
Carpenterstown SC
Cavan
Charleville
Chatham
Churchtown
Claremorris
Clontarf
Deansgrange
Donnybrook
Dorset St
Drogheda SC
Drumcondra
Dun Laoghaire
Dundalk
Dundrum 
Ennis O'Connell St
Ennis SC
Galway Eyre Square
Gardiner Street
Glen Easton SC
Glenageary
Gorey  SC
Greystones
Heuston
HSQ
Kells
Kilkenny
Killester
Leixlip SC
Letterkenny
Loughboy SC
Macken House
Malahide
Mallow
Monaghan SC
Montrose
Mullingar
Naas
Navan Road
Navan Town
Newbridge
Northern Cross
Palmerstown
Portlaoise
Portmarnock
Primark Swords
Rathmines
Roscommon
Saggart 
Shannon SC
Sligo SC
Smithfield
Stephen's Green
Sutton
Tallaght Cross
Waterford Ardkeen

To view the opening hours for these stores, please click here

05 Jun2020 Insomnia Activity Sheet for kids!

Insomnia Activity Sheet for kids!

Keeping the kids entertained all day can be difficult to do while being home! We're sharing a fun activity sheet that will 'em busy for hours! 

You can simply download the Insomnia activity sheet below and print it off at home to keep your mini Insomnia fan busy. Here's how to do it:

1.Click on the image below to open

2. Right click on the image

3. Select "Save Image as" and save it to your computer

4. Then simply print it off 

We'd love to see your completed Activity Sheets so tag us on Instagram @insomniacoffeeco and use the hashtag #InsomniaAtHome

11 May2020 Customer Announcement

Customer Announcement

Since our store closures in March, we have been working hard on developing new systems and procedures to allow us to operate our stores safely with all the necessary Covid- 19 health and safety protocols in place. 

We re-opened trial stores to begin with, operating a Takeaway service. We are confident that we have a system that works well in the new normalities that our current environment of social distancing will entail over the coming months.

Our re-opened stores will be offering a limited takeaway menu of coffees and some baked treats with restricted opening hours.

We are re-opening a limited number of stores in a slow, controlled and safe manner, and operating in line with current Government & HSE advice and guidelines at all times. Our continued focus is on the health and wellbeing of our team members, customers and communities, for that reason we have also enlisted the support of an external auditor to assess our safety measures.

You can find information on our re-opened stores on our website, under the Store List on the "Find Your Insomnia" page here
 

Some of the new procedures we have put in place are:

  • We are operating a Takeaway service only
  • Customers will queue inside and outside the store at two metres apart from each other, with clear markings for queuing
  • Some stores will operate a hatch service from a window
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance
  • Customer flow into the store will be restricted
  • Floor markings are in the store for customers to follow
  • Protective Perspex screens have been fitted to the till counter and pickup area
  • Contactless payments will only be accepted
  • Dedicated workspaces for team members
  • Gloves and protective face masks are available for team members
  • Extra training for our team members on all new health and safety procedures
  • Intensified cleaning and disinfection procedures in place for equipment, premises, contact surfaces and touch points.

Over the coming weeks we will be introducing a new “Click and Collect” service whereby customers can order and pay for their coffee on our app and collect in store. This will have its own dedicated queuing system and pickup points.

We thank our customers for their continued patience, loyalty and support over this very difficult period. 

As always, our team members have been fantastic and have so quickly adapted to these new measures we have put in place to keep everyone safe. 

29 Apr2020 Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

That's right we're jumping on the Banana Bread Bandwagon! For anyone who hasn't already made it, we've got our much requested recipe for you!  

Thanks to Ciara in Brodericks Homemade for sharing the recipe with us! We would love if you could share your bakes with us! Tag us on social media and use #insomniaathome

Ingredients 

2 - Ripe Bananas
2 - Large Eggs
3/4 tsp - Baking Powder
1/2 tsp - Bread Soda
1 tsp - Mixed Spice
200g - Plain Flour
170g - Oil
128g - Caster Sugar
70g - Golden Syrup

Method

Line a loaf tin with greaseproof or silicone paper.

1. Mix the ripe bananas and caster sugar together in a mixer at high speed until well combined.
2. Add the wet and dry ingredients and mix for a further 90 seconds until a batter is formed.
3. Add golden syrup and mix for 30 seconds.
4. Pour into a lined loaf tin.
5. Bake at 160 degrees Celsius in a conventional oven for 1hr 10 minutes – until a skewer comes out clean.  

Enjoy! 

27 Apr2020 Bring on the Zoom Calls!

Bring on the Zoom Calls!

A brand new week means all the upcoming Zoom calls! Whether it's a call with your team at work or a quiz night with your friends, Zoom is a great way to keep us all connected through these strange times. 

Why not change up your call with one of our Insomina Zoom backgrounds, so if you can't come to us we can virtually come to you! Use one of our backgrounds and immerse yourself into your local Insomnia cafe. Grab a coffee, relax and have a catch up with your parents/ siblings/ aunt/ uncle/ friend/ dog etc. 

All you have to do is right click on the Zoom backgrounds below and download each of them to your computer. 

When you have your Zoom meeting open, do the following:

1. Click on the arrow beside "Stop Video"

2. Select "Choose Virtual Background"

3. Then you can upload your Zoom Background files here

4. Have fun!

20 Apr2020 Chocolate Caramel Crispy Square Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Crispy Square Recipe

Our super easy Chocolate Caramel Crispy Square Recipe  is definitely one for the whole family to get involved in! Thanks to Ciara from Brodericks Handmade for sharing the recipe with us! 

Don't forget to share your bakes with us! Tag us  on social media and use the #InsomniaAtHome

 Ingredients

Base

180g rice crispy
115g butter
115g dark brown sugar
1tbsp golden syrup

Caramel Layer 

100g caster sugar
1⁄4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp golden syrup
100g butter
200g (1/2 tin) of condensed milk

Chocolate layer

150g milk choc roughly chopped

Method

Line a 20cm x 20cm square cake tin with greaseproof/silicone paper.

Base Layer

Melt butter and sugar together for crispy base in a heavy bottomed pan, do not stir at this point, wait until golden and clear of sugar granules. Take pan off the heat Add tbsp of golden syrup and rice crispies and stir together until well combined. Be careful as caramel is quite hot! Add to lined cake tin and compress into tin using a potato masher to protect fingers from hot caramel. Leave to cool in the fridge for 40 mins.

Caramel Layer

In same caramel pan add sugar, butter, golden syrup, salt and condensed milk and place over a medium heat, allow to melt together and come to a simmer for 10-15mins until caramel is thick and golden, Stir occasionally to prevent catching at the bottom.

Chocolate Layer 

Layer caramel over crispy base and return to fridge until completely cooled. In a bowl add milk chocolate and melt of a pot of simmering water until melted. Pour into baking tray over cooled caramel layer and allow to set before cutting into crispy square treats.

Enjoy!

10 Apr2020 Your chance to enter the Great Insomnia Bake Off

Your chance to enter the Great Insomnia Bake Off

It’s Competition time!... or Great Insomnia Bake Off time, to be precise.

We were supposed to have these Easter Nests in store this week… but we’ve done the next best thing and can share the recipe with you. 

We have been so impressed with everyone who has made our recipes so far and thought we’d set a little Easter challenge! Ciara, from Sweet Things Badass Bakery, is our judge for the competition and will kindly gift a bakery kit for the winner! We want you to be as creative as possible and share your best showstoppers with us! 

Entry is super easy and something the whole family can get involved in. All you have to do is follow our recipe (with or without the optional extras), take a picture of your finished Easter Nests, tag @insomniacoffeeco on Facebook or Instagram and use the #GreatInsomniaBakeOff. All competition entries will receive 2 hot beverage vouchers for taking part, which we will send once we reopen.

T&C’s apply. Entries close on Thursday April 16th. So what are you waiting for!

Easter Nest Recipe

Ingredients

• 250g - Cornflakes 
• 120g - Caster Sugar 
• 120g - Golden Syrup
• 120g - Unsalted Butter
• 150g - Milk Chocolate (Ciara recommends using 30% Cocoa cooking chocolate from the bakery aisle) 

Decorations

• Mini Eggs – 60 (3 per nest)
• Smarties or Galaxy Eggs can also be used

Optional Extras

Coconut Grass 

• 100g - Desiccated Coconut
• As needed - Green Food Colouring

Ganache 

• 30g - Single Cream 
• 70g - Milk Chocolate

Method

To Make Coconut Grass (optional)

Weigh the coconut, put into a small bowl and sprinkle green food colouring onto the coconut, rub together and set aside.

To make the Easter Nets 

• Weigh the cornflakes into a large bowl and set aside
• Line 20 cupcake tins with cupcake cases
• Weigh golden syrup, caster sugar and butter into a saucepan. Heat gently until all ingredients have melted
• Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water until melted
• Allow syrup mixture to cool slightly
• Pour over the cornflakes and mix by hand, be careful not to crush the cornflakes
• Pour over the melted chocolate and mix by hand until all cornflakes are covered
• Divide the cornflake mixture over the 20 cases (About 60g per case)
• Using your fingers press down in the centre of each nest to create a shallow well (add 3 mini eggs if not making the ganache)
• (Optional) Sprinkle the green coconut inside the nests
• Place in the fridge to set

To make the ganache (optional)

• Place the cream and chocolate into a glass bowl and over simmering water
• Stir with a whisk or silicone beater until smooth and glossy
• Take the nests out of the fridge
• Using a teaspoon – spoon about 5g of ganache into the centre of the nests
• Gently press 3 mini eggs into the ganache and allow to set before consuming

Don’t forget to take a picture and share your Easter Nests with us
#GreatInsomniaBakeOff

Competition closes Thursday 16th April 2020 Please see T & C’s below. 

T & C's

1. Eligibility: This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.

2. All entries must meet the following requirements;

  • Entrants must post a picture of their Easter nests to their Instagram or Facebook account
  • Tag the official Insomnia Coffee Company account on Instagram @insomniacoffeeco or Facebook @InsomniaCoffeeCo
  • Use the hashtag #GreatInsomniaBakeOff 

3. Promotional Period: Competition will run from 10/04/2020 to 16/04/2020. The winner will be announced on 17/04/2020 as chosen by Ciara from Sweet Things Badass Bakery. 

4. The winner will receive an at home bakery kit to be supplied by Sweet Things Badass Bakery, this will be sent when Insomnia Head Office and High Street stores reopen. 

5. All competition entries received that meet the entry requirements will receive 2 hot beverage vouchers for taking part. 

6. Vouchers will be dispatched when Insomnia Head Office and High Street stores reopen. A member of the Insomnia team will be in touch with the entrant to confirm their name and postal details, where the entrant has an Insomnia Treats account, the option will be given to add additional beans to their account.  

7. Winner Notification: The Winner will be notified via the Instagram or Facebook account they used to enter the promotion. 

8. Winner Claim: The winner has 3 days from notification to confirm the acceptance of their prize, otherwise Insomnia has the right to reallocate the prize with no liability.

9. The top prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternatives. In exceptional circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with one(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to another participant. Resale of the prize is strictly prohibited.

07 Apr2020 Traditional Tea Brack Recipe

Traditional Tea Brack Recipe

Traditional Tea Brack

Our Traditional Tea Brack is a classic favourite in stores and now you can recreate it with this delicious recipe. Did you know that our Tea Brack is award winning also? Our supplier Sweet Things Bakery won a Gold Star at the 2019 Great Taste Awards! 

Ciara, from Sweet Things, has kindly shared her own recipe with us so you can a little Insomnia at home: "A good Tea Brack is simple to make and requires minimal prep and ingredients. You will have most of what you need already in your kitchen cupboards. You want to achieve a nice moist cake. You can add an apricot glaze when cooled to give it a sticky finish... Let the kids get involved by mixing the batter! Enjoy, Ciara". #InsomniaAtHome

Ingredients

  • 225g/ 8oz Self Raising Flour
  • 350g packet of Sultanas (mixed fruit/ raisins work also)
  • 350ml / 1/2 pint of Hot Tea (choose your favourite plain drinking tea)
  • 125g/ 4oz Golden Caster Sugar (Brown sugar works here too)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Method

1. Place fruit in bowl and the hot tea. Allow to soak for 2 hours. If you use cold tea, the fruit needs to soak overnight.

2. The fruit should have absorbed all the liquid. It's fine if there is a little tea left in the bowl - you can add this to the mix, and it will give you a moister cake. Add the sugar to the fruit and mix until well combined

3. Next add the egg and mix until well combined. 

4. Finally, add the flour and mix until well combined. If you feel the mix is a little dry, then add a little water.

5. Transfer to a greased and base lined 900g/ 2lb loaf tin or a 20cm/ 8" round cake tin.

6. Bake in a preheated oven 170 degrees Celsius/ 325 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas 3 for approximately 1 hour or until risen and firm to the touch.

7. Cool on a wire tray

8. Extra - If you like a sticky brack, boil up a little apricot jam and brush over the cake.

Serving Suggestion: When the cake is a couple of days old, it is amazing toasted and served with some butter!

Enjoy!

06 Apr2020 Porridge Bread Recipe

Porridge Bread Recipe

Plenty of time to kill? Let's get baking!

What better to set you up for the day than a delicous and nutritious slice of our Porridge Bread... right from the comfort of your own home! Our Porridge Bread is freshly baked by Sweet Things bakery, established by husband and wife team, Ciara and Ian. Happy baking. #InsomniaAtHome

Ingredients

  • 500g Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
  • 50ml milk
  • 360g Porridge Oats
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cp of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of mixed seeds

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and grease a standard loaf tin.

2. Mix the yoghurt, milk, egg and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl.

3. Add in the oats, salt, raisins and mixed seeds (Keep some for the top)

4. Transfer the mixture to the tin. Sprinkle the leftover mixed seeds on top

5. Place the tin in the oven and bake for around 50-55 minutes. Insert a skewer into the bread and if it comes out clean then it done!

6. Transfer loaf to wire rack and allow to cool.

Enjoy!

02 Apr2020 Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight!

Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight!

We'd like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for your fantastic support during Fairtrade Fortnight. 

We are delighted to announce that this year we raised an incredible €25,000 which will go directly to our nominated project, the ACODIHUE Coffee Cooperative in Guatemala. This means that since 2009, we have raised over €150,000 for our nominated projects. 

The money raised will provide:

  • Financial independence for the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in Guatemala
  • Technical training to ensure higher levels of productivity on the farms
  • Improved management processes for coffee cultivation

ACODIHUE was founded in 1996 in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The mission of ACODIHUE is to contribute to the sustainable social economic development of partner organisations and the local population through the provision of services, the promotion of value chains and entrepreneurship. It was one of the first organisations to promote coffee grown by its members under the label of “Café a Manos de Mujer” (“Coffee Made by Women”). The initiative has been successful and the coffee of ACODIHUE is already recognised in the international market. However, the women now want to use better production in the planting of the crop to increase productivity without jeopardising the quality of the coffee produced.

None of this would be possible without your support, so we thank you once again for choosing Fairtrade and supporting this year’s project. 

01 Apr2020 Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight!

Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight!

We'd like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for your fantastic support during Fairtrade Fortnight. 

We are delighted to announce that this year we raised an incredible £22,000 which will go directly to our nominated project, the ACODIHUE Coffee Cooperative in Guatemala. This means that since 2009, we have raised over £130,000 for our nominated projects. 

The money raised will provide:

  • Financial independence for the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in Guatemala
  • Technical training to ensure higher levels of productivity on the farms
  • Financial independence for the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in Guatemala

ACODIHUE was founded in 1996 in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The mission of ACODIHUE is to contribute to the sustainable social economic development of partner organisations and the local population through the provision of services, the promotion of value chains and entrepreneurship. It was one of the first organisations to promote coffee grown by its members under the label of “Café a Manos de Mujer” (“Coffee Made by Women”). The initiative has been successful and the coffee of ACODIHUE is already recognised in the international market. However, the women now want to use better production in the planting of the crop to increase productivity without jeopardising the quality of the coffee produced.

None of this would be possible without your support, so we thank you once again for choosing Fairtrade and supporting this year’s project. 

01 Apr2020 Insomnia Word Search

Insomnia Word Search

We've got a little Insomnia challenge for you today! 

Can you find 10 coffee related words in our very own Insomnia Word Search? Why not challenge the whole family and see who can find the most words! Remember there is 10 to find. 

If you would like to print out the word search, follow the steps below.

1.Click on the image below to open

2. Right click on the image

3. Select "Save Image as" and save it to your computer

4. Then simply print it off 

31 Mar2020 Insomnia announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies!

Insomnia announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies!

Insomnia Coffee Company has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the second year running, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 6 March. 

Nine companies have qualified for the first time in the 2020 Best Managed Companies Awards programme. They join a network of 130 companies representing 27 counties across Ireland, with a combined turnover of €11.4 billion, over €3 billion in annual export sales and providing 42,000 jobs.

Commenting on the award, Harry O Kelly, CEO, Insomnia Coffee Company said: "We are delighted to be recognised as one of Ireland's best managed companies for the second year in a row. This award is a cumulation of all the hard work by the entire team in Ireland & the UK.  It is a fantastic acknowledgement for us to receive this accolade for the second year running".

Anya Cummins, Lead Partner for the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said: “We are consistently impressed by the organisations that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards programme, and the contribution that this important cohort of the economy make is highlighted by the turnover and employment numbers of the winning companies. While Irish companies across all sectors navigate issues such as talent acquisition and retention, continuing uncertainty around Brexit and regulatory challenges, the management teams of the winning companies have demonstrated their razor-sharp focus on their objectives, an agility to adapt in a disruptive market place and to innovate and use technology as a real differentiator for them.

“The fast pace of disruption in the current marketplace makes it critical for organisations to maintain holistic, integrated strategies and seek long-term growth opportunities. Through the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, we are working with applicant companies to help them focus on strategies that will drive sustainable growth for them into the future. We are celebrating 130 companies that are not afraid to be challenged on their strategies - in fact want to be challenged - and that have risen to the challenge.”

Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said: “The Best Managed Companies programme is a unique opportunity for organisations to not only examine and improve upon their overall performance, but importantly to celebrate the hard work that their teams put in all year round. The programme has supported numerous indigenous Irish companies to re-evaluate and strengthen their business strategies and their growth and development plans. It is inspiring to watch such a vast number of companies requalify for this prestigious award and retain their position in this impressive and growing alumni of best managed companies in Ireland.”

The members of this year’s judging panel were: Frank Ryan, Chair of the Judging Panel; Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte; Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking; Siobhan McAleer, Commercial Director, IMI; Rose Hynes, Chairman, Shannon Group Board and Origin Enterprises; Feargal Mooney, former Chief Executive Officer of HostelWorld; and Colm O’Reilly, CEO, Business Post.

24 Mar2020 Insomnia Colouring Sheet for Kids!

Insomnia Colouring Sheet for Kids!

We understand that it may be difficult to keep kids entertained at home! So if you're looking for something fun to keep them occupied for a while, then look no further! You can simply download the colouring sheet below and print it off at home to keep your mini Insomnia fan busy. Here's how to do it:

1.Click on the image below to open

2. Right click on the image

3. Select "Save Image as" and save it to your computer

4. Then simply print it off 

...Happy Colouring!

