Bewley’s have announced a partnership with dairy-free brand Alpro to create Ireland’s first plant-based coffee solution for convince stores in Ireland.
The first to market concept was announced following the results of Bewley’s annual coffee report which revealed a significant increase in plant-based coffee consumption amongst consumers in Ireland.
The report showed a substantial rise in consumers opting for plant-based drinks, with nearly a third confirming they have tried plant-based alternatives.
Nearly two thirds (62%) of coffee drinkers believe it’s important for their local coffee provider to offer more than one choice of plant-based drink.
Jason Doyle, Managing Director of Bewley’s Ireland & UK said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Alpro and continuing Bewley’s commitment to providing world-class coffee to all of our customers and operators.
Our research identified a rise in popularity and demand for plant-based coffee and so we took these steps to ensure we’re delivering for both our customers and operators.”
David Jiscoot, Marketing Director at Alpro UK & Ireland added “We’re continuing to see strong growth for the category as plant-based products serve not only a purpose for needs-based consumers and those wanting to follow a plant-based diet – they are also a popular choice for those who simply want to make positive changes for their health and the planet, without comprising on taste.”
The bean-to-cup plant-based coffee dock, which has so far been installed into one MACE store, will be rolled out nationwide within the next 12 months. The dock will come with the full range of Alpro professional milks including oat, coconut, soy and almond.