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Italy’s Caffè Vergnano launches in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The retail coffee and café chain has followed its hotel and restaurant distribution entry in Austria earlier this year with a launch in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Caffè Vergnano offers a range of retail coffee products and operates around 170 coffee shops globally | Photo credit: Coca-Cola HBC

Premium Italian retail coffee company Caffé Vergnano has launched in Ireland and Northern Ireland, with distribution across hotels and restaurants in the region.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) acquired a 30% stake in Caffè Vergnano in June 2021 which included an exclusive distribution agreement for the company’s products in Coca-Cola HBC’s markets outside of Italy.

“Coffee drinkers in Ireland and Northern Ireland are a discerning group. They know their coffee and value taste and quality above everything else. Given the premium quality, authenticity and heritage of Caffè Vergnano, we felt it was the perfect coffee for our hotels and restaurants in Northern Ireland and Ireland,” said Niall Kidd, Coffee Business Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Headquartered in Santena, Italy, Caffè Vergnano is one of the country’s oldest coffee roasters with roots dating back to 1882. The company offers a range of traditional espresso in various blends, packages and formats including whole beans, roast and ground coffee, and single portioned pods.

The company also operates more than 170 coffee shops around the world, most of which are in Italy.

In September 2021 Costa Cruises announced it would begin serving Caffè Vergnano 1882 coffee across its operational fleet of 12 cruise ships. The operator also unveiled a Caffè Vergnano 1882-branded cafeteria on board its Costa Smeralda vessel.

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