 

23 Mar2020 Customer Update: Covid 19

Customer Update: Covid 19

Insomnia Coffee Company has made the difficult decision to close all company owned stores in the UK from today 23rd March 2020 until it’s sensible to reopen. While we wish we could remain open to offer you the best coffee and an escape in these uncertain times, we need to do the right thing to protect our team members, our customers and communities, and do our part to help stop the sprea of Covid 19.

We will continue to re-evaluate these store closures but will only reopen once it is safe to do so.  This will be done on a store by store basis. 

We must take our hats off to our amazing team who have had to adapt very quickly to new measures put in place to maintain a safe environment for all. With the temporary store closures, we can now put 100% of our energy into supporting our team members and their ever-evolving needs in the new reality we face together. Because facing it together is the only way forward.

For now, we encourage our teams and customers to stay at home with loved ones and to keep kindness at the forefront of our lives, so that together we can help flatten the curve of this spread. 

To our colleagues and partners in essential retail who don’t have the option of shutting their doors, we truly appreciate you. 

In the meantime, our deepest gratitude goes out to all the front-line medical professionals. You really are superheroes. 

We must stand apart today so that we can stand together tomorrow.

Thank you for your continued support. 

See you soon,

The Insomnia Team

20 Mar2020 Customer Update: Covid-19

Customer Update: Covid-19

Insomnia Coffee Company has made the difficult decision to close all company owned stores on the island of Ireland from today 20th March 2020 until it’s sensible to reopen. 

While we wish we could remain open to offer you the best coffee and an escape in these uncertain times, we need to do the right thing to protect our team members, their families, our customers and communities, and do our part to help stop the spread of Covid-19. 

We will continue to re-evaluate these store closures but will only reopen once it is safe to do so. This will be done on a store by store and a community by community basis. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for your unwavering support and understanding as we have navigated these uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming you all in store when this current but temporary situation has passed. 

We must take our hats off to our amazing team members (many of whom have been with Harry our CEO and Insomnia from day one) who have had to adapt very quickly to new measures put in place sometimes on daily/hourly basis to maintain a safe environment for all. With the temporary store closures, we can now put 100% of our energy into supporting our team members and their ever-evolving needs in the new reality we face together. Because facing it together is the only way forward.

We will donate any leftover stock we have in stores to local hospitals and charities where possible.

For now, we encourage our teams and customers to stay at home with loved ones and to keep kindness at the forefront of our lives, so that together we can help flatten the curve of this spread. To our colleagues and partners in essential retail who don’t have the option of shutting their doors, we truly appreciate you.

In the meantime, our deepest gratitude goes out to all the front-line medical professionals. You really are superheroes. 

We must stand apart today so that we can stand together tomorrow..

Mind each other, see you soon.

Harry and all The Insomnia Team

12 Mar2020 Let us tempt you with our most indulgent Hot Chocolates yet!

Let us tempt you with our most indulgent Hot Chocolates yet!

Insomnia is delighted to announce the launch of our New Chocolate menu. We're incredibly excited to launch our first Vegan Hot Chocolate made from 100% cocoa. Trust us when we say it's just as good as our Signature Hot Chocolate, which is no mean feat! Our Ruby Hot Chocolate will also be returning to tantalise your taste buds. Our bakery collection is equally tempting with three tasty new treats to choose from and the return of last years sell out product - the Bueno Brownie.

Hot Chocolates

Vegan Hot Chocolate 

Our Vegan Hot Chocolate is 100% pure unsweetened cocoa. It is made from roasted cocoa beans and trust us when we say it has the same chocolatey taste of our signature Hot Chocolate! The roasted cocoa gives a pleasant bitterness and decadent, velvety feel. We have paired it with salted caramel to add a touch of sweetness. We are sure everyone will fall in love with the indulgent, full bodied chocolate taste of our Vegan Hot Chocolate. 

Ruby Hot Chocolate 

This little gem is back! Our delightfully dedicant Ruby Hot Chocolate made its debut last year and has been a firm favourite ever since. Born from the Ruby Cocoa Bean, the Ruby Hot Chocolate unlocks the flavour and colour tone naturally presented in the Ruby bean. Ruby is the 4th type of chocolate alongside Dark, Milk and White chocolate. Our Ruby Hot Chocolate is an intense sensorial delight, a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness and one not to miss! 

Signature Hot Chocolate

Our signature hot chocolate is a huge favourite amongst chocolate lovers and with reason! It is made with real Belgian chocolate, melted down into a rich decadent chocolate sauce, whisked with freshly steamed milk and topped off with your choice of chocolate flakes, marshmallows or a swirl of whipped cream.

Cookie Hot Chocolate 

Our delicious Real Belgian Chocolate is blended with steamed milk and cookie crumble, it’s just like your favourite but with cookies, heaven in a cup! 

Our barista’s are happy to add whipped cream, marshmallows or chocolate flakes to any of your drinks for no extra charge, all you have to do is ask as you place your order! 

Bakery Range 

We have some very exciting new additions to our bakery range to tempt you to try something new! So, whether you're relaxing with a coffee in one of our stores or grabbing a treat to go, we’ve got just the tasty to accompany your favourite coffee.

Ruby Brownie

Enjoy a rich Belgian chocolate brownie with a ruby chocolate topping and finished with a ruby flavoured drizzle and a sprinkling of raspberries. Pair with our Ruby Hot Chocolate for the ultimate Ruby treat. 

Bueno Brownie

You asked, we delivered! Our most popular brownie from last year is back! Enjoy a dedicant chocolate fudge brownie with a smooth hazelnut centre and topped with milk and white chocolate marbling. We just know you’ll be back for more!

Baked Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

A little slice of heaven in every bite, this rich fudge brownie is topped with baked vanilla cheesecake and finished with a raspberry swirl. Trust is when we say it is as drool worthy as it sounds! 

Vegan Bar 

A tasty vegan treat, enjoy a peanut and oat base topped with a rich vegan friendly fudge topping.

11 Mar2020 Let us tempt you with our most indulgent Hot Chocolates yet!

Let us tempt you with our most indulgent Hot Chocolates yet!

Insomnia is delighted to announce the launch of our New Hot Chocolate Menu. We’re incredibly excited to launch our first Vegan Hot Chocolate made from 100% cocoa. Trust us when we say it is just as good as our Signature Hot Chocolate, which is no mean feat! Our Ruby Hot Chocolate will also be returning to tantalise your taste buds. 

Hot Chocolates 

Vegan Hot Chocolate 

Our Vegan Hot Chocolate is 100% pure unsweetened cocoa. It is made from roasted cocoa beans and trust us when we say it has the same chocolatey taste of our signature Hot Chocolate! The roasted cocoa gives a pleasant bitterness and decadent, velvety feel. We have paired it with salted caramel to add a touch of sweetness. We are sure everyone will fall in love with the indulgent, full bodied chocolate taste of our Vegan Hot Chocolate. 

Ruby Hot Chocolate 

This little gem is back! Our delightfully dedicant Ruby Hot Chocolate made its debut last year and has been a firm favourite ever since. Born from the Ruby Cocoa Bean, the Ruby Hot Chocolate unlocks the flavour and colour tone naturally presented in the Ruby bean. Ruby is the 4th type of chocolate alongside Dark, Milk and White chocolate. Our Ruby Hot Chocolate is an intense sensorial delight, a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness and one not to miss! 

Signature Hot Chocolate

Our signature hot chocolate is a huge favourite amongst chocolate lovers and with reason! It is made with real Belgian chocolate, melted down into a rich decadent chocolate sauce, whisked with freshly steamed milk and topped off with your choice of chocolate flakes, marshmallows or a swirl of whipped cream.

Cookie Hot Chocolate 

Our delicious Real Belgian Chocolate is blended with steamed milk and cookie crumble, it’s just like your favourite but with cookies, heaven in a cup!

Our barista’s are happy to add whipped cream, marshmallows or chocolate flakes to any of your drinks for no extra charge, all you have to do is ask as you place your order!

We have some very exciting new additions to our bakery range to tempt you with something new! So, whether you're relaxing with a coffee in one of our stores or grabbing a treat to go, we’ve got just the tasty treat to accompany your favourite coffee.

Bakery 

Snikka Stack

Where do we start which this indulgent treat stacked high with layers of gooey goodness! A gooey peanuty flavoured caramel, filled with white chocolate cookies and topped with layers of peanut flavoured chocolate, followed by a layer of gooey chocolate brownie, peanut flavour icing flooded in sticky millionaire’s caramel sauce and finished with hand sprinkled roast hazelnuts nibs and golden sugar nibs.

Daim Cake

This Gluten Free almond cake combines an irresistible almond base made with smooth milk chocolate and crunchy pieces of Daim with an indulgent golden cream and crunchy almond caramel all deliciously coveted in smooth milk chocolate. 

Vegan Coffee & Hazelnut Brownie 

Our newest Vegan brownie! Plant based goodness, made with moist dark chocolate brownie base, topped with a coffee-flavoured frosting, roasted hazelnuts, chocolate-flavoured cookie pieces and finished with a dark chocolate drizzle. Its rich flavour from the luscious dark chocolate is well balanced with the sweet coffee icing and cookie pieces, along with a nutty flavour from the roasted hazelnuts.

10 Mar2020 Insomnia is a proud sponsor of Ennis Book Club Festival

Insomnia is a proud sponsor of Ennis Book Club Festival

Insomnia are proud to be sponsors of this year’s Ennis Book Club Festival. The Ennis Book Club Festival took place from 6th-8th March 2020 and is a literary festival which aims to promote and celebrate reading and books.

Ennis town was bustling with avid book readers from all around Ireland and further afield who came together to share their love of books! Not only does the festival include author readings, discussions but also debates on topical affairs, workshops, poetry readings, music and walking tours around the historic streets of Ennis.

At Insomnia, we think nothing beats sitting down with a perfectly made coffee and a good book, so we operate a popular Book Swap system in stores whereby customers can take a book from our library home with them if one is left in its place. Our store manager, Charlotte, also took part in the window display competition and transformed the store windows into a Willy Wonka themed Wonderland!

On Saturday the 7th of March, Insomnia @ Ennis, O’ Connell Street hosted writer Ian Maleney and creative producer Brendan Mav Evilly in store where they had a discussion in advance of their live audio-visual essay “Minor Monuments”. Minor Monuments is set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog in the Irish midlands and is a thought-provoking presentation on family and loss. 

10 Mar2020 Time for Coffee at Insomnia Palmerstown!

Time for Coffee at Insomnia Palmerstown!

We've been busy bees at Insomnnia and have opened a brand-new store located in Palmerstown Shopping Centre (Unit 5, Palmerstown Shopping Centrem Kennelsfort Road Upper, Dublin 20). We've welcomed six new members to the Insomnia Team and we are thrilled to have them on board! 

We're open from 7.30am - 6.00pm Monday- Saturday and 8.30am - 6.00pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays, so we have you covered for all your breakfast, lunch and snacking needs! The new team are ready for action to start serving you all your favourite hot beverages, whether its after the school run, your morning coffee run or just for a catch up with friends, we have you covered. There's plenty of parking available at the shopping centre too.

Located around 8km from the city centre, in Dublin 20, Palmerstown has a range of sports clubs and community organisations with some great transport links also being so close to the N4, it can be the perfect pitstop for a coffee break on your journey too! 

Looking forward to seeing you all in store soon! 

09 Mar2020 Customer Announcement regarding COVID-19

Customer Announcement regarding COVID-19

Customer Announcement

We've been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19.

Our continued focus is on the health and wellbeing of our team members and customers. Therefore, we've made a few short-term changes:

  • We are temporary pausing the use of reusable cups (Insomnia Treats will still be honoured for those with reusable cups.
  • We kindly request that payments are made by contactless/ phone payment options, where possible.
  • Please avoid visiting stores if you are showing any symptoms
  • We welcome customers to use our hand washing facilities in store

Thanks for your continued support during this time.

Warm Regards,

The Insomnia Team 

26 Feb2020 Doors Open at Insomnia Dorset Street!

Doors Open at Insomnia Dorset Street!

We opened the doors of our first store of 2020!! 

Our, brand new, Insomnia Dorset Street store opened this week and prior to its opening, we conducted a very official Instagram poll to settle the debate whether it's pronounced "Dor-set" street or "Dorsit" Street and the results are in... we can now confirm its "Dor-set" street!

Dorset Street is located on the northside of Dublin and is a stone's throw away from Dublin city centre. The new cafe is on a bustling street with many amenities nearby. It's close to the Mater Hospital, Temple Street Hospital and Croke Park is situated closeby for all your game day fuel!

It's a beautiful and bright store with tonnes of natural light and the perfect place to grab a coffee and a snack with some friends! Our new team is made up of Ondrej - our regional manager, Gergely is the store manager who has previously worked with us in Insomnia Liffey Street.. Our supervisor Julia has lots of experience and enjoys working in the cofffe industry, her favourite Insomnia food item is our vegan brownie and thinks hot chocolate will be customers' go-to! Cianna is our trainee supervisor and Gabriela is our barista. Minshi and Mitzi join the team as trainee baristas and Mitzi also thinks Insomnia is a friendly place to work and loves coffee!  We are really excited to have the new team on board!

We hope to serve this busy spot with a wide range of beverages including our New Year drinks... Matcha Latte, Golden Turmeric Latte and Vegan Purple Latte. We also have some amazing lunch options on offer with a range of  salads, ciabattas, sandwiches, toasties and baguettes, along with plenty of tasty treats perfect for dessert.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

24 Feb2020 Change the world on your coffee break this Fairtrade Fortnight

Change the world on your coffee break this Fairtrade Fortnight

Every year during Fairtrade Fortnight we support a nominated Insomnia Community project and donate 5 pence from each hot beverage sold during that period. To date we have raised over £112,000.

This year, all funds raised between February 24th and March 8th, will go directly to the ACODIHUE (Asociacion de Cooperacion al Desarrollo Integral de Huehuetenango) Cooperative in Guatemala with the aim of Empowering and Advancing Women within the Coffee Industry. 

The amount raised during these two weeks will provide:

  • Financial independence for the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in Guatemala
  • Technical training to ensure higher levels of productivity on the farms
  • Improved management processes for coffee cultivation

ACODIHUE was founded in 1996 in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The mission of ACODIHUE is to contribute to the sustainable social economic development of partner organisations and the local population through the provision of services, the promotion of value chains and entrepreneurship. It was one of the first organisations to promote coffee grown by its members under the label of “Café a Manos de Mujer” (“Coffee Made by Women”). The initiative has been successful and the coffee of ACODIHUE is already recognised in the international market. However, the women now want to use better production in the planting of the crop to increase productivity without jeopardising the quality of the coffee produced.

The coffee of ACODIHUE grows in an altitude range between 1300 and 1800 meters and its main harvest is between the months of December to April. The women carry out the cultural tasks and management of coffee under a sustainable approach complying with the criteria of Fairtrade production.

The harvesting process is carried out mainly with the use of family labour or with neighbours of the community, the harvesting is done manually and collecting only the mature grains, then the primary selection of grains is made to select the best grains and conserve the quality, once selected it is pulped, fermented, washed, culminated in these processes, another selection of imperfect grains is made in the runner channel and later it is sun dried in patios until it reaches a humidity level between 12 to 10% , at which point it is ready for storage.

Afterwards, a sample is taken for quality control, once the quality of the batch is accepted, the delivery to ACODIHUE's central warehouses is organised, after which the lots are prepared according to the requirements and order of customers. 

The funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight will ensure the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in will have financial independence and improve productivity and management at farm level.

None of this will be possible without your support, so please join us this year to Empower and Advance Women within the Coffee Industry. 

24 Feb2020 Change the world on your coffee break this Fairtrade Fortnight

Change the world on your coffee break this Fairtrade Fortnight

Every year during Fairtrade Fortnight we support a nominated Insomnia Community project and donate 5 cent from each hot beverage sold during that period. To date we have raised over €130,000. 

This year, all funds raised between February 24th and March 8th, will go directly to the ACODIHUE (Asociacion de Cooperacion al Desarrollo Integral de Huehuetenango) Cooperative in Guatemala with the aim of Empowering and Advancing Women within the Coffee Industry. 

The amount raised during these two weeks will provide:

  • Financial independence for the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in Guatemala
  • Technical training to ensure higher levels of productivity on the farms
  • Improved management processes for coffee cultivation

ACODIHUE was founded in 1996 in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The mission of ACODIHUE is to contribute to the sustainable social economic development of partner organisations and the local population through the provision of services, the promotion of value chains and entrepreneurship. It was one of the first organisations to promote coffee grown by its members under the label of “Café a Manos de Mujer” (“Coffee Made by Women”). The initiative has been successful and the coffee of ACODIHUE is already recognised in the international market. However, the women now want to use better production in the planting of the crop to increase productivity without jeopardising the quality of the coffee produced.

The coffee of ACODIHUE grows in an altitude range between 1300 and 1800 meters and its main harvest is between the months of December to April. The women carry out the cultural tasks and management of coffee under a sustainable approach complying with the criteria of Fairtrade production.

The harvesting process is carried out mainly with the use of family labour or with neighbours of the community, the harvesting is done manually and collecting only the mature grains, then the primary selection of grains is made to select the best grains and conserve the quality, once selected it is pulped, fermented, washed, culminated in these processes, another selection of imperfect grains is made in the runner channel and later it is sun dried in patios until it reaches a humidity level between 12 to 10% , at which point it is ready for storage.

Afterwards, a sample is taken for quality control, once the quality of the batch is accepted, the delivery to ACODIHUE's central warehouses is organised, after which the lots are prepared according to the requirements and order of customers. 

The funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight will ensure the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in will have financial independence and improve productivity and management at farm level.

None of this will be possible without your support, so please join us this year to Empower and Advance Women within the Coffee Industry. 

11 Feb2020 Insomnia Chatham Row - The new ultimate hang out spot!

Insomnia Chatham Row - The new ultimate hang out spot!

Insomnia Chatham Row is the ultimate hang-out and date spot!

We can't wait for you all to see our new and improved "Espresso Room" downstairs in Insomnia Chatham Row, Dublin 2.

We commissioned commercial street artist and designer, Shane Ha, to design and paint a mural downstairs. The Espresso Room has been transformed into the perfect hang out spot  and date spot for friends and couples sharing a coffee or two! Whether you're meeting up with some friends, looking for a casual date idea or just to get some study/work done. We've kitted it out with board games and it has Wi-Fi and sockets so there's a space for everyone!

As mentioned, we are located at 2 Chatham Row, Dublin 2 serving your daily brew from the following the hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 7.30am - 6.30pm

Thursday - Friday: 7.30am - 7pm

Saturday: 8.30am - 7.00pm

Sunday 9.00am - 6.30pm 

We really hope to see you soon for your daily coffee fix! 

05 Feb2020 Love is in the air at Insomnia - Valentine’s Day Gift Card Competition

Love is in the air at Insomnia - Valentine’s Day Gift Card Competition

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day!

We belive that coffee is a catalyst for catch ups and chats, so we want our winners to relax and enjoy a coffee date with someone special!

