The Irish coffee roaster has promoted its former Finance and Operations Director to Managing Director, who says he will “build on the legacy” of Grace O’Shaughnessy, who held the role since 2008.
Long assumes responsibility for driving the future strategic direction of Java Republic | Photo credit: Java Republic
Dublin-based coffee roaster Java Republic has appointed former Finance and Operations Director Jeffrey Long as its new Managing Director.
Long, who joined Java Republic in 2008, will be responsible for driving the future strategic direction of the coffee roaster, which employs around 100 people.
He succeeds Grace O’Shaughnessy, who served as Managing Director since 2008.
“2022 marked a successful year for our business following the market disruption brought about by the global pandemic over the prior two years. Notwithstanding the new challenges we all now face, coffee is a very dynamic and exciting industry, and I am very confident about the future for Java Republic. Grace has left a lasting impact on Java Republic and, as Managing Director, my aim is to build on her legacy, ensuring the company continues to grow its reputation as Ireland’s premium coffee roaster,” Long said.
Founded in 1999, Java Republic supplies coffee to over 1,200 offices, hotel groups, cafés and corporate catering services across Ireland.
In May 2019, Spanish coffee company Cafento acquired a majority stake the company which it said would enable Java Republic to expand internationally and grow its domestic offering.
In October 2022, Java Republic said its sales in the first nine months of 2022 were close to recovering to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels.
The Dublin-based coffee roaster achieved €8.8m ($9.5m) revenues in 2021, compared to €14.6m ($15.7m) in 2019.