The founders of a Crumlin coffee company were surprised to be picked as the Dublin city representatives in the nationwide ‘Look Local’ shopping campaign.
The directors of Cloud Picker Coffee Ltd based on Stannaway Road took part in a local business support scheme by The Local Enterprise Office Dublin City which put them in the spotlight.
Established in 2013, the company has since been grown by business and life partners Peter Sztal and Frank Kavanagh. Originally from Krakow, Poland Peter brings with him experience in the service and banking industries. County Donegal man, Frank relocated to the city after receiving his degree in graphic design. The two joined forces to combine their creativity and expertise to found the sustainable coffee roaster Cloud Picker Coffee Ltd.
‘We import, roast and package the world’s most exciting coffees! We also sell commercial espresso equipment as well as domestic coffee brewing equipment
As a specialty coffee purveyor we cater for a specific market of coffee drinkers who understand quality and the availability of flavour variety when sourcing from origin’ says Peter. Their target markets include specialty coffee shops, restaurants, home coffee enthusiasts to hotels and online retailers etc.
They are willing participants in the ‘Look for Local’ campaign which encourages consumers to shop local when buying products, services and experiences this summer. Thanks to funding by the Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, 3 jobs were created to strengthen their team to meet demand. In spite of the pandemic their online retail sales last year grew by a staggering 953% against 2019.
Cloud Picker Coffee had to quickly pivot and adjust to a changing market. ‘Our target market in 2020 included a dramatic but positive increase in the home coffee consumer, as the coffee shops shut down and consumers had limited access to coffee. We re-directed our focus on providing a safe working environment for our team while serving the domestic and international market with home brewing products and solutions’ explains Frank.
As for the future, Cloud Picker Coffee is in a unique position to capitalise on market trends in the coffee sector. As experts in high grade speciality coffee whilst incorporating sustainable practise, their core values have won them many partners and is a pillar of their business going forward.
To get in touch go to ww.cloudpickercoffee.ie