This year to celebrate Valentine's Day, we are giving two lucky winners a €25 Insomnia Gift Card each. All you have to do is like our related post on Facebook and Tag who you would bring on a coffee date.

T & C's 

1. The promoter: Insomnia Coffee Company, 1st Floor, Cunningham House, 130 Francis St, Dublin 8.

2. By entering the promotion, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and by the decisions of the promoter.

3. Eligibility: This promotion is open to Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland residents aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate familiesm associated agents or anyone professionally connected to the draw or of the promoter.

4. Entry Instructions:

To enter on Facebook like the official Insomnia Coffee Company Facebook page, tag someone you would like to share a coffee date with and share the competition post. 

5. Prize: 2 x €25 Gift Cards. 1 per winner.

6. The prize cannot be exchanged for another prize or exchanged for cash value.

7. Promotional Period: Competition opens Monday 10th February @ 11.30am and closed Thursday 13th at 10.00am. 

8. Wnner will be announced on Thursday 10th @ 11am.

9. Winners have 7 days from initial notification to confirm acceptance of the prize, otherwise the promoter reserves the right to reallocate the prize with no liabilty.

10. The promoter reserves the right to verify any entrants, including but not limited to, age, name and address, before making a prize award and to refuse to award a prize, or withdraw prize entitlement where there ar reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of terms and conditions. 

27 Jan2020 Insomnia Treats Programme - Finalist at the Irish Loyalty Awards 2020

Insomnia Treats Programme - Finalist at the Irish Loyalty Awards 2020

Insomnia Treats Loyalty Programme has been nominated as a finalist at the Irish Loyalty Awards 2020 in not one, but two, categories:

  •  Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year
  • Established Loyalty Programme of the Year

We are over the moon with this news and would like to thank all our customers for making it a success! Help us win two in a row by voting for Insomnia Treats here: https://irishloyaltyawards.ie/vote . The winner will be announced on the night of the 12th March. 

Insomnia Treats was first launched in 2014 and allows our customers to scan a fob, card or QR code at the till to earn rewards for purchases. We’ve been brewing up new offers and features every year and are always looking for ways to surprise and delight our customers

Some examples of our rewards are:
• Every 10th Coffee Free (Meal Deals Excluded)
• Earn 2 Beans for every euro spent, 2 Beans = 2 cent when redeeming
• In app top ups and mobile payments
• Your very own Birthday Treat
• Free Seasonal drink* 
• Earn 20 extra beans when using a reusable cup
• Exclusive Insomnia Treats
• Earn one free coffee with the purchase of an Insomnia Keep Cup

If you’re not part of our Treats Programme you can register here: https://insomnia.bopzy.com/Account/Register 

09 Jan2020 Fáilte go dtí Insomnia Margadh na Feirme… Welcome to Insomnia Smithfield!

Fáilte go dtí Insomnia Margadh na Feirme… Welcome to Insomnia Smithfield!

We are delighted to open our newest Insomnia @ Fresh Smithfield right on the Smithfield Square. The bustling cultural quarter is home to a fantastic community and is a popular tourist location.  

The store has a welcoming new design with unique finishing touches and of course lots of seating. We are sure that whether you’re grabbing your morning coffee, catching up with your friends or setting down to read a good book, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and comfortable space with a great ambience.

We’re excited to welcome store manager Shauna to the Insomnia team. Shauna has worked with Fresh Smithfield for nearly 5 years so expect to be in very good hands! Her favourite hot beverage is a coconut flat white and her lunch pick is the Mexican Ciabatta. She thinks the locals favourite drink will be a Hot Chocolate. Fresh Manager Michal is looking forward to welcoming new customers in store and is looking forward to his daily Americano. 

Smithfield is just a five minute walk from Henry Street with the Luas Red line also stopping at the south end of the Square. We hope to see you in store soon! 

03 Jan2020 Beat the January blues with our New Year Menu!

Beat the January blues with our New Year Menu!

New Year Menu

We’re shaking things up after our indulgent Christmas drinks by adding some nutrient rich drinks that will have you feeling terrific! 

Hot Beverages 

Purple Latte made with Coconut Milk 

An exciting new addition to the menu is our Purple Latte. Purple Latte is made from purple sweet potato and its purple colour is all natural, coming from the same pigment that makes the red colour of strawberries and cherries. This drink is vegan-friendly as its made using coconut milk and is also caffeine free too.

As well as sweet potato, it contains other all-natural ingredients including coconut sugar, beetroot, butterfly pea and a hint of ginger. 

Golden Turmeric Latte

A golden oldie is our Golden Turmeric Latte! We have a latte love for turmeric lattes at Insomnia and so this delicious and nutritious "Super Latte" is the perfect January pick-me-up. Turmeric is renowned for its powerful antioxidant agents, anti-inflammatory properties and is said to act as a digestive aid which helps boost your metabolism. This is useful for these colder months to help keep you in tip-top shape!

This is also a caffeine-free drink and carries the perfect blend of cinnamon and ginger, and coconut blossom sugar for sweetness. This can be made vegan by asking your barista to make it with dairy-free milk. 

Matcha Latte

Matcha is made from ground green tea leaves, ours is also mixed with a little vanilla for flavour and will keep you energized the whole day through. Matcha is also known for its health benefits for your immune system and is rich in antioxidants... Vegan? Just asked for it to be made on dairy-free milk... What's not to love? 

Bakery

Vegan Coffee & Hazelnut Brownie 

Our newest brownie to the family! It's plant based, made with moist dark chocolate brownie base, topped with a coffee-flavoured frosting, roasted hazelnuts, chocolate-flavoured cookie pieces and finished with a dark chocolate drizzle. Its rich flavour from the luscious dark chocolate is well balanced with the sweet coffee icing and cookie pieces, along with a nutty flavour from the roasted hazelnuts. 

Vegan Nuts about Toffee Cake

Our new Vegan Nuts about Toffee Cake is a wonderfully sweet treat suitable for vegans. It contains layers of sweet vegan toffee-flavoured sponge, then filled and topped with a deliciously sweet peanut flavour icing. A dreamy drizzling of caramel sauce, a sprinkle of crunchy honeycomb and hazelnuts finishes off this wonderful treat.

03 Jan2020 Beat the January blues with our New Year Menu!

Beat the January blues with our New Year Menu!

New Year Menu

Here's to a brand-new menu, a brand-new decade and of course, a brand-new Insomnia menu! We are delighted to kick start the new year with new hot beverages and bakery items to get you ready for the year ahead. We've introduced lots of healthy and vegan items so all of you who are trying Veganuary, we got you covered!

Hot Beverages

We are shaking things up after our indulgent Christmas drinks by adding some nutrient-rich drinks that will have you feeling terrific.

Purple Latte made with Coconut Drink

An exciting new addition to the menu is the Purple Latte. Believe it or not, our Purple Latte is made from sweet potato. It contains the same natural pigment that makes the red colour of strawberries and cherries which gives it its purple colour. This drink is vegan-friendly as it's made with plant-based coconut drink (for no extra cost) and is caffeine free too! As well as sweet potato, it contains all-natural ingredients including coconut sugar, beetroot, butterfly pea and a hint of ginger.

Golden Turmeric Latte

A golden oldie is our Golden Turmeric Latte! We have a latte love for turmeric lattes at Insomnia and so this delicious and nutritious "super latte" is the perfect January pick-me-up. This is also caffeine-free and carries the perfect blend of cinnamon and ginger, and coconut blossom sugar to add a little sweetness. This can be made vegan by asking your barista to make it with dairy-free milk

Matcha Latte

Matcha is a bright green powder made from ground tea leaves...ours is mixed with a little vanillia for flavour will keep you energized the whole day through... Vegan? Just ask for it to be made on dairy-free milk... what's not to love?

Bakery

Vegan Millionaire

This delight is a vegan twist on the classic Millionaire. Ours is made with a crunchy base made from peanuts, oats and dates covered in a layer of maple syrup and sweetened dates, and finally finshed with a rich vegan chocolate fudge topping. It is as good as it sounds! Why not enjoy it with a cup of coffee made with one of our dairy-free milks for a vegan-licious feast?

Vegan Coffee & Hazelnut Brownie

Our newest brownie to the family! It's plant based, made with moist dark chocolate brownie base, topped with a coffee-flavoured frosting, roasted hazelnuts, chocolate-flavoured cookie pieces and finished with a dark chocolate drizzle. Its rich flavour from the luscious dark chocolate is well-balanced with the sweet coffee icing and cookie pieces, along with a nutty flavour from the roasted hazelnuts. 

Lemon Honey & Bee Pollen Loaf

This is a new slice of sunshine to the menu.. Our lemon, honey and bee pollen loaf cake has a moist crumb texture and a glazed lemon marmalade topping. It's decorated with desiccated coconut and bee pollen pieces. We love this loaf cake as it carries a citrus and sweet flavour, which is complimented by warming honey tones, sharpness from the lemon topping and an added crunch from the coconut and bee pollen pieces. You need to get your hands on this! 

Porridge Bread

Keep the cravings away with our delicious porridge bread. It's the ultimate choice if you're looking for healthy option for breakfast. It is a rich, unsweetened breakfast bread made with rolled oats and natural yoghurt.Try it toasted with some butter and jam.

19 Dec2019 Christmas Opening Hours @ Insomnia

Christmas Opening Hours @ Insomnia

We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

There will be some small changes to our store opening hours over the festive period. Click here to view a full list of opening hours by store from December 23rd 2019 to January 1st 2020. 

Thank you for your custom this year. We look forward to welcoming you in store in 2020!

06 Dec2019 Win One of 5 €20 Insomnia Gift Cards This Christmas

Win One of 5 €20 Insomnia Gift Cards This Christmas

To celebrate Christmas, we are offering you the chance to win one of 5 x €20 Insomnia Gift Cards.

All you must do is like and share the related post on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/InsomniaCoffeeCo/)! 

Competition closes Thursday, 12th December at 10am.

T & C’s 


1. Eligibility: This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.
2. Entry Instructions: To enter, like and share the related post on Facebook (Insomnia Coffee Company).
3. The prize: Win one of 5 €20 Insomnia Gift Cards.
4. Promotional Period: Competition will run from 06/12/2019 to 12/12/2019. The winner will be announced on 12/12/2019 
5. Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via the Facebook account they use to enter the promotion. 
6. Winner Claim: The winner has 3 days from notification to confirm the acceptance of their prize, otherwise Insomnia has the right to reallocate the prize with no liability.
7. Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternatives. In exceptional circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with one(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to another participant. Resale of the prize is strictly prohibited.
 
 

20 Nov2019 Win a pair of guest chef Adrian Martins Cook Books

Win a pair of guest chef Adrian Martins Cook Books

To celebrate our Guest Chef Range with Chef Adrian Martin, we have an exciting competition lined up! We would love to offer you the chance to win two of Chef Adrian’s Cook Books and one Insomnia Lunch Voucher… 

All you have to do is like our Instagram post, follow our page and tag a person you think should make you dinner in the comments. We will then choose a winner! 

Competition closes Tuesday November 26th. Please see T & C’s below. 

T & C's

1. Eligibility: This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.
2. Entry Instructions: To enter, like the related post on Instagram (Insomnia Coffee Co https://www.instagram.com/insomniacoffeeco/ ), follow InsomniaCoffeeCo and tag someone who you want to make you dinner. 
3. The prize: Two of Chef Adrian Martin’s cookbooks, Fake Away and Create, along with an Insomnia Lunch Voucher for the value of €10.
4. Promotional Period: Competition will run from 22/11/2019 to 26/11/2019. The winner will be announced on 26/11/2019 
5. Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via the Instagram account they use to enter the promotion. 
6. Winner Claim: The winner has 3 days from notification to confirm the acceptance of their prize, otherwise Insomnia has the right to reallocate the prize with no liability.
7. Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternatives. In exceptional circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with one(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to another participant. Resale of the prize is strictly prohibited.

06 Nov2019 Love Being Festive – Insomnia Launches Christmas Menu

Love Being Festive – Insomnia Launches Christmas Menu

Christmas has come early at Insomnia with the launch of our Christmas Menu. As always, we've got a great selection of old favourites and a few surprises on the menu to get you ready for the festive season. 

This year our Christmas cups were designed by renowned Irish artist, Fuschia Macaree. Inspired by exciting Christmas activities with family and friends including bringing the Christmas tree home, going Christmas shopping and iceskating with friends. 

Hot Beverages

Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino

A firm favourite every year, Gingerbread syrup swirled with our signature espresso and velvety milk topped with a mini gingerbread biscuit.

Chestnut Latte/Cappuccino 

Enjoy the flavour of our signature espresso swirled with Caramel sauce and velvety steamed milk, drizzled with caramel sauce for a marbled effect. 

S'mores Hot Chocolate 

A brand-sparkling new edition to our Christmas Menu. Our S’mores Hot Chocolate is made with luxurious milk Belgian chocolate buttons, a dash of S’mores Syrup and topped with latte steamed milk and whipped cream.  Best enjoyed topped with marshmallows and a sprinkle of chocolate flakes and Gold Dust.

Praline Hot Chocolate  

An indulgent hot chocolate made with melted Belgian chocolate, toffee nut syrup and topped with whipped cream. Sprinkled with marshmallows, chocolate flakes and toffee crunch for that extra Christmas magic. 


Bakery 


Gluten Free Vegan Billionaire Slice 

We’ve combined the best of both worlds with this indulgent treat, our vegan billionaire slice has layers of sticky toffee, rich chocolate ganache and a fudgy chocolate chip cookie base and is finished with gold dusted chocolate chips. This delicious treat is also gluten free. 

Sticky Chocolate & Orange Cake

This decadent sponge cake is flavoured with orange curd and finished with a chocolate flavour coating. The gateau is then drizzled with dark chocolate and orange flavoured white chocolate. 


Florentine Brownie

One of our delicious new treats is a Christmas tree shaped brownie topped with caramel and Christmas fruit and nuts, finished with dark chocolate drizzle. With a spiced chocolate brownie base covered with sticky caramel this delicious treat will have you coming back for more. Yum!

Salted Caramel and Sparkling Cinnamon Sponge

Our delicious caramel sponge is topped with white frosting and drizzled with salted caramel, decorated with cinnamon sugar and gold crisp balls. this which will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.


Penguin Biscuits

These delicious mallow shortbread biscuits are flavoured with ginger and are sure to be a hit this Christmas. 


Mince Pie 

Our mince pie's are made with a sweet shortcrust pastry and filled with rich, fruity mincemeat. They are then topped with a sweet snowy-white flourish. It is the ultimate Christmas sweet treat. Only made better when accompanied by our smooth flat white.    

Lunch menu

Christmas Feast

You'll feel like you're already sitting around the Christmas dinner table when you try this sandwich - Christmas farmhouse pulled turkey breast, baked ham, homemade stuffing, baby spinach, seasonal cranberry sauce on thick malted bread


Brie & Cranberry Veggie Christmas Melt

Enjoy this delicious toastie with homemade herb stuffing, creamy brie, cranberry sauce, baby spinach and grilled cheese on a pumpkin and cranberry bloomer bread.  

 

All of the items on the new menu are available in stores today, so whether you’re looking forward to trying our tasty new treats or old favourites we will get you in the festive spirit! 

 

06 Nov2019 Love Being Festive- Insomnia Launches Christmas Menu

Love Being Festive- Insomnia Launches Christmas Menu

Christmas Menu

Christmas has come early at Insomnia with the launch of our Christmas Menu. As always, we've got a great selection of old favourites and a few surprises on the menu to get you ready for the festive season. 

This year our Christmas cups were designed by renowned Irish artist, Fuschia Macaree. Inspired by exciting Christmas activities with family and friends including bringing the Christmas tree home, going Christmas shopping and iceskating with friends. 

Hot Beverages

Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino

A firm favourite every year, Gingerbread syrup swirled with our signature espresso and velvety milk topped with a mini gingerbread biscuit.

Chestnut Latte/Cappuccino 

Enjoy the flavour of our signature espresso swirled with Caramel sauce and velvety steamed milk, drizzled with caramel sauce for a marbled effect. 

S'mores Hot Chocolate 

A brand-sparkling new edition to our Christmas Menu. Our S’mores Hot Chocolate is made with luxurious milk Belgian chocolate buttons, a dash of S’mores Syrup and topped with latte steamed milk and whipped cream.  Best enjoyed topped with marshmallows and a sprinkle of chocolate flakes and Gold Dust. 

Praline Hot Chocolate  

An indulgent hot chocolate made with melted Belgian chocolate, toffee nut syrup and topped with whipped cream. Sprinkled with marshmallows, chocolate flakes and toffee crunch for that extra Christmas magic. 

Bakery 

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! The vibrant red velvet sponge cake, topped with cream cheese frosting is likely to be on everybody's wish list this Christmas.

Vegan Red Velvet Brownie

We’ve combined the best of both worlds in one of the most indulgent treats this season: a Vegan Red Velvet Brownie topped with a rich chocolate red ganache. Yum!

Fig and Pistachio Square

A new addition to our Christmas menu, this rich spiced fig sponge with a honey flavoured sugar icing, is decorated with pink sparkling sugar and crushed pistachios and will keep you fuelled during those Christmas shopping trips.  

Florentine Brownie

One of our delicious new treats is a Christmas tree shaped brownie topped with caramel and Christmas fruit and nuts, finished with dark chocolate drizzle. With a spiced chocolate brownie base covered with sticky caramel this delicious treat will have you coming back for more.

Salted Caramel and Cinnamon Sponge

This delicious caramel sponge is topped with white frosting and drizzled with salted caramel, decorated with cinnamon sugar and gold crisp balls, this which will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

Mince Pie 

Our mince pie's 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.    

Lunch Menu


Christmas Feast

You'll feel like you're already sitting around the Christmas dinner table when you try this sandwich - Christmas farmhouse pulled turkey breast, baked ham, homemade stuffing, baby spinach, seasonal cranberry sauce on thick granary bloomer bread.


Chef Adrian Pulled Turkey & Christmas Gravy Ciabatta

Enjoy this Pulled Turkey, Home Made Stuffing, Spinach, Cranberry and Christmas Gravy served in a warm ciabatta bread, created by Guest Chef, Adrian Martin. 

Vegan Christmas Polar Bread

Our delicious Vegan addition with Cumin Roasted Carrots, Falafel & Crispy Onion Stuffing, Tomato Chutney, Wholegrain Mustard & Rocket on Swedish Polar Bread. 

All of the items on the new menu are available in stores today, so whether you’re looking forward to trying our tasty new treats or old favourites, we will get you in the festive spirit! 

05 Nov2019 Win Free Weekly Lunch for a Year

Win Free Weekly Lunch for a Year

Win Weekly Lunch for a Year!

We are feeling generous and want to offer a lucky customer the chance to win free weekly lunch for a year..That's right a whole year!

All you have to do to win is comment under the related post on Instagram with what your favourite item is from the new range, with the hashtag #LunchOnInsomnia

Competition closes Monday 11th November @9am . T & C's apply.

T & C's 

1. Eligibility: This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.

2. Entry Instructions: To enter, comment on the related Instagram post  (Insomnia Coffee Company https://www.instagram.com/insomniacoffeeco/) and comment with what your favourite item from our new range is and use the hashtag #InsomiaForLunch 

3. The prize: Winner will receive a giftcard to the value of €430. Meal deal price €8.25 x 52 weeks. Winner will receive giftcard via the post. 

4. Promotional Period: Competition will run from 5th November 2019 at 12pm and closes on the 11th November @9am. Winnner will be announced 11th November @12pm.  

5. Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via the Instagram account they use to enter the competition.

6. Winner Claim: The winner has 3 days from notification to confirm the acceptance of their prize, otherwise Insomnia has the right to reallcoate the prize with no liability. 

7. Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternatives. In exceptional circumstances Insomnia reserves the right to substitute the prizes with one(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then Insomnia reserves the right to award that prize to another participant. Resale of the prize is strictly prohibited.

04 Nov2019 Win Lunch for your Office!

Win Lunch for your Office!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new lunch range, we want to offer one lucky winner the chance to win FREE lunch for your office! (Worth up to €200 and a max. of 20 people).

What a way to brighten up your colleagues' week and earn some major brownie points in the office! All you have to do is like the related post and share a picture of your sad lunch on our post on Facebook. We will choose a winner to upgrade their lunch... as well as their co-workers! 

Competition closes Friday 8th November 2019. T & C's apply (See below)

T & C's

1. Eligibility: This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw.

2. Entry Instructions: To enter, like the related post on Facebook (Insomnia Coffee Company http://www.facebook.com/InsomniaCoffeeCo/ ) and comment with a picture of your "sad" lunch  with the #InsomniaForLunch.

3. The prize: Delivery of lunch to the office to the value of €200 and for a max of 20 people.

4. Promotional Period: Competition will run from 4th November 2019 at 12pm and closes on 8th November @9am. Winnner will be announced 8th November @12pm. Winner must be able to receive delivery of lunch to the  office between 11th November 2019 to the 15th November 2019.

5. Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via the Facebook account they use to enter the promotion. 

6. Winner Claim: The winner has 3 days from notification to confirm the acceptance of their prize, otherwise Insomnia has the right to reallcoate the prize with no liability.

7. Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternatives. In exceptional circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with one(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to another participant. Resale of the prize is strictly prohibited.

24 Oct2019 Fáilte go dtí Insomnia an Nás!

Fáilte go dtí Insomnia an Nás!

Today we open our doors in Insomnia Naas! We are thrilled to open the new store in Co. Kildare, located at 35/37 North Main Street, right in the heart of the town. 

To take care of all the new regular customers, we have a full team of 8 new employees joining the Insomnia team, 4 baristas and 4 trainee baristas, as well as our store manager Katarzyna Czarnecka who has transferred to us from our Portlaoise store and  is really excited about the new opening! 

Sinead is one of our new baristas to join the new team and has a wealth of experience, 30 years, in the hospitality industry, so is defintely well equipped to handle all customers' coffee needs! She is looking forward to the joining the new team and notes that Insomnia  "has a great reputation as a very good employer and look after their employees very well”. 

Sarah, another new barista, was eager to join the team as it is her favourite coffee brand and has always found the staff in our cafes to be happy and friendly! Her favourite Insomnia beverage is a mocha and think the locals will favour a flat white, as well as Insomnia's festive options. Amy Harte, another new trainee barista to the team, is excited about the store opening and chose Insomnia as her place of work as it's a "it's a great company with Fairtrade coffee and environmental awareness". Her favourite food item is our delicious sticky toffee muffin. Our other new barista, Tatiana shares a passion for coffee, and with 7 years in the business shes got it down! She enjoys a simple americano.

Insomnia Naas is a beautiful new store with shelves of books that we welcome customers to enjoy while they relax with a coffee; our book swap system also encourages customers to take a book away with them as long as they leave one to stay in its place. The store is equipped with a fun playhouse for kids to keep them entertained for hours!

Our fulll menu is available in store including our medium roast, Voyager blend coffee and our delicous seasonal items!

18 Oct2019 Good Food Crafted by Insomnia - Introducing our brand new sandwich range!

Good Food Crafted by Insomnia - Introducing our brand new sandwich range!

The Insomnia Team are proud to bring a brand new lunch range to our stores. We know the importance of keeping up with our customers needs, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. We have introduced original and classic sandwich items, breakfast items, salads, kids range and expanded our existing vegan range! 

This new range highlights our commitment to fresh, handcrafted and delicious produce; which is what Insomnia is all about! We’ve invested in the best, high-quality ingredients to ensure our customers have choice and options available to them. We’ve changed from regular wedge sandwiches to bloomers, got some new fresh packaging and plenty of vegan-friendly options.

As well as that, we are beyond excited to announce our exclusive Limited Edition guest range by celebrity chef, Chef Adrian Martin. 

The Good Food Crafted by Insomnia range includes:

Bloomers

Classic Chicken & Stuffing

Free Range Egg & Cress

Classic Club: 

BLT

Ham & Cheddar 

Bang Bang Chicken

Wraps

Chicken Caesar

Tuna Salsa Verde

Peri Peri Chicken

Falafel & Sweet Potato

Rolls & Flatbreads

Ham & Cheese Baguette

Tuna Niçoise Baguette

Avocado & Mozzarella Baguette

Falafel Flatbread

VLT

Gluten Free Ploughmans Roll

Salads

Vegan Superfood Salad

Teriyaki Salmon Salad

Cajun Chicken Salad

Fire Roasted Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Hot Options

Mexican Chicken Ciabatta

Ham & Cheese Ciabatta

Club Ciabatta

Chicken Kadhai Ciabatta

Veggie Pesto Ciabatta

Croque Monsieur

Chilli Tuna Croque

Chicken Quesadilla

15 Oct2019 Insomnia Cavan is a Retail Excellence Top30 store

Insomnia Cavan is a Retail Excellence Top30 store

Insomnia Coffee is delighted to announce that our Cavan store has been selected as a Top30 Finalist in the 2019 AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards, the only store in Cavan to make it thorugh to the Top30. 

Retail Excellence is the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. The Top30 list comprises of retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry, vying to be Ireland’s National Store of the Year. The Store of the Year competition is the central part of the Retail Excellence Annual Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage the highest standards in the Irish Retail Industry. They are now the largest and most prestigious of their kind in Ireland.

The Top30 stores will now be rigorously tested with a financial audit and an onsite visit from Retail Excellence and Echochamber. The sectoral category winners, Top5 Stores and the National Store of the Year will be announced at a black-tie Awards banquet on Saturday, November 9th in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney.

Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Cavan has been recognised as a Top30 store, our store manager Kim and her team have done an amazing job since the store opened in December 2017, continuously providing exceptional customer service and of course delivering the best cup of coffee to each customer every single time they visit”. 

David Fitzsimons, Group Chief Executive of Retail Excellence commented “All our finalists are superb retail offerings and we are delighted to see them progress to this stage of the competition. Their journey through our Awards process will culminate on November 9th in Killarney where we will announce our National Store of the Year Winner along with the sectoral winners. Our Awards process is very thorough from start to finish. We started the process last May with over 600 store entries and visited each of the Top30 stores left in this competition with Echochamber, our UK Retail Excellence Consultant partners. As always the competition is intense and with the coveted nature of the title every finalist has reached new heights in promoting retail excellence within their operations”. 

All of us here in Insomnia HQ and Insomnia Cavan are looking forward to the award ceremony and to celebrating this amazing achievement for Kim and her team. 

01 Oct2019 Insomnia awarded Retail Franchise of the Year 2019

Insomnia awarded Retail Franchise of the Year 2019

We were absolutely thrilled to be named ‘Retail Franchise of the Year” at the 24th annual Irish Franchise Association Awards. The awards recognise excellence and leadership in the Irish Franchise industry. The award was presented by Ciara O’Farrell from Elavon. 

Representatives from over 35 franchises in Ireland converged on Clontarf Castle Hotel on Friday to discover who had become the 2019 awards winners within the franchise industry. Hosted by the Irish Franchise Association, the line-up included 15 awards in total. The judging panel this year was chaired by Bobby Kerr, ex-Dragon and businessman with John Lane of Holohan Lane Solicitors and Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise for Dublin City LEO.

Greg Swift spoke on the night about what they are looking for in the winners. “Overall the standard was very high, so much so that we introduced a Highly Commended Award to several of our categories this year. We also added a Green Initiative award which allows us to see, and we think it’s important for franchises to use their creativity to bring sustainability into business.”

Insomnia Junction 14 was also shortlisted in the Retail Franchisee of the Year category, narrowly missing out to The Zip Yard – Ranelagh and Drogheda.

 

 

 

 

 

13 Sep2019 Insomnia Now Open in Debenhams Redditch

Insomnia Now Open in Debenhams Redditch

It’s shopping season at Insomnia as we open another Debenhams store outlet in Redditch, UK! We are thrilled with our new outlet which allows customers to shop til’ they drop and then fuel up with coffee.

This new outlet is located in Debenhams within the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch on Walford Walk.

We currently have a team of 3 in store, led by our new store manager Timothy Davies who has two and a half years’ experience within the industry and is looking forward to serving his new customers all their new favourite beverages.

He is accompanied by Amy and Hannah, new to Insomnia, who have been working extremely hard to get the store up and ready for our opening!

The store is a relaxed and laid back outlet with comfortable seating providing a welcoming pit stop for shoppers needing to unwind after a shopping spree. The store has many quirky touches including an oldschool Coffee cinema sign, a vintage tea cup clock with the cups sourced from second hand stores in Dublin.

We are excited to be serving our new Autumn menu in store, which consists of our Speculoos Biscuit ICECAP, Salted Caramel Gold Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie Latte and Cappuccino and Golden Turmeric Pumpkin Latte. We also have a new bakery range available: Carrot Cake, Treacle Tart, Vegan Caramel Apple Betty and Lemon and Blackcurrant Drizzle Slice. We hope to see you soon! 

12 Sep2019 Cavan, Dundalk and Market Cross among the Top100 stores in Ireland

Cavan, Dundalk and Market Cross among the Top100 stores in Ireland

Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to announce that 3 of our stores have been selected as a Retail Excellence Top 100 store. 

Insomnia, Main Street, Cavan 
Insomnia, Hoey’s Lane Dundalk, Louth 
Insomnia, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Retail Excellence is the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. The Top100 stores comprises of retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry. The awards were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage high standards in the Irish retail industry.

As part of the Top 100 selection process, all store entrants were visited by a mystery shopper, the minimum mystery shop score of 93% was required to achieve Top100 status. The average score for the Top100 Stores was 93.35%. 

Cavan opened its doors in in December 2017 and has been led by store manager Kimberly Brady, who commented, “We are all delighted and really happy to be recognised as a Top100 store, I am very proud of my team and the work they have all put into achieving this”. Kimberly has also been nominated by Insomnia for Retail Excellence’s Store Manager of the Year. 

Dundalk Supervisor Scott Dorian joined Insomnia in December 2018 with the opening of the Dundalk store and said, “We’re just fortunate that we all enjoy what we do and like our customers, so it’s just second nature to be friendly and welcoming to everyone who visits our store”. Ciara Lewis originally joined Dundalk as a supervisor in November 2018 before being promoted to Dundalk Store Manager in May 2019. Ciara added “We are all delighted, I am so pleased and proud of the team”. 

Market Cross is led by Mateusz Bielen who joined Market Cross in February 2017 as a Barista before being promoted to Trainee Supervisor, Supervisor and finally Store manager in October 2018. Mateusz has competed in numerous barista championships over the years and won Insomnia’s Latte Art Throw Down in 2017. Mateusz said “I am so proud of my team, this is great recognition for the great customer service they provide”.

Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “We are delighted 3 of our stores have been recognised as a Retail Excellence Top100 store.  I am extremely proud of the teams in Cavan, Dundalk and Market Cross. This acknowledgment is testament to all their hard work, dedication and exceptional customer service”. 

David Fitzsimons, Group Chief Executive of Retail Excellence commented, “There were almost 700 entries nationwide and as with other years we are delighted with the quality of applicants this year. The very high standard of service, customer engagement and display among Irish retailers was very evident which made selecting this year’s Top100 particularly difficult. I want to commend all who entered this year and in particular, I want to congratulate the Top100 stores for making it through. Those named as Top100 finalists have what it takes to shine through and be recognised as the best retailers in the country”.

 

09 Sep2019 Shop and Coffee @ Debenhams Hereford!

Shop and Coffee @ Debenhams Hereford!

We are delighted to announce our 6th Debenhams store outlet has opened in Hereford. This is the fourth UK store opening of the year and our first UK high street store opening of the year.

Our new store is located in Debenhams, in the Old Market Shopping Centre, Hereford's premier shopping destination! 

The team will be led by Store manager Veronica Musial. Veronica was the supervisor in our Sligo store, she will be joined by supervisor Natalie and baristas Henry, Maddison and Ellie.

The store itself provides a spacious area, cosy with a relaxed atmosphere, offering tired customers a chance to unwind after a hard days shopping at Debemhams

The Insomnia team have been hard at work the past number of weeks, ensuring every last detail was looked after, ahead of today's official opening.

The team look forward to serving our new Autumn mney which includes the return of our Pumpkin Pie Latte and Cappucino and new additions such as Golden Turmeric Pumpkin Latte, Salted Caramel Gold Hot Chocolate and Speculoos Biscuit ICECAP.

05 Sep2019 Add a Touch of Gold this Autumn

Add a Touch of Gold this Autumn

Insomnia are adding a touch of gold this Autumn! That's right, our highly anticipated Autumn menu is back, better than ever! We are delighted to share these new products with you and know you will fall for the flavours. Although the weather may be getting colder and nights getting longer, we know that our delicious bakery treats, warming beverages and a very special ICECAP will get you excited for Autumn. Whether you're a Pumpkin Pie Latte fan, crazy for peanut butter, or a turmeric lover, there is something for everyone on this menu. Our cafes are perfect for meeting up with new friends or catching up with your old ones. So grab your coffee buddy and head on down to your closest Insomnia cafe to indulge in all things Autumn!

Beverages

Pumpkin Pie Latte & Cappuccino 

What's Autumn without pumpkin? Our Pumpkin Pie Latte or Cappuccino is back for a limited time. Made with a double shot of premium, Fairtrade, espresso and mixed with our pumpkin pie syrup. It makes for a spicey, sweet and sippable autumnal beverage!

Golden Turmeric Pumpkin Latte

Tumeric Lattes, otherwise known as Golden Spice lattes, are wonderfully warming and perfect to sip on a chilly Autumn evening. You may remember our Golden Turmeric Latte from our New Years collection, but this time we are adding an Autumnal twist - pumpkin (of course)! The turmeric gives the drink a lovely golden hue and it doesn't just look good, turmeric is known for its powerful antioxidant agents. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to boost your immune system, lower cholesterol and acts a digestive aid.

Our Golden Turmeric Pumpkin Latte is made with a double shot of espresso, milk, turmeric powder and our pumpkin syrup to add a hint of sweetness. You can of course make this drink dairy free by asking your barista to use one of our dairy free milk options.

Salted Caramel Gold Hot Chocolate

Here at Insomnia we are very proud of our hot chocolates, so we wanted to give you something special this Autumn. Made with our gold caramel Belgian chocolate buttons melted down to create the perfect caramel sauce, this hot chocolate is a definite crowd pleaser. Carrying notes of caramel, toffee, butter and a hint of salt, it really is the perfect blend. Enjoy with sprinkled chocolate flakes and Gold Dust on top - what's not to love?

Speculoos Biscuit ICECAP

ICECAPs aren't just for summer; we have created the perfect Autumnal ICECAP for you - Speculoos Biscuit! Speculoos Biscuits are thin, crispy biscuits with hints of spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and gingerbread. Our Speculoos Biscuit ICECAP is brand new and we think you'll love it. It's made with blended milk and ice with our Speculoos syrup, speculoos biscuit and vanilla powder. It is then garnished with cream, drizzled with caramel sauce, crushed biscuit and a full one on top also!

 

 

 

 

Bakery 

Salted Caramel Biscuit Cake

Keeping with the caramel theme, this salted caramel biscuit cake is nearly too good! Made with delicious salted caramel, this slice has crunchy biscuits, cranberries, roasted peanuts and topped with pretzels

Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut butter lovers rejoice! This Autumn we have introduced the perfect treat with a thick & crunchy peanut butter base with a rich chocolate ganache topping. This treat will be your new favourite!

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownie

We are mad for brownies here and this one has a rich Belgian chocolate brownie base layered with blackcurrant jam and topped with a creamy cheesecake style topping, marbled with a natural blackberry paste. Perfect for those who love chocolate with an enjoyable berry twist!

 

02 Sep2019 Hylô Nefyn – Insomnia Coffee Company, Now Open in Nefyn, Wales

Hylô Nefyn – Insomnia Coffee Company, Now Open in Nefyn, Wales

 

Rydym mor hapus i agor ein siop newydd yn Nefyn. We are so happy to open our new store in Nefyn. Our new store is located on the beautiful North West coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. This is our second store in Wales, after Cardiff’s St David’s Way. 

The new store design is inspired by coffee and it promises to be a new hub for the Nefyn community and visitors to the nearby sandy beach. With a comfortable and spacious seating area, the store provides a cosy and relaxed atmosphere making it the perfect place for your morning coffee or to relax with friends over a refreshing lemonade.

The Insomnia team have been hard at work the past number of weeks, ensuring every last detail was looked after, ahead of opening. Insomnia manager Gina is new to the Insomnia family but has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector having worked in the foodservice industry for the past 10 years. She chose to work with Insomnia because she “always loved to work in a coffee shop, and I thought Insomnia could be the right opportunity for me”. Her favourite hot beverage is tea whilst she thinks the local’s favourite will be a latte. 

Our full summer range is available in store, including ICECAP favourites; Oreo and Salted Caramel Latte as well as our very popular Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP. Our Limited Edition drinks, Cold Brew, Amaretto Affogato and Orange Espresso Tonic will also be available in store.

22 Aug2019 Now brewing on Leeson Street

Now brewing on Leeson Street

We’ve moved! We would like to thank our customers for their custom over the years at our Earlsfort Terrace store; we have now moved around the corner to Leeson Street, just minutes from St Stephen’s Green. 

The interior design has been a big hit with customers so far. The store has a retro meets contemporary feel with a new look counter and quirky, fun branding evoking a great ambience.

The team will be let by Zeljko who has worked with Insomnia since 2015 and most recently managed our store in Chatham Row. He is joined by Rebecca from our South Leinster Street store.

The store will open from 06:45am – 05:00pm Monday – Friday and Saturday 08:00am-02:00pm, so whether you pop in for your morning coffee or afternoon pick me up our philosophy is very simple, that you get the best cup of coffee every single time you visit. 

The full Insomnia menu is available in store including Insomnia’s new Voyager coffee blend and our summer drinks menu for a limited period only. Whether you’re an ICECAP fanatic or iced drink lover we’ve got you covered. From the mighty Oreo ICECAP to our newest berrylicious addition - the Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP, prepare for a taste explosion. If you’d like something a little more refreshing, try our Traditional Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Watermelon Granita and Peach Ice Tea. 

If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a delicious array of summer inspired patisserie products for you to treat yourself to. We also have the perfect al fresco additions to our lunchtime menu.

20 Aug2019 NOW SERVING YOUR DAILY BREW IN NAVAN TOWN

NOW SERVING YOUR DAILY BREW IN NAVAN TOWN

We are delighted to announce our latest store opening in the bustling Navan Town. The team will be let by Marta Siudak who previously managed our Ashbourne store for a number of years. 

The store design reflects Insomnia’s coffee heritage whilst also taking inspiration from vintage tea shops and industrial urban lofts. The result is a welcoming and comfortable space using fabrics and natural finishes punctuated with quirky and fun branding which evokes a great ambience. Coffee lovers will be especially impressed with the many unique elements in store such as our vintage tea cup clock with cups bought from second hand shops in Dublin’s Liberties and quirky wall features such as our scrabble wall and coffee cinema sign. 

Whether you want a corner to cosy up in or sit in with a group of friends, our store has been designed with a variety of customers in mind and with seating for up to 50 people across two levels there is an array of seating options. 

Our Navan Town store will provide employment for 7 people, led by our store manager Marta and supervisor Kristina who has over 10 years’ experience in the coffee industry and is excited to get to know the locals, she thinks their favourite hot beverage will be a caramel latte. Barista Olga is new to the Insomnia family but is looking forward to working with Insomnia because “it is a fast growing company focused on customer experience and satisfaction with a brilliant customer service and high quality products”. Her favourite hot beverage is a Dark Mocha whilst she thinks the locals with go for either an Americano, Latte or Cappuccino. 

Barista Zeljka has worked in the coffee industry for the past year and is excited about her new role with Insomnia as she really likes coffee and thinks the locals will love her cappuccino’s.  Barista Aaron Harte is new to the Insomnia team but looking forward to getting to know the locals and thinks that their favourite hot beverage will be an Americano. Trainee Barista Corinne Herward is also new to the Insomnia Team but has worked in the hospitality industry for a year. Her favourte hot beverage uis a Chai Tea Latte while she thinks that the local’s favourite will be a Cappuccino. 

Our Summer menu will be available in store for a limited time only. Make sure you pop in to sample our Summer ICECAP’s and refreshing lemonades

07 Aug2019 Coffee Time @ Tallaght Cross!

Coffee Time @ Tallaght Cross!

We are thrilled to announce our newest store opening in Tallaght Cross, located right on the luas platform so getting there couldn’t be easier! Our Tallaght Cross store boasts a sleek, modern design and is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family, along with your favourite beverage. We also operate a popular book swap in store where if you leave a book behind, you are welcome to take a book home with you!

Michal Kierpiec is our new store manager and has been working in the coffee industry for over 12 years so is well equipped to handle all your coffee needs! He was been with Insomnia for 4 years, previously working in our Ballsbridge, Baggot Street and Saggart stores. Michal enjoys working with Insomnia as he says the role continues to allow him the opportunity to grow and improve himself, having started as a trainee barista. He loves Insomnia for “diversity, being friendly and fair” and his drink of choice is an Iced Latte on coconut milk, prepared on our new medium roast coffee, Voyager.

Including Michal, the new store will provide employment for 6 staff members who we are vey excited to join the Insomnia Team. Rachel O Loughlin, a brand new Insomnia team member, is looking forward to starting in Tallaght Cross and feels her personality is well suited to working with customers within a coffee shop environment. Rachels favourite coffee is a latte but feels our hot chocolate will be a local favourite. 

Kerri, another newbie to the Insomnia Team, has experience working in the coffee industry so can’t wait to whip you up a delicious coffee or two. One of the reasons she chose to work with Insomnia is because it is a Fairtrade company which is important to her. She is also a big latte fan but thinks a flat white will be the locals favourite drink. 

Why not call into our newest store in Tallaght Cross, meet the team and try something new from our summer menu such as our delicious ICECAPs, refreshing lemonades or one of our Limited Edition drinks: Cold Brew, Amaretto Affogato or Orange Espresso Tonic. Why not also try our new Voyager coffee? It is our medium roast, 100% arabica, sourced from Guatemala and Brazil. As it is cooked for less time it has a softer and sweeter flavour profile than our original house blend and is truly delicious!

23 Jul2019 Sit back and enjoy a Coffee @ Spar Ettington

Sit back and enjoy a Coffee @ Spar Ettington

Today we opened our doors in Ettington, the picturesque village near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. 

Insomnia Ettington manager, Allyson is looking forward to welcoming all our new customers in Ettington and thinks that a new coffee shop is just what the local village community needs.

With an abundance of natural light and comfortable seating, the store promises to be the perfect place for a quiet coffee or catch up with friends. There will also be free wifi access for all Insomnia customers, so it is a great space to unwind and catch up on some emails. The store offers indoor and outdoor seating for 24 customers and has created three new jobs in the community with barista’s Rhianna and Will looking forward to getting to know the local’s favourite drinks.

The full Insomnia menu is available in store including our summer drinks menu. This includes the ever popular Oreo ICECAP and delicious iced drinks including the Watermelon Granita and Raspberry Lemonade which are sure to quench your thirst this summer or if you’re looking for your usual coffee hit why not try your favourite coffee iced.

04 Jul2019 Time for a Coffee Break in Sleaford

Time for a Coffee Break in Sleaford

We’re very pleased to announce that we have opened our first UK store of the year in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Insomnia Sleaford manager, Michelle is looking forward to welcoming all our new customers in Sleaford and thinks that a new coffee shop is just what the local community needs.

Insomnia manager Michelle has over 5 years’ experience in the hospitality sector and was attracted to the role with Insomnia as she “Thought this was an exciting new venture and previously tried the coffee and loved it”.

Insomnia Sleaford is our first store opening with Hockmeyer Motors. Hockmeyer store manager Rachael Hockmeyer said “We have a lovely big site and are always trying to add extra goods and services for our customers, we loved the Insomnia brand when we saw it at another Spar store and were keen to give our customers the change to try this fantastic coffee. Holdingham did not have a community central area and we think a Coffee Shop is ideal for this purpose”.

Rachel also told us that her favourite hot beverage was “always a flat white, until I tried Chai Latte this week!”. 

Insomnia Sleaford which offers indoor and outdoor seating for 60 customers, free wifi and has created ten new jobs in the community. Our Insomnia treats programme is also available in store. 

04 Jul2019 Introducing our New Medium Roast Coffee

Introducing our New Medium Roast Coffee

Introducing our New Medium Roast Coffee 100% Arabica

We are delighted to introduce the 2nd Limited Edition of Insomnia Voyager - we are 22 years in business this year and constantly innovating to respond to changing trends.

Insomnia Voyager brings you on a journey in every cup, every year we pack up, go out and find you a new exotic coffee, roast it medium and with heaps of respect.

This year we went to ASCARIVE in Brazil and FEDECOCAGUA in Guatemala, just one sip and you will be transported there too!
For more info on the Origin of the new Voyager coffee, click here.

MEET VOYAGER

Tasting Notes

It has notes of Milk Chocolate, Hazelnuts, Caramel, Blueberry and Blackberry.
It is recommended that it is served as an 8oz or 12oz cup. A 16oz cup may lose the flavour of the coffee.

Medium Roast 

It’s both balanced with acidity and sugar. Sugar is more pronounced.

Insomnia Blend vs. Insomnia Voyager

• Insomnia blend is dark roasted, Voyager is a Medium roast.
• Voyager coffee beans have been cooked for less time, this means less caramelisation of sugars, increased sweetness, less dissipation of acidity, more cherry qualities, softer.
• A completely distinct experience to Insomnia blend.

Countries:

Brazil 
Guatemala

Locations:

Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Huehuetenango, Coban, Verapaces, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, Zacapa, Guatemala

Cooperatives:

Ascarive, Brazil
Fedecocagua, Guatemala

Number of Producers:

+ 20,000

Certification:

Fairtrade

Altitude:

900-1600 BR
900-1900 GU

Varieties:

100% Arabica

04 Jul2019 Now Brewing in Portmarnock

Now Brewing in Portmarnock

We are excited to open our newest store in the costal village of Portmarnock!  We’re located on Strand Road beside Lidl. 

The new store design is inspired by coffee and it promises to be the hub for the Portmarnock community. With comfortable and welcoming seating and some quirky and fun décor, this is the perfect place for your morning coffee or to relax with friends over a refreshing lemonade. The store will also run the popular book swap system, where not only can you sit back and relax with a good book and coffee, customers can also take a book home, all they have to do is leave a book in their place. 

Marija Krasnic, our Store Manager has 8 years’ experience working in the coffee industry and was previously a supervisor in Insomnia Swords, she is really excited with the opening “Insomnia is a strong company name in Ireland, I love the excellent customer service Insomnia have, in the same way Insomnia care for all their staff”. Marija’s favourite hot beverage is a flat white with oat milk but she thinks the local’s favourites will be tea and americano’s. 

Our Supervisor Andreea Boeru has previously worked with Insomnia in Spar and Eurospar and has 3 years’ experience in the coffee sector. She choose to work with Insomnia because she “loves to work with the coffee, I love to drink coffee and I find insomnia stronger than other brands and tasty”. 

Barista Darren Williams is new to the Insomnia family but has a wealth of experience in the coffee and hospitality industry. He is excited to peruse his love of coffee in this new role. His favourite hot beverage is a flat white whilst he thinks the local’s favourite will be a cappuccino. Yuan Wen Chen is also new to the Insomnia team but is excited to start brewing up the local favourite coffee. She thinks the locals favourite hot beverage will be a flat white. 

Our full summer range will be available in store, including ICECAP favourites; Oreo and Salted Caramel Latte as well as our very popular Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP. Our Limited Edition drinks, Cold Brew, Amaretto Affogato and Orange Espresso Tonic will also be available in store.

28 Jun2019 Coffee with a Summer Inspired Twist

Coffee with a Summer Inspired Twist

At Insomnia we’re turning coffee on its head with the launch of our new limited edition summer drinks. We’re welcoming Orange Espresso Tonic, Cold Brew and Amaretto Affogato to our summer menu for a short time only. Make sure to get them while they’re cold!! 

Our inspiration for these limited-edition drinks came from infusing our love of coffee with a refreshing twist just in time for those long hot summer days! 

Orange Espresso Tonic

Light and refreshing, we’ve mixed two classics’ - tonic water and espresso for a unique and perfectly balanced summer beverage. The freshness of the tonic compliments both the bitterness of the Robusta and the acidic and sweet caramel Arabica notes of our coffee beans. 

Tonic water is first poured over ice and orange syrup and then topped with a double shot of our signature espresso. The result is a stunning two toned ombré effect. 

 

 

 

Cold Brew

Slowly brewed in a gentle process giving a smoother, richer flavour. It can be served on its own, with ice or with a dash of milk. 

So how does Cold Brew differ to an Iced Coffee? An Iced Coffee is simply hot espresso poured over ice to cool it. 

 

 

 

Amaretto Affogato 

Add a twist of sophistication to your afternoon coffee with our delicious Affogato. A take on the classic Italian dessert, Amaretto flavoured creamy indulgence topped with a shot of our signature hot espresso. 

The result is a deliciously gooey caffeinated delight which not only cools you down but provides a beautiful marble effect, the perfect Instagram shot of the summer! 

 

13 Jun2019 Insomnia Coffee opens in Loughboy, our second store in Co. Kilkenny!

Insomnia Coffee opens in Loughboy, our second store in Co. Kilkenny!

Insomnia Coffee Co are delighted to announce the opening of our new Insomnia outlet in Loughboy Shopping Centre, our second store in the wonderful city of Kilkenny after our store in Market Cross Shopping Centre. We’re looking forward to serving coffee to the local residents and businesses nearby and we are sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Customers can also avail of free parking at the shopping centre. 

Our Insomnia Loughboy is providing employment for 6 new members of staff, who we are so excited to have on board. Mikayla Guidera, our store manager, started off with us as a barista two years ago in Insomnia Market Cross Shopping Centre and says she chose to work for Insomnia as “it was the perfect opportunity for me to learn all about coffee and to become a Barista. Insomnia is fantastic for progressing within the company”. 

Simone, our store supervisor who has been working in the industry for 12 years, is looking forward to joining the team and she was interested in a job with Insomnia as it seems like a fun family to join. Her favourite Insomnia drink is a flat white and thinks that our Loughboy customers are going to favour the classic cappuccino.

Our new refreshing summer menu is available in store which includes our new Voyager coffee, lemonade range and ICECAPs flavours - Oreo, Strawberry Rainbow, Salted Caramel Latté and Mint Chocolate.  Make sure and call in to the team in Loughboy shopping centre so they can serve you your favourite coffee and snacks. 

Opening hours are: Monday - Wednesday 8.00am - 6.00pm, Thursday - Friday 8.00 - 7.00pm, Saturday 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm

 

07 Jun2019 Official Opening Party at Insomnia Claremorris Co. Mayo

Official Opening Party at Insomnia Claremorris Co. Mayo

Yesterday marked our official, fun-filled, opening party at our Insomnia store in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. We were joined on the day by the gang from Midwest radio who broadcasted live from outside the store and gave away great prizes to listeners, including a competition to win Free Coffee for a Year!

Inside the store, visitors of all ages got tonnes of enjoyment from our COFFie machine which allowed guests to get their selfies and images on their coffees all day. Many patrons also took part in our Spin the Wheel to win free coffees, hot chocolates and tasty food items from our bakery section. 

The residents of Claremorris had plenty of lovely things to say about the new store; with one customer, Siobhan O ’ Gara saying it was a perfect spot to catch up with friends and it was a well-needed, “insta-worthy” café for the local community. 

The local team in our Claremorris store were working hard all day producing a huge number of different coffees, hot chocolates and Iced Caps from our new summer menu. If you haven’t already, make sure to call in and enjoy something delicious from our vast menu. The team can’t wait to meet you!

Opening hours are Monday- Saturday: 8am – 6pm and Sunday: 10am – 5.30pm 

30 May2019 Latest coffee update in the Midwest: Claremorris, Co. Mayo we have arrived!

Latest coffee update in the Midwest: Claremorris, Co. Mayo we have arrived!

We’re thrilled to have opened today a new Insomnia in Claremorris, Co. Mayo! 

Claremorris is the fastest growing town in Co. Mayo and it’s located near Knock Hill, Land of the Giants and Mayfield Lake. 

Insomnia Claremorris is the third site in Co. Mayo. Located in The Silverbridge Plaza, near Tesco and other local businesses and surrounded by a big car parking area it’s the perfect place for those looking to relax for a while or looking for a shopping coffee break. 

The store is also 6-minute walking away from the town Leisure Centre – perfect for that pre-gym meal and an extra coffee boost! 

When we asked our baristas and store manager what they have to say about Claremorris, all of them mentioned the same thing:  Claremorris is a very friendly town and with a very supportive community!

The team will be celebrating the official new opening Thursday, 6th June with an Outside broadcast from Midwest Radio – pop in for a day full of surprises and give-aways with our Spinning Wheel and to experience the ultimate coffee technology with our new COFFie selfie machine and print your photo on your coffee! 

Ivelina Nacheva, our Store Manager, who has over 9 years of coffee experience and has been working with Insomnia for over 4 years in Eyre Square and Eason Galway, is thrilled with the new opening “Insomnia is a great company that is flexible and adapting to different market trends, keeps investing in people and new products, keeps opening new stores, and has a great head office team to help and back up managers.” 

Anita Canny, our barista, is from Claremorris and lives nearby the shop, is looking forward for the new journey at Insomnia as she enjoys very much working with coffee and people.

Hareem Tahir, who is also starting at insomnia as a barista, has more than 3 years of experience with coffee and mention this morning “I choose to work here because I love the inviting atmosphere it gives, I use to always go to Insomnia about four times a week to go there to relax and study, I loved the staff and I felt like I could fit in as well. But most importantly I love coffee and I love the art of coffee. I also adore customers and love meeting new people and I feel like this job is perfect for me.”

Pop in for a coffee today and say hi to the new team today and make sure to put on your calendar the official opening party Thursday, 6th June - Ivelina and team can’t wait to serve you a perfect cup of coffee!

 

16 May2019 Love Being Chilled this Summer

Love Being Chilled this Summer

Just in time for Summer, Insomnia have launched our new menu filled with exciting new flavours that will keep you refreshed all summer long. Whether you’re an ICECAP fanatic or iced drink lover we’ve got you covered. From the mighty Oreo ICECAP to our newest berrylicious addition - the Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP, prepare for a taste explosion.

This summer also sees the return of our Traditional Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Watermelon Granita and Peach Ice Tea, we guarantee you’ll only be one sip away from a relaxing tropical paradise! If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a delicious array of summer inspired patisserie products for you to treat yourself to. We also have the perfect al fresco additions to our lunchtime menu. 

ICECAP

Oreo ICECAP

The world’s most popular cookie, blended with ice and milk, covered with cream and topped off with a mini OREO™ cookie for an unrivalled treat.

Salted Caramel Latte ICECAP

This blended frappe is the perfect match for Insomniacs who still need their caffeine fix. With a shot of espresso, vanilla, milk and caramel syrup, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce, this is the ultimate afternoon pick me up. 

Mint Chocolate ICECAP

Our delicious Mint Chocolate ICECAP is a refreshing blend of mint syrup, vanilla, milk and Belgian chocolate flakes, topped with whipped cream and chocolate flakes.

Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP

Our Summer showstopper is a mouth-watering blend of milk, strawberry and vanilla finished with whipped cream, a sprinkling of colourful milk chocolate confetti, marshmallows and rainbow belts. 

All our tumblers are fully compostable and served with paper straws.

Ice Drinks

Lemonade

If you need something zesty and refreshing on those long hot summer days (touch wood). We’ve got just the drinks for you, try our Traditional or Raspberry Lemonade and it’ll be just the hydration boost you need.

Watermelon Granita

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 deliciously melts in your mouth. Packed with flavour, it’ll be love at first crunch. .

Peach Ice Tea

Brewed to perfection our peach ice tea is the ultimate thirst-quenching summer refreshment. Bonus points - it is sugar free!

Bakery

Rainbow Cake

Our stunning showstopper is filled with layers of colourful sponge, topped and side coated with a delicious sweet frosting. The top is then covered with a scrumptious chocolate sauce which has cascaded down the sides of the cake, finished with a sprinkling of rainbow coloured sugar pieces. The perfect treat for those with a sweet tooth. 

Vegan Lemon Grove Cake 

Get in summer mode with this lusciously light vegan lemon sponge, filled and topped with lemon frosting with a swirl of lemon sauce and decorated with pumpkin seeds and cornflower petals. 

Chocolate Caramel Crispy Square

A deliciously rich caramel covered crispies topped with a thick layer of gooey caramel and smothered in creamy milk Belgium chocolate.

Lunch

Vegan Coronation Chickpea

For those gloriously sunny lunch breaks in the park, why not try our delightful new Vegan addition to our food menu. Enjoy curry spiced chickpeas, grated carrot, iceberg lettuce, red pepper and coriander on thick malted bread.

16 May2019 Love Being Chilled this Summer

Love Being Chilled this Summer

Just in time for Summer, Insomnia have launched our new menu filled with exciting new flavours that will keep you refreshed all summer long. Whether you’re an ICECAP fanatic or iced drink lover we’ve got you covered. From the mighty Oreo ICECAP to our newest berrylicious addition - the Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP, prepare for a taste explosion.

This summer also sees the return of our Traditional Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Watermelon Granita and Peach Ice Tea, we guarantee you’ll only be one sip away from a relaxing tropical paradise! If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a delicious array of summer inspired patisserie products for you to treat yourself to. We also have the perfect al fresco additions to our lunchtime menu. 

ICECAP's

Oreo ICECAP

The world’s most popular cookie, blended with ice and milk, covered with cream and topped off with a mini OREO™ cookie for an unrivalled treat.

Salted Caramel Latte ICECAP

This blended frappe is the perfect match for Insomniacs who still need their caffeine fix. With a shot of espresso, vanilla, milk and caramel syrup, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce, this is the ultimate afternoon pick me up. 

Mint Chocolate ICECAP

Our delicious Mint Chocolate ICECAP is a refreshing blend of mint syrup, vanilla, milk and Belgian chocolate flakes, topped with whipped cream and chocolate flakes.

Strawberry Rainbow ICECAP

Our Summer showstopper is a mouth-watering blend of milk, strawberry and vanilla finished with whipped cream, a sprinkling of colourful milk chocolate confetti, marshmallows and rainbow belts. 

All our tumblers are fully compostable and served with paper straws.

Ice Drinks

Lemonade

If you need something zesty and refreshing on those long hot summer days (touch wood). We’ve got just the drinks for you, try our Traditional or Raspberry Lemonade and it’ll be just the hydration boost you need. 

Watermelon Granita

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 deliciously melts in your mouth. Packed with flavour, it’ll be love at first crunch. 

Peach Ice Tea

Brewed to perfection our peach ice tea is the ultimate thirst-quenching summer refreshment. Bonus points - it is sugar free!

Bakery

Gin & Tonic Drizzle Slice

This light Juniper berry infused sponge is impossible to resist, did we mention the gin and tonic flavoured drizzle icing? Heaven in a slice. 

Caramel Brownie

For all you chocoholics, we have just the chocolate hit for you. Let us indulge you with our scrumptious fudge brownie smothered in rich, luxury caramel with a velvety smooth chocolate ganache topping.

Raspberry & Coconut Slice

Take fruity to the next level and try a Raspberry Lemonade with a Raspberry & Coconut Slice. The light sponge is flavoured with coconut and raspberries and topped with a luscious coconut and cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate Caramel Crispy Square

A deliciously rich caramel covered crispies topped with a thick layer of gooey caramel and smothered in creamy milk Belgium chocolate.

Lunch

For those gloriously sunny lunch breaks in the park, why not try these delicious new additions to our food menu. 

Paprika Chicken & Chorizo Wrap

Get lunch wrapped up with the perfect al fresco option. Try our paprika chicken with chorizo, cubed potatoes and aged cheese sauce on a floury tortilla wrap.

Vegan Coronation Chickpea

Our tasty new Vegan deepfill. Enjoy curry spiced chickpeas, grated carrot, iceberg lettuce, red pepper and coriander on thick malted bread.

29 Apr2019 UK COFFEE WEEK – SUPPORTING COFFEE GROWING COMMUNITIES

UK COFFEE WEEK – SUPPORTING COFFEE GROWING COMMUNITIES

Insomnia is once again taking part in the UK COFFEE WEEK by donating 5p for each coffee sold during 29th April – 5th May 2019.

UK Coffee Week is returning to coffee shops, retailers and foodservice outlets across UK, raising money for Project Waterfall whilst celebrating and championing the country’s thriving coffee scene.  Set to be the largest yet, the celebration has so far changed over 40,000 lives and raised almost £1 million for Project Waterfall – an initiative delivering clean water, sanitation and education to coffee growing communities. 

Throughout the week, our 20 UK outlets will be fundraising by donating money from every cup of coffee served - We hope to see you around in one of our stores and that your coffee has a bigger meaning during this week.

23 Apr2019 Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their fantastic support during Fairtrade Fortnight. We are delighted to announce that this year we raised £18,747 will go directly to our nominated project, the Manizales Coffee Cooperative in Colombia. This means since 2009 we have raised an incredible £112,711 for our nominated projects.

This years' project is very special to the Insomnia team as we source our Voyager Single Origin Medium Roast Coffee from the Colombian cooperative. The money raised will have a direct impact on the lives of the cooperative members and their families by;

  • Providing eco-efficient cookers and kitchens to families and improving coffee quality conditions at farm level.
  • Improving health and living conditions of cooperative members and their families
  • Aiding environmental protection; resulting in a reduction in the demand for wood to a sustainable level
  • Empowerment of women at farm level

None of this would be possible without your support, so we thank you once again for choosing Fairtrade and helping us improve the lives of the Manizales Coffee Cooperative and their families. 

23 Apr2019 Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Thank you for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their fantastic support during Fairtrade Fortnight. We are delighted to announce that this year we raised €21,650 which will go directly to our nominated project, the Manizales Coffee Cooperative in Colombia. This means that since 2009 we have raised an incredible €129,039 for our nominated projects.

This years' project is very special to the Insomnia team as we source our Voyager Single Origin Medium Roast Coffee from the Colombian cooperative. The money raised will have a direct impact on the lives of the cooperative members and their families by;

Providing eco-efficient cookers and kitchens to families and improving coffee quality conditions at farm level.
Improving health and living conditions of cooperative members and their families
Aiding environmental protection; resulting in a reduction in the demand for wood to a sustainable level
Empowering women at farm level

None of this would be possible without your support, so we thank you once again for choosing Fairtrade and helping us improve the lives of the Manizales Coffee Cooperative and their families. To find out more about this years project click here.

05 Apr2019 Insomnia is supporting the Special Olympics Ireland!

Insomnia is supporting the Special Olympics Ireland!

For the past few years we’ve been supporting Special Olympics on their collection day, this year the Collection Day will take place on Friday 5th April and we’ll be donating 5 cents for every hot drink purchased on the day. 

The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that the charity can continue to realize its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area.

Special Olympics changes lives in so many different ways, enabling people with an intellectual disability to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.

For more information on Special Olympics Ireland and all the fantastic work they do be sure to check their website: http://www.specialolympics.ie

04 Apr2019 Seaside treat in Skerries

Seaside treat in Skerries

Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to announce that latest store opened in Skerries Eurospar this week. We’re thrilled with our new sea side location, just a short stroll from the bustling harbour. 

Skerries is easily accessible by the DART, a perfect excuse to spend a couple of hours exploring the rugged Fingal coastline with tranquil scenic walks or guided tours of Rockabill Lighthouse and the Skerries Islands. 

With seating for just under 30 people, our Skerries store is the perfect place to relax or catch up with a friend over coffee. Insomnia Supervisor Patricia is new to our Insomnia family but looking forward to the challenge and getting to know her customers and the local area. Her favourite hot beverage is Tea whilst she thinks the local’s favourite will be an Americano. Store Manager Shane believes “Insomnia will bring extra business to the shop and will be good for all existing customers who wish to relax and love a good cup of coffee”. Mark’s favourite coffee is a Flat White. 

Our Spring Menu is available in store, with our Ruby Hot Chocolate and Bueno Brownie already firm favourite with locals. To view a full list of seasonal products, click here

03 Apr2019 Treats Programme wins QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year 2019!

Treats Programme wins QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year 2019!

Amazing news everyone… Insomnia Treats Rewards Programme has won the Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year 2019! This is a huge success for our Loyalty programme – thanks to our customers!

The Insomnia Treats Rewards programme was one of the big winners of the first Irish Loyalty Awards ceremony, held last Thursday at the Intercontinental Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin. 

The Irish Loyalty Awards is a recognition and networking platform to bring together the loyalty industry key players in Ireland. Its aim is to recognise brands that are building lasting and profitable relationships with customers within Ireland and abroad across every sector.
Insomnia Loyalty Programme were finalists in the “Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year 2019” along with O’Briens Sandwiches and Applegreen.

Speaking after the awards ceremony last week, Insomnia’s Marketing Manager, Fiona O’Doherty, said: “We’re thrilled to have Insomnia Treats loyalty programme winning in the QSR category – the programme launched back in 2014 is well recognized across Ireland in the Retail Food sector and has been brewing up exciting and new offers for their customers every year and adding up new exclusive treats and functionalities to improve customer’s experience, becoming one of the best Loyalty systems in the Retail Food sector.”

“The Irish Loyalty Awards are an important addition to the business calendar in Ireland, celebrating the innovative loyalty programmes that Irish companies of all sizes are operating to retain, grow and expand their customer bases”, said Philip Konopik, country manager Ireland, Visa.

Insomnia is focusing on improving the in-store experience through the app, which will strengthen the brands connection with our customers and become more significant as today’s increasingly mobile consumer economy develops.

Amongst some of the Insomnia Treats rewards, customers can receive ‘beans’ that can be used to redeem a free coffee, receive seasonal offers and a birthday free coffee among others. 

Insomnia Treats plays an important part in the overall shopping experience at Insomnia – the customers can use the geo-location to find the nearest store while using a user-friendly design. The App was recently redesigned allowing customers to use their mobile phone to pay and introduced a series of new perks keeping in mind Insomnia’s sustainability concerns.

 

If you are not yet a Treats Member, please follow the link and find out more about all the perks and register:
https://www.insomnia.ie/insomnia-treats

28 Mar2019 Coffee Crossroads - We’re now open in Mallow!

Coffee Crossroads - We’re now open in Mallow!

Today we’ve opened our doors in Mallow, Cork! Mallow has been nicknamed the “Crossroads of Munster” linking roads to Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford! 

The store is located in William O’Brien St, in a walking distance from Mallow Castle, The Spa, The Clock House and four different schools in the neighbourhood.

Insomnia Mallow will employ 7 new members of staff and it’s the very first official opening for our Regional Manager, Iwona Cebula, who said this morning, “We’re opening just in time for the Easter Races Festival that takes place in Mallow in April – it’s a big event in town and we hope to get many visits and introduce our Fairtrade Coffee to Mallow residents!”

Our 7th store in Cork is located in this very close net community made of extremely friendly people who support the new businesses in town - Olimpia Wylezek, our store manager, who has been working with Insomnia as a supervisor in Blackpool, mentions the importance of the new Mallow store for the local community,  “this is a very family focused and family-oriented town, we hope to become a very important part of the local community too!”

A new member to the Mallow team is Ciara Bowden, who is thrilled with the opening and excited to start serving seasonal treats such as the Bueno Brownie (her favourite!) and the Ruby Hot Chocolate. Ciara commented this morning, “As Insomnia is a very well-known Irish coffee company, I felt it would be a great opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the coffee/hospitality industry. I also felt it would be a great achievement to learn new skills while supporting an indigenous Irish firm and enhancing the coffee industry in the town of Mallow. I also love working with people and felt it was a chance to become a part of a new team.”

19 Mar2019 Daffodil Day – Supporting Irish Cancer Society

Daffodil Day – Supporting Irish Cancer Society

Daffodil Day takes place every year, and this year’s collection day is on the 22nd of March - the Irish Cancer Society is urging the public to support this great cause.

At Insomnia, we are determined to show our support by selling daffodils in our stores and to offer additional support by donating 5 cents from the sales of all Hot Beverages sold on the day.

Each year, Daffodil day helps raise millions of Euro to support the Society’s free, nationwide services for those with, and affected by cancer in Ireland.

15 Mar2019 The 4th Chocolate is Here! Meet Ruby

The 4th Chocolate is Here! Meet Ruby

Inspired by the indulgent Belgian chocolate Insomnia brings you a brand-new collection of mouth-watering hot chocolates and chocolate bakery. This year more than ever we’re bringing innovation with the launch of a 4th type of Hot Chocolate – The Ruby Hot Chocolate - exclusive to Insomnia! The bakery collection has been put together to include some new brownies and introduces a new Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie to the Insomnia menu. 

INSOMNIA HOT CHOCOLATES

Ruby Hot Chocolate

The new Ruby Hot Chocolate is an exclusive drink being launched for the first time for Insomnia! Made from Real Ruby Cocoa Bean the Ruby Hot Chocolate unlocks the flavour and colour tone naturally presented in the Ruby bean - this is the 4th type of chocolate next to Dark, Milk and White chocolate. The Ruby Hot Chocolate is an intense sensorial delight, a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness. 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate

Made with luxurious gold caramel Belgian chocolate buttons for a magical festive treat. Enjoy the flavours of melted caramel chocolate with rich notes of toffee, butter, cream & an exciting dash of salt. Enjoy topped with a sprinkle of Gold Dust and chocolate flakes.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Insomnia’s famous real melted milk chocolate with fresh steamed milk and blended with Salted Caramel syrup, sprinkled with chocolate balls!

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 baristas 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 BAKERY COLLECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie

The newest brownie to arrive at Insomnia is the Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie. A chocolate brownie base glazed with a layer of dark chocolate, sprinkled with light, dry raspberry pieces… and the best part is - it’s Vegan Friendly!

Banoffee Brownie

The Banoffee Brownie is the ultimate indulgent treat, a chocolate brownie with a caramel layer and whole banana chunks topped with milk chocolate drizzle - It’s simply impossible to resist!

Salted Caramel & Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

This luxurious Salted Caramel & Hazelnut Chocolate Cake is smooth and creamy with a light hint of hazelnut. The topping is an absolute dream - salted caramel drizzle, chocolate swirls and dollops of XXX cream...

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

Katsu Chicken Mango Wrap

Chicken with sweet mango curry, red cabbage slaw, black sesame seeds on pumpkin & turmeric wrap.

15 Mar2019 The 4th Chocolate is Here! Meet Ruby

The 4th Chocolate is Here! Meet Ruby

Inspired by the indulgent Belgian chocolate Insomnia brings you a brand-new collection of mouth-watering hot chocolates and chocolate brownies. This year more than ever we’re bringing innovation with the launch of a 4th type of Hot Chocolate – The Ruby Hot Chocolate -exclusive to Insomnia and brand new to Ireland! 

The Brownie Collection has been put together to include some brand-new brownie flavours and introduces a new Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie to the Insomnia menu. Inspired by the indulgent Belgian chocolate Insomnia brings you a brand-new collection of mouth-watering hot chocolates and chocolate brownies. This year more than ever we’re bringing innovation with the launch of a 4th type of Hot Chocolate – The Ruby Hot Chocolate - exclusive to Insomnia and brand new to Ireland! The Brownie Collection has been put together to include some bran-new brownie flavours and introduces a new Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie to the Insomnia menu. 

INSOMNIA HOT CHOCOLATES

Ruby Hot Chocolate 

The new Ruby Hot Chocolate is an exclusive drink being launched for the first time in Ireland! Made from Real Ruby Cocoa Bean the Ruby Hot Chocolate unlocks the  flavour and colour tone naturally presented in the Ruby bean - this is the 4th type of chocolate next to Dark, Milk and White chocolate.The Ruby Hot Chocolate is an intense sensorial delight, a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness.


Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made with luxurious gold caramel Belgian chocolate buttons for a magical festive treat. Enjoy the flavours of melted caramel chocolate with rich notes of toffee, butter, cream & an exciting dash of salt. Enjoy topped with a sprinkle of Gold Dust and chocolate flakes.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Insomnia’s famous real melted milk chocolate with fresh steamed milk and blended with Salted Caramel syrup, sprinkled with chocolate balls!

Cookie Hot Chocolate (Ireland only)

Our delicious Real Belgian Chocolate blended with steamed milk and cookies crumble, it’s just like your favourite, but with our cookies, that makes it just perfect!

THE BROWNIE COLLECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie

The newest brownie to arrive at Insomnia is the Vegan Friendly Raspberry & Chocolate Brownie. A chocolate brownie base glazed with a layer of dark chocolate, sprinkled with light, dry raspberry pieces… and the best part is - it’s Vegan Friendly!

 

Bueno Brownie

A little slice of heaven with every mouthful, our chocolate fudge Bueno brownie with a smooth hazelnut centre and topped with milk and white chocolate marbling, this one tastes as ‘bueno’ as it sounds!

 

Banoffee Brownie

The Banoffee Brownie is the ultimate indulgent treat, a chocolate brownie with a caramel layer and whole banana chunks topped with milk chocolate drizzle - It’s simply impossible to resist!

LUNCH

Katsu Chicken Mango Wrap

Chicken with sweet mango curry, red cabbage slaw, black sesame seeds on pumpkin & turmeric wrap.

Vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit & Coleslaw

BBQ pulled jackfruit with coleslaw & spinach on extra thick malt bread.

08 Mar2019 Now Serving Your Daily Brew on Gardiner Street

Now Serving Your Daily Brew on Gardiner Street

Insomnia Coffee is pleased to announce the opening of our latest store located on Gardiner Street, one of Dublin’s most distinguished Georgian Streets. 

Gardiner Street is one of Dublin’s best know streets due to its historical, cultural, political and architectural importance. The store is just a stone’s throw from Mountjoy Square, we’re already dreaming of ICECAPS in the square on hot summer days!  Other popular locations nearby are St. Francis Street Xavier Church, Cathal Brugha campus of TU Dublin, IBAT College - Frederick Street Campus and Trinity College.  

Store Manager Monica and her team are open daily and ready to serve you your favourite coffee and sweet treats.  We spoke to some staff members ahead of the opening. Barista Anna is looking forward to working with Insomnia, and the opportunity to learn and develop further. She also told us “it is also my favourite coffee so I knew I would love my job working for something I love to make and feel passionate about”.  Her favourite hot beverage is a Caramel Macchiato and food wise she loves our Hot Chilli Tuna Croque. She thinks lattes or cappuccinos will be most popular with the locals.

Barista Mario has over 5 years’ experience in the coffee/hospitality industry. He is looking forward to getting involved in Insomnia’s sustainability programme and educating customers about our initiatives such as rewarding customers for using any reusable cup in our stores, giving away our coffee grounds for customers to reuse for gardening and compostable take away cups. His favourite hot beverage is an Americano while he thinks the locals’ favourite will be a Latte. Barista Arturo has 1 years’ experience in the coffee/hospitality industry. He is looking forward to working with our high-quality products. A Dark Mocha is his hot beverage of choice and a Croque Monsieur when he’s grabbing lunch. He thinks a latte will be the locals’ favourite hot beverage. 

 

06 Mar2019 Insomnia Coffee Company announced as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies

Insomnia Coffee Company announced as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies

Insomnia Coffee has been named as one of Deloitte's Best Managed Companies. Insomnia which demonstrated superior business performance, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 1 March 2019. 

This year, 12 new companies join a network of 136 companies that were awarded the status of Best Managed. The Best Managed Companies network this year has total revenues of almost €11 billion, export sales of almost €3 billion and total employment of approximately 44,000 people. 

Commenting on the award, Harry O’ Kelly, CEO, said: “We are 22 years in business this year and I always think brands are constantly evolving. This award is a cumulation of all the hard work by the entire team in the UK & Ireland. From its inception Insomnia was built on a belief of having the best coffee. It is fantastic to see Insomnia move forward with such strength, and to now have a strong presence in the UK market, and planning to open in further territories.

Anya Cummins, Partner, Deloitte said: “Well done to all of the winning companies on their achievement. The Best Managed Companies process is a rigorous one, examining every facet of an organisation, and the bar is set high by our judging panel. As ever, the spread of companies, right around the country and across a number of industries, underlines the importance of Irish and Northern Irish companies to the economy and in the midst of economic uncertainty, technology disruption, an open competitive market and full employment, the continued strong performance of these businesses is admirable. In the current environment, it is important for this contribution to be recognised, supported and showcased.” 

Tom Hayes, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said: “It’s a challenging time for businesses in general, with the operating environment consistently and rapidly changing, due to technological developments, new ways of doing things, and challenges on the macroeconomic horizon. The Best Managed Companies this year have demonstrated that they can optimise each area of their business while always operating with an acute awareness of their environment, recognising the opportunities of expansion into global markets, in addition to strategic alliances and partnerships. I look forward to their continued growth.” 

This year’s judging panel members were Frank Ryan, Chair of the Judging Panel; Brendan Jennings, CEO, Deloitte Ireland; Tom Hayes, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking; Siobhan McAleer, Commercial Director at the IMI; Rose Hynes, Chairman of the Shannon Group Board and Origin Enterprises; and Feargal Mooney, former Chief Executive Officer of HostelWorld.

25 Feb2019 Help Us to Improve the Lives of the             Manizales Coffee Cooperative

Help Us to Improve the Lives of the                  Manizales Coffee Cooperative

Each year during Fairtrade Fortnight we support a nominated Insomnia Community project and donate 5 cents from each hot beverage sold during that period. To date we have raised €107,389.

In 2019, all funds raised between February 25th and March 10th, will go directly to the Manizales Coffee Cooperative in Colombia. This years’ project is very special to the Insomnia team as we source our Voyager Single Origin Medium Roast Coffee from the Colombian cooperative. 

The cooperative produce our Medium Roast which provides a sweeter taste, it is balanced with both acidity and sugar and has notes of dark chocolate, malt, red fruit and a little squeeze of grapefruit.  We recommend that it is served as a Flat White or tall sized coffee.   

The Manizales Coffee Growers' Cooperative was founded on 22 August 1960 with the aim of providing coffee producers fair prices, cash payment and fair weight when buying and selling coffee. Today, with 59 years of experience, the cooperative ensures the collective interests of its members by providing commercial and social programmes and services to improve the quality of life of farmers and their families. The social programmes include pensions, an education programme, health services and funeral grants. Members of the cooperative have adopted the practices set out in the Fairtrade codes of conduct. 

"For our cooperative it is very important to establish relationships with customers interested in supporting the Fairtrade initiative, which improves the living conditions of our coffee families".
- Manizales Coffee Cooperative

The total amount raised during these two weeks will be used to; 
• Provide eco-efficient cookers and kitchens to families and improve coffee quality conditions at farm level.
• Improve health and living conditions of cooperative members and their families
• Aid environmental protection; resulting in a reduction in the demand for wood to a sustainable level
• Empower women at farm level

None of this will be possible without your support, so please join us this year and help us improve the lives of the Manizales Coffee Cooperative and their families.

22 Feb2019 Help Us to Improve the Lives of the             Manizales Coffee Cooperative

Help Us to Improve the Lives of the                  Manizales Coffee Cooperative

Each year during Fairtrade Fortnight we support a nominated Insomnia Community project and donate 5 pence from each hot beverage sold during that period. To date we have raised £93,964.

In 2019, all funds raised between February 25th and March 10th, will go directly to the Manizales Coffee Cooperative in Colombia. This years’ project is very special to the Insomnia team as we source our Voyager Single Origin Medium Roast Coffee from the Colombian cooperative.

The cooperative produce our Medium Roast which provides a sweeter taste, it is balanced with both acidity and sugar and has notes of dark chocolate, malt, red fruit and a little squeeze of grapefruit.  We recommend that it is served as a Flat White or tall sized coffee.   

The Manizales Coffee Growers' Cooperative was founded on 22 August 1960 with the aim of providing coffee producers fair prices, cash payment and fair weight when buying and selling coffee. Today, with 59 years of experience, the cooperative ensures the collective interests of its members by providing commercial and social programmes and services to improve the quality of life of farmers and their families. The social programmes include pensions, an education programme, health services and funeral grants.Members of the cooperative have adopted the practices set out in the Fairtrade codes of conduct.

"For our cooperative it is very important to establish relationships with customers interested in supporting the Fairtrade initiative, which improves the living conditions of our coffee families".

Manizales Coffee Cooperative

The total amount raised during these two weeks will be used to:

  • Provide eco-efficient cookers and kitchens to families and improve coffee quality conditions at farm level.
  • Improve health and living conditions of cooperative members and their families
  • Aid environmental protection; resulting in a reduction in the demand for wood to a sustainable level
  • Empower women at farm level

None of this will be possible without your support, so please join us this year and help us improve the lives of the Manizales Coffee Cooperative and their families.

22 Feb2019 Insomnia Treats Programme – Finalist in the Irish Loyalty Awards 2019!

Insomnia Treats Programme – Finalist in the Irish Loyalty Awards 2019!

Great news, Insomnia have been nominated as a Finalist for the Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year with its Insomnia Treats programme. This is a huge success for our Loyalty programme – thanks to our customers!

The winners will be announced on March 28th at a black-tie event. In the mean time you can vote for Insomnia to win the Overall Loyalty Programme Award! Click here to vote now: https://irishloyaltyawards.ie/vote Our Treats loyalty programme launched in 2014 and is well recognized across Ireland in the Retail Food sector. Insomnia Treats allows customers to scan key fobs, cards or the Insomnia app at the till to collect rewards and to pay at Insomnia’s store. 

Our Treats loyalty programme has been brewing up exciting and new offers for our customers every year and adding new exclusive treats and functionalities to improve our customer’s experience, becoming one of the best Loyalty systems in the Retail Food sector.

The Irish Loyalty Awards were launched in 2019 and cover not just retail but all sectors in Ireland, recognizing their innovation and customer experience in loyalty. The Irish Loyalty Awards is a new awards programme which has been developed specifically for the Irish market with the goal of becoming the premier platform for excellence and achievement in the loyalty industry for Irish companies.The Awards will recognise SMEs and blue-chip brands across all sectors that are building lasting and profitable relationships with their customers through loyalty.

If you’re not part of our Treats Programme you can register here: https://insomnia.bopzy.com/Account/Register and find out more about our exclusive offers: https://www.insomnia.ie/insomnia-treats

11 Feb2019 Insomnia Love Stories

Insomnia Love Stories

Love is in the air at Insomnia! We all know that coffee brings people together, either for a catch up with friends or for a first date even… Insomnia started serving coffee 20 years ago and throughout the years it became the place where many people met their best friends or their loved ones.

This Valentine’s day we’ve asked our employees to share their Insomnia Love Stories and we’ve received three heart-melting love stories of couples of met at Insomnia or are somehow linked with Insomnia – we hope these will inspire you this Valentine’s day!

Katherine Hennessy – Store Manager in Insomnia Rugby UK

“Lawrence is the older brother of one of my baristas, Gracey.  I officially met Lawrence in August last year when he visited Gracey at work. Gracey and I were making coffees when I noticed Lawrence in the queue, and I started joking with her about how cute her brother was! He sat with Gracey on her lunch break and when she returned, she commented that Lawrence had asked if I was talking to anyone and for her to make a "good impression" of him! We arranged our first date for that week. Fast forward to 6 months down the line, we have just moved into our first place together. I am happier than I have ever been and very grateful for Insomnia (and Gracey) for bringing us together!!”

Helen Byrne – Store Manager in Insomnia Drogheda


“My husband and I are married 21 years on Valentine's day. We meet 29 years ago and my first ever coffee was 5 years ago at Insomnia - I never liked coffee but that day I was feeling really tired and my husband suggested I have a coffee so I did and I loved it! About a year or so later I went for a job interview in Insomnia and got the job and now I manage the Drogheda store! Insomnia has been a big part of my life ever since. My husband’s name is Martin and he is a big coffee fan. We have one son, Brad, and he worked for Insomnia for a while too and loved it, he is a big fan of the hot chocolate!”

 

Rositsa Nedelcheva (Training Coordinator) & Bobby Nedelchev (Retail Partner Regional Manager)

“We met 14 years ago at a train station in Bulgaria. We had been going to the same university without knowing it, until that day - at the train station. It wasn’t until 6 months later, when we saw each other again over a cup of coffee and just then we started dating. Bobby has always dreamed of living abroad, that’s how the idea of coming to Ireland was born. Without putting too much thought in it, we packed and decided to give it a go. Arrived in Dublin this month 12 years ago. We’re so fortunate to have been part of the Insomnia family since, before even starting a family of our own. And here we are today, 12 years later, celebrating life together and celebrating life with Insomnia. So grateful for everything that has come our way throughout all these years but if we were to pick one highlight of our time together, that would undeniably be our precious daughter!”

16 Jan2019 ‘An chéad stad eile’…Next Stop Cabra!

‘An chéad stad eile’…Next Stop Cabra!

We are delighted to open our newest Insomnia on New Cabra Road adjacent to Spar today. We’re very proud of all the unique finishing touches in store, from our tea cup clock, photo wall, coffee infographic mirror and lots and lots of seating. We are sure that whether you’re grabbing your morning coffee, catching up with your friends or setting down to read a good book, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and comfortable space with a great ambience.

We’re excited to welcome new Insomnia store manager Ausra, to the Insomnia team, with 9 years’ experience in the catering industry and 2 years in the coffee sector, our customers will be in very good hands! Ausra is equally looking forward to working for Insomnia Coffee and relishes the new challenge. Her favourite hot beverage is a coffee latte along with a nice pastry. She cannot wait to see what the locals favourite drink is. Spar Manager Mark is looking forward to welcoming new customers in store. Mark is very much a tea man, we’re hoping to convert him soon! 

Our Cabra store is only a stone’s throw from two of Dublin’s favourite attractions; Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park with Tolka Park, St Finbarrs GAA and DIT’s Grangegorman Campus also nearby. The recent extension of the Green Line Luas line has made Cabra even more accessible and only 10 minutes from the city centre. So, what are you waiting for! 

 

07 Jan2019 New Year, New Menu!

New Year, New Menu!

As 2019 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!

SUPER FOOD LATTES

We’re kick starting the year with some powerful hot beverages with a nutrient-rich base that are beneficial for your health and well-being! 

Beetroot Latte with Oat drink

Our Beetroot Lattee is made from real beetroot, a hint of ginger powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon blended with Oat Drink. It tastes unexpectedly good and offers all the health benefits of real beetroot. Make with Oat Drink, this is a hot beverage that is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Our Beetroot Latte also contains Ginger to add to the anti-inflammatory benefits, along with a touch of coconut blossom sugar for sweetness. Made from real pure plant-based ingredients, this hot beverage is caffeine-free and has no preservatives, flavourings, colourants, refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.

 

 

Golden 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!

Vanilla Matcha Latte

This rejuvenating, nutritious drink is made with a blend of matcha powder and vanilla 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. 

Our Vanilla Matcha Latte is made with low fat milk, but again, if you’re after a vegan alternative you can ask one of our friendly baristas to make your latte with soya or coconut milk.

 

 

 

BAKERY 

Turmeric and Ginger Cake 

A vibrant and fragranced slice with that unmistakable glow of turmeric. The Cake Inventor has combined the flavours beautifully with warming crystallised ginger and candied lemon zest to create a slice that tastes as memorable as it looks.

Coconut & Chocolate Bar

The perfect combination if you like chocolate and coconut, our new Coconut & Chocolate Bar goes perfectly with a coffee made with Coconut Drink (one of our dairy-free alternative). Made with Coconut, Milk Chocolate, Almonds and Cocoa butter, it’s one of those treats that will make you come back for more!

Jewelled Flapjack

If you’re craving a treat that won’t make you feel so guilty (after all the Christmas goodies!) the Jewelled Flapjack is a fruity treat bursting with healthy ingredients such as Oats, Honey, Apricots, Cranberries, Dates, Almond flakes, Pumpkin seeds, linseed, rice crispie and goji berries!

Gin, Lemon & Lime Cake 

Sit back and enjoy our Gin, Lemon & Lime cake, a delicious refreshing slice of cake with three layers of sponge cake and a lemon and Lime filling.

SANDWICHES

VLT - Vegan Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Flatbread 

Our chefs have been working on a new vegan lunch option for a while to bring you not just a vegan sandwich but a tasty that will even a non-vegan will want to try! Served in a Swedish flatbread the VLT is made with spiced vegan bacon, vegan mayo, lettuce and tomato. Perfect served hot or cold, goes well with a Beetroot latte for a full Vegan lunch. 

Chicken & Mango Turmeric Wrap 

Enjoy a mouthful of deliciousness with our brand-new Chicken & mango Turmeric Wrap, it's the perfect lunch when you're looking for something to healthy and exotic. Made with Fresh turmeric chicken, mango chutney, mint mayo, red peppers, lettuce and cucumber on a tomato wrap – it doesn’t get fresher than this! Enjoy the chicken & mango Turmeric Wrap on it's own or with a coffee with our meal deal offer.

04 Jan2019 New Year, New Menu!

New Year, New Menu!

As 2019 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!

SUPER FOOD LATTES

We’re kick starting the year with some powerful hot beverages with a nutrient-rich base that are beneficial for your health and well-being! 

Beetroot Latte with Oat drink

Our Beetroot Lattee is made from real beetroot, a hint of ginger powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon blended with Oat Drink. It tastes unexpectedly good and offers all the health benefits of real beetroot. Make with Oat Drink, this is a hot beverage that is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Our Beetroot Latte also contains Ginger to add to the anti-inflammatory benefits, along with a touch of coconut blossom sugar for sweetness. Made from real pure plant-based ingredients, this hot beverage is caffeine-free and has no preservatives, flavourings, colourants, refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. 

 

Golden 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!

Vanilla Matcha Latte

This rejuvenating, nutritious drink is made with a blend of matcha powder and vanilla 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. 

Our Vanilla Matcha Latte is made with low fat milk, but again, if you’re after a vegan alternative you can ask one of our friendly baristas to make your latte with soya or coconut milk.

 

 

 

BAKERY 

Vegan Millionaire 

The Vegan Millionaire is Insomnia’s newest slice of heaven. An indulgent refined-sugar free treat that is suitable for Vegans and that will make everyone craving for more! The base is made with roasted cashews, oats and coconut oil, the filling is a rich dates and sultana mixed with maple syrup, the top is covered in a layer of cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut oil. Perfect with a cup of coffee with any of the dairy-free milk alternatives.

Coconut & Chocolate Bar

The perfect combination if you like chocolate and coconut, our new Coconut & Chocolate Bar goes perfectly with a coffee made with Coconut Drink (one of our dairy-free alternative). Made with Coconut, Milk Chocolate, Almonds and Cocoa butter, it’s one of those treats that will make you come back for more!

Jewelled Flapjack

If you’re craving a treat that won’t make you feel so guilty (after all the Christmas goodies!) the Jewelled Flapjack is a fruity treat bursting with healthy ingredients such as Oats, Honey, Apricots, Cranberries, Dates, Almond flakes, Pumpkin seeds, linseed, rice crispie and goji berries!

Cinnamon, Apple & Sultana Oatie 

Another healthy treat in our new bakery collection is the Cinnamon, Apple & Sultana Oatie. With only 152 calories per cake it’s the perfect healthy snack to fill you up in the morning. The yogurt and hone-soaked oats will keep you full during the day, while the Apple and Sultana will help satisfy those sweet cravings with a hint of cinnamon. Pair the Cinnamon, Apple & Sultana Oatie with a Latte or a Cappuccino for your morning fix.

Porridge Bread 

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.

LUNCH

VLT - Vegan Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Flatbread 

Our chefs have been working on a new vegan lunch option for a while to bring you not just a vegan sandwich but a tasty that will even a non-vegan will want to try!  Served in a Swedish flatbread the VLT is made with spiced vegan bacon, vegan mayo, lettuce and tomato. Perfect served hot or cold, goes well with a Beetroot latte for a full Vegan lunch. 

Chicken & Mango Turmeric Wrap 

Enjoy a mouthful of deliciousness with our brand-new Chicken & mango Turmeric Wrap, it's the perfect lunch when you're looking for something to healthy and exotic. Made with Fresh turmeric chicken, mango chutney, mint mayo, red peppers, lettuce and cucumber on a tomato wrap – it doesn’t get fresher than this! Enjoy the chicken & mango Turmeric Wrap on it's own or with a coffee with our meal deal offer.

02 Jan2019 Time for a Coffee Break in Eurospar Cobh

Time for a Coffee Break in Eurospar Cobh

We’re thrilled to have opened our latest Cork store in Eurospar Cobh. We’ll be open from 06:30am Monday – Saturday and 8am Sunday, so we’ve got that caffeine hit covered along with breakfast, lunch and snack options! 

Located on the Newtown Road, Ballyvoloon, our barista’s are ready and waiting to serve you your favourite drink whether you're popping in for your morning coffee after the school run or catching up with friends, we’ve got lots of parking available and coffee for that matter!

Insomnia Manager Sharon is new to the Insomnia family but has 8 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she is looking forward to taking on the challenge of the coffee world! Her favourite drink is a Caramel Latte and she is a big fan of our Ham and Cheese Panini. Sharon thinks our Latte will be the locals favourite drink while store manager Shane disagrees and thinks the mighty Cappuccino will reign supreme. He’s excited about the addition of our Insomnia Barista’s and thinks it will give the store a nice homely warm vibe. 

So, whether you’re in town to visit Spike Island, on the Titanic trail or just soaking up all that Cobh has to offer, make sure you stop by for a coffee or two. 

 

 

22 Dec2018 Next stop Coffee!

Next stop Coffee!

Today is an exciting day for all the Insomnia team as we’ve opened in Heuston Station, Dublin!

Heuston Station is one of Ireland’s main railway stations, linking the capital with the south, southwest and west – it’s also one of the busiest stations in city centre, especially during the Christmas season!

December is probably one of the busiest months in Heuston Station, many people take the train to go home for Christmas and meet their dear ones for the festive season. Whether you’re waiting for friends and family or simply waiting to catch the train to go home, this is the place to enjoy a cup of coffee and unwind for a few minutes, and since we’re opening just in time for Christmas, why not treat yourself to a Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and a Mince pie?

To take care of all customers and orders, we will have a full team of 8 employers, some of them new to the Insomnia team and others who are already familiar with our Fairtrade coffee. David, who has been working with Insomnia for a few years as store manager in Stephens Green, will be the new store manager in Heuston Station and is thrilled with the new opening!

Dylan Quinn, has previously worked with Insomnia for 2 years in Abbey Street and Liffey Street and is super excited to be moving to a new location and meet new customers! We asked Dylan today why did he chose to work with Insomnia “I love everything about the job, from the products, the amazing coffee and the company itself.”, he also said “I believe it will be a very busy shop, with many customers coming in and out of the station and with the proximity to tourist attractions.”

Vanessa Cardoso, who has been part of our team from 7 months (previously worked in St. Stephens Green) is thrilled with the opening and said this morning “I leave nearby and I know it will be a success store as we have the best coffee in the city!”

This year our Christmas Cups theme is “A Story In Every Cup” and most likely there will be a story behind every cup of coffee served in Heuston Station – either you’re anxiously waiting for friends; thrilled to be going home to your family or meeting a friend that you haven’t seen for a long time… Either way, enjoy this moment with a cup of coffee to create memories that you will never forget.

If you’re going in Heuston Station from the main entrance, you can find us on your right side, next to Eason. We’re opening until late, so pop in any time for coffee, lunch or a latte snack!

21 Dec2018 Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

We would like to inform all our loyal customers that there will be a slight change to some of our stores opening hours over the festive period.

Opening hours for some stores will vary from December 23rd 2018 to January 1st 2019, click HERE to view a full list of opening hours by store.

From everyone here at Insomnia Coffee Company we would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

                                                                                                                                                         

20 Dec2018 Take a break this Christmas in Tullamore

Take a break this Christmas in Tullamore

There was great excitement in the air as we officially opened in Spar Arden Road, Tullamore, with both barista and self service counters. 

We are proud to join several other well known brands, such as Chopped and Shakers and offer the station's customers quality coffee and great value meal deals.  Our full range of hot beverages, bakery and sandwiches will also be on offer along with seating for up to 64 people. So, no excuse not to sit down, relax and try our delicious Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and Christmas Tree Brownie.

There was a fantastic atmosphere in store as Donal Skehan was on hand to officially open Tullamore’s newest Spar and was more than happy to take some photos with our delighted barista’s.

10 Dec2018 Dundalk – we are back!

Dundalk – we are back!

Today we’ve opened a new store in Dundalk, Co. Louth!

Located in the Neighbourhood Centre, next to Dunnes Stores, the store is located near the industrial estate, the primary schools and colleges.

Rebecca Duffy Hamil is the new store manager and has worked with Insomnia for more than 7 years, she started as a barista in  Malahide and more recently became store manager in Blanchardstown.  Rebecca is now opening Dundalk and is thrilled about  the new challenge!

The interior design of our new Dundalk store has been a big hit with customers so far. Dundalk coffee lovers are especially impressed with the unique elements such as the wall photo gallery, the large teacup clock, and the array of seating options. Whether you want a corner to cosy up in or sit in with a group of friends, this store has been built with a variety of customers in mind.

Shauna Woods, Barista, has previously worked with Insomnia in Heatons Dundalk, “I choose to work with Insomnia as I have a passion for coffee and for providing great  customer service - what better way to combine the two than by working for a company that pride themselves on providing both!

Shauna believes the local’s favourites will be the Christmas Hot Chocolates – right in time for the holiday season! “The people of the town are excited to have Insomnia return.” Shauna said this morning. 

Lauryn Ryan, our barista, who is thrilled with the opening, said this morning “I have a  passion for making coffee. I genuinely love the art of making the best cup of coffee for customers. As a lover of coffee, I want to provide the best quality cup of coffee to customers and be able to work for a place I know and love.

The full range of Insomnia Christmas products are available in Insomnia Dundalk, including the gingerbread latte, Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate, and bakery goods such as red velvet cake, Christmas Tree Brownie and gingerbread people.

10 Dec2018 Your daily grind has arrived to Letterkenny!

Your daily grind has arrived to Letterkenny!

We are now open in Letterkenny! We’re thrilled to have opened today our first store in Co. Donegal, just in time for your Christmassy Coffee!

Letterkenny, known as The Cathedral Town and the largest town in County Donegal, is now home for an Insomnia coffee shop – located in the Main Street where the famous Berry Layne restaurant used to be, the store is located in the Cathedral quarter in the heart of the town centre, just a short walk away from the cathedral.

The new store design is inspired by coffee and it promises to be the new local hub for the Letterkenny community. With a comfortable and welcoming seating area and some quirky and fun décor, this is the perfect place for your morning coffee or to relax with friends over a delicious Hot Chocolate. The store will also run the 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.

Egle Maciulyte, our Store Manager, has 9 years of experience working in hospitality and she is really excited with the opening “it’s a very big Irish company, with great career opportunities, it offers the best coffee I ever had and has a friendly environment.

Egle believes the new local’s favourite will be the Hot Chocolate during the colder season!

Our Supervisor, Lauren Halligan, told us this morning that her favourites are the Red Velvet Cake and Hot Chocolate – some of the Christmas products range that you can find available in store.

Pop in for a visit to the new team and enjoy a Christmas treat!

21 Nov2018 EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR COFFEE LOVER IN CHARLEVILLE

EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR COFFEE LOVER IN CHARLEVILLE

Today we’ve opened our new Insomnia coffee store in Charleville, Co. Cork. Charleville is well known for being one of the largest milk processing and cheese making towns in Ireland.

This is Insomnia’s sixth store to open in Co. Cork and is located in Charleville Town Centre – just in time for the Christmas shopping and for a few Christmas treats in the historic town! The store's opening hours are as follows: 

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Stephen Willis, our supervisor who has more than two year working in the coffee industry said this morning “I like the simple Insomnia philosophy: that you will get the best cup of coffee every single time you visit us. Top quality products and customer service are a passion of mine. I really like the Insomnia Treats customer loyalty programme, I believe it will be a success in Charleville.”. We’ve asked Stephen what he thinks it will be the most requested hot beverage in town and he’s sure about one thing, “The people of Charleville love their Cappuccino’s.”

The interior of our new Charleville store has been a big hit with customers so far. Charleville coffee lovers are especially impressed with the unique elements such as the wall photo gallery, and the array of seating options. Whether you want a corner to cosy up in or a large seating area for a group of friends, this store has been built with a variety of customers is mind.

Emily Coughlan, one of our baristas in Charleville, was thrilled this morning and said, “I really enjoy the products we serve, and I believe this is an excellent opportunity and experience for me to grow my career.”

The full range of Insomnia Christmas products are available in Insomnia Charleville, including the Gingerbread Latte, Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate, and bakery goods such as Red Velvet Cake, Christmas Tree Brownie and Gingerbread People.

Insomnia Charleville is a great addition to Charleville Town Centre, those doing some shopping for Christmas this weekend or looking for a place to catch up with friends, be sure to call in to take a break and relax with a hot chocolate or a coffee. 

08 Nov2018 Love Being Festive - Christmas has arrived!

Love Being Festive - Christmas has arrived!

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

This year our Christmas cups were designed by renowned Irish artist, Fuschia Macaree. Inspired by exciting Christmas activities with family and friends including bringing the Christmas tree home, heading out Christmas shopping and ice-skating with friends. Christmas is the best time of the year for catch ups, days out together and making that extra effort to spend time with the ones you love so make sure you catch up over one of our delicious seasonal coffees to unwind from the festive activities.

As always, we've got a great selection of traditional Christmas goodies and a few surprises on the menu and our amazing new range of Christmas beverages and treats have just landed in our stores! Read on to find out more...

HOT BEVERAGES

We're dreaming of coffees and cakes this Christmas and we know that there’s at least one of Insomnia's Christmas drinks are on everyone’s wish list. To make your Christmas wishes come true and to keep you energised while you do your Christmas shopping our Christmas drinks menu includes the Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino, Butterscotch Latte/Cappuccino, Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.

Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino

Enjoy the flavour of Gingerbread syrup swirled with our signature espresso and velvety milk topped with a small gingerbread biscuit.

Butterscotch Latte/Cappuccino

Our signature espresso and velvety steamed milk swirled with Butterscotch syrup, topped with cream and a sprinkle of Toffee Crunch.

Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate

Made with luxurious gold caramel belgian chocolate buttons for a magical festive treat. Enjoy the flavours of melted caramel chocolate with rich notes of toffee, butter, cream & an exciting dash of salt. Enjoy topped with a sprinkle of Gold Dust and chocolate flakes.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

An indulgent hot chocolate made with melted Belgian chocolate, red velvet syrup and topped with whipped cream and a mini chocolate Christmas tree for a festive drink that Santa's elves would be jealous of!

BAKERY RANGE 

Insomnia's Christmas bakery range includes some traditional festive favourites including Mince Pies, Gingerbread People and, of course, our Red Velvet Cake. We've also added some mouthwatering new bakery items to the menu including the Red Velvet Brownie, Chocolate Caramel Tartlets and Christmas Tree Brownies.

Red Velvet Brownie

We’ve combined the best of both worlds in one of the most indulgent treats this season: a 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!

Christmas Tree Brownie

One of our new treats is a delicious fudgy classic chocolate brownie, with a layer of red Christmas and white icing, which will satisfy even the sweetest tooth. 

Praline Tiffin

Enjoy a delicious soft tiffin base with a double hit of chocolate on top. Inside you'll find a hazelnut chocolate praline layer, made even more extravagent with a topping of white chocolate sprinkled with hazelnuts.

Salted Caramel & Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

This luxurious Salted Caramel & Hazelnut Chocolate Cake is smooth and creamy with a light hint of hazelnut. The topping of salted caramel drizzle and chocolate swirls make this a Christmas treat you won't forget!

Mince Pies

Mince pies made with crisp, golden pastry and filled with rich, fruity mincemeat. Topped with a sweet powdering of sugar, it is the ultimate Christmas sweet treat. Made even better when accompanied by our smooth flat white.

Gingerbread Biscuits

Crumbly gingerbread biscuits finished with hand-iced details, an ideal treat for cream-scooping and coffee dunking.

LUNCH MENU 

Our Christmas range wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of our festive lunch options, which are sure to get you hungry for Christmas dinner! This year we have two delicious Christmas offerings:

Christmas Feast

You'll feel like you're already sitting around the Christmas dinner table when you try this sandwich - Christmas farmhouse pulled turkey breast, baked ham, sage & onion stuffing, baby spinach, seasonal cranberry sauce on malted brown bread.                 

Christmas Ciabatta Melt

Enjoy this ciabatta melt with pulled turkey breast, sage & onion stuffing, creamy brie and seasonal cranberry sauce on a seeded ciabatta.

All of 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!

08 Nov2018 Christmas has arrived at Insomnia!

Christmas has arrived at Insomnia!

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

This year our Christmas cups were designed by renowned Irish artist, Fuschia Macaree. Inspired by exciting Christmas activities with family and friends including bringing the Christmas tree home, going Christmas shopping and iceskating with friends. Christmas is the best time of the year for catch ups, days out together and making that extra effort to spend time with the ones you love so make sure to catch up over one of our delicious seasonal coffees to unwind from the festive activities.

As always, we've got a great selection of traditional Christmas goodies and a few surprises on the menu and our amazing new range of Christmas beverages and treats have just landed in our stores!  Read on to find out more...

HOT BEVERAGES

We're dreaming of coffees and cakes this Christmas and we know that there’s at least one of Insomnia's Christmas drinks are on everyone’s wish list. To make your Christmas wishes come true and to keep you energised while you do your Christmas shopping our Christmas drinks menu includes the Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino, Butterscotch Latte/Cappuccino, Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.

Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino

Enjoy the flavour of Gingerbread syrup swirled with our signature espresso and velvety milk topped with a small gingerbread biscuit.

Butterscotch Latte/Cappuccino

Our signature espresso and velvety steamed milk swirled with Butterscotch syrup, topped with cream and a sprinkle of Toffee Crunch.

 

Golden Caramel Hot Chocolate

Made with luxurious gold caramel belgian chocolate buttons for a magical festive treat. Enjoy the flavours of melted caramel chocolate with rich notes of toffee, butter, cream & an exciting dash of salt. Enjoy topped with a sprinkle of Gold Dust and chocolate flakes.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

An indulgent hot chocolate made with melted Belgian chocolate, red velvet syrup and topped with whipped cream and a mini chocolate Christmas tree for a festive drink that even the elves would be jealous of.

BAKERY RANGE 

Insomnia's Christmas bakery range includes some traditional festive favourites including Mince Pies, Gingerbread People and, of course, our Red Velvet Cake. We've also added some mouthwatering new bakery items to the menu including the Red Velvet Brownie, Chocolate Caramel Tartlets and Christmas Tree Brownies.

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! The vibrant red velvet sponge cake, topped with cream cheese frosting is likely to be on everybody's wish list this Christmas.

Chocolate Caramel Tartlets

Always a seasonal favourite we're bringing you these chocolate tartlets, each with a hidden caramel layer and topped with a glittery snowflake.

Red Velvet Brownie

We’ve combined the best of both worlds in one of the most indulgent treats this season: a 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!

Christmas Tree Brownie

One of our new treats is a delicious fudgy classic chocolate brownie, with a layer of red Christmas and white icing, which will satisfy even the sweetest tooth. 

Mince Pies

Mince pies made with crisp, golden pastry and filled with rich, fruity mincemeat. Topped with a sweet powdering of sugar, it is the ultimate Christmas sweet treat. Made even better when accompanied by our smooth flat white.

Gingerbread People

Crumbly gingerbread biscuits finished with hand-iced buttons and Christmas scarf, an ideal treat for cream-scooping and coffee dunking.


LUNCH MENU 

Our Christmas range wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of our festive lunch options, which are sure to get you hungry for Christmas dinner! This year we have two delicious Christmas offerings:

Christmas Feast

You'll feel like you're already sitting around the Christmas dinner table when you try this sandwich - Christmas farmhouse pulled turkey breast, baked ham, sage & onion stuffing, baby spinach, seasonal cranberry sauce on malted brown bread.                 

Christmas Ciabatta Melt

Enjoy this ciabatta melt with pulled turkey breast, sage & onion stuffing, creamy brie and seasonal cranberry sauce on a seeded ciabatta.

All of 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!

24 Oct2018 Now brewing at Liffey St Upper, Dublin 1!

Now brewing at Liffey St Upper, Dublin 1!

Today we’ve opened a new Insomnia store in Dublin 1, right in the heart of the city!

The new store located at Liffey Street Upper is the perfect spot for a coffee if you’re shopping in town or just visiting some of the city’s land marks such as the General Post Office and the Ha’penny Bridge!

Situated between Henry St. and Abbey St, Insomnia Liffey St. Upper is the perfect place to rest your legs after a shopping day and to relax during your lunch break – With a welcoming and comfortable two floors space, the store design reflects Insomnia coffee heritage and also combines inspiration from the vintage tea shops and industrial urban lofts.

Helena, our store manager said this morning “I’m thrilled with the new shop, can’t wait to be serving our customers here!”

Betânia, our barista in Liffey St  has been working in the coffee indutry for almost a year and it’s thrilled to be serving Insomnia coffee from now on “Insomnia is such a big company with so many opportunities, the shop is totally new and knowing that I’m part of the project from the beginning is a big motivation for me!”

19 Oct2018 Time for a coffee break in Tralee

Time for a coffee break in Tralee

Spirits were high today as we opened both barista and self-service counters in the brand new Texaco Station Food Court on John Joe Sheehy Road in Tralee, owned and operated by Corrib Oil Ltd. Joining several other well know brand, such as Chopped and Corrib Deli & Grill, we are delighted to offer the station's customers a quality coffee offering and great value meal deals. Insomnia's full range of hot beverages, bakery and sandwiches will be on offer in the new Texaco station. 

Insomnia's CEO, Harry O'Kelly, congratulated Eugene, Michael and the team at the opening of the new station which has created employment for over 60 people in the Tralee community. There was a great atmosphere in the Food Court all day and our baristas were thrilled to be joined for a photograph wth the Tralee Warriors Basketball Club, who are sponsored by Corrib Oil.

Insomnia's seasonal range is available in the new Food Court so pop on down to Corrib Oil Tralee for your next coffee break and enjoy a Pumpkin Pie Latte or a autumnal Apple and Blackberry Tartlet... as well as loads more delicious items to choose from!

19 Oct2018 Insomnia wins Café of the Year at the Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards 2018

Insomnia wins Café of the Year at the Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards 2018

Insomnia Coffee Company won the Café of the Year at the Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards 2018, held in Dublin on the 18th October.

Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the Café of the Year 2018 Award. I am extremely proud of the team and all their hard work and dedication to growing Insomnia to what it is today."

Organised by Metropolis Business Media, group publisher Helen Lyons commented, “We are thrilled with the success of the Café Quality Food Awards this year, and to see them following on in the footsteps of the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. Consumers are aware of the high level of judging of all the products entered, and the same goes for the Café Awards. We are looking forward to bringing them back next year.”

The event gathered Ireland’s top cafes and products in the Ulster Suite at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin.

05 Oct2018 Insomnia shortlisted for the ‘Waste Prevention Business Award’ Pakman Awards 2018

Insomnia shortlisted for the ‘Waste Prevention Business Award’ Pakman Awards 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Insomnia has been shortlisted as one of 2018 finalists in the Waste Prevention Business Award category for the Pakman Awards this year!

This is Insomnia’s first time entering the Pakman Awards and we’re also in with the chance of winning your category and being Ireland’s overall winner of the Pakman Awards 2018 for Excellence in Waste Management and Recycling. 

With the launch of Mission Compostable, Insomnia made a significant investment and have taken a strategic approach to reduce waste and the impact on the environment with an integrated instore sustainability programme which will, by 2020, will divert 15 million takeaway coffee cups and 20 million single use items such as plastic straws, plastic cups and plastic cutlery from landfill.

The awards ceremony will take place in a black-tie event on the night of Thursday 25th October in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

The Pakman Awards is now in its fourth year and seeks to find and celebrate Ireland’s recycling and waste management champions in 2018. The Pakman Awards recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations and community groups in Ireland.

Seamus Clancy, Chief Executive of Repak, commented: “A Pakman Award is an excellent way for any business to demonstrate its green credentials and is a significant accolade for any organisation. More than ever, the environment and sustainability are being discussed at all levels around the world. A Pakman Award shows leadership within this area and demonstrates to your customers, clients and colleagues that you are committed to a sustainable future for Ireland.”

04 Oct2018 Oh me, oh my, we’re now open in Mullingar!

Oh me, oh my, we’re now open in Mullingar!

We’re delighted to have opened today our first store in the lovely town of Mullingar!

Located on Pearse Street, the main street in town, the new Insomnia store is a great new addition to the town best known for being home to some of the best music talents in Ireland and also very famous for its Christmas Markets.

Speaking about the opening, Harry O’ Kelly, CEO of Insomnia “I am delighted to open our first store in Mullingar, I’m sure this new shop in Pearse Street will be very popular.”

Insomnia Mullingar has provided employment for seven new members of staff in town. Store manager, David, who has previously worked with Insomnia as Store manager in Athy is looking forward to leading the new team in Mullingar, “Insomnia has a great work environment and friendly people”.

Our barista, Aoife, who is from Mullingar said, “I was really excited when Insomnia announced they were coming to Mullingar! I’ve always liked Insomnia coffee and the way the brand dealt with the public - I wanted to be part of this team.”. Aoife is very much involved in the local community and is part of “The Lynn Singers”, a contemporary choir for young women.

Monika Krok, who is also part of the new team, has more than 12 years of experience in the Hospitality industry, said this morning, “It’s an honour for me to be part of this iconic Irish brand in Ireland. I know what it means and how much effort and tough work is behind the success of Insomnia Coffee Company.”

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