Bear Market Coffee expands with new jobs and Dublin city centre store
Bear Market Coffee is expanding with the opening of its fourth coffee shop, and first premises in Dublin city centre.
The move is part of the company's strategic plan to open ten coffee shops across the city and to create 50 more new jobs by 2020.
The opening of the new coffee shop on Pembroke Street represents a significant milestone for husband and wife team Stephen and Ruth Deasy, who started the company with a stall at Blackrock Market in 2013.
The couple have created 10 new jobs with the opening of the new shop, bringing the number of fully trained baristas that the company now employs to 30.
Bear Market Coffee has enjoyed a loyal following since it opened its first speciality coffee shop on Main Street in Blackrock, and its move into the city centre follows the recent opening of coffee shops at the IFSC and George’s Court.
"We are in a strong financial position to expand and we are actively looking at other locations across Dublin city.
Our plan is to move on two other properties over the next twelve months and to open 10 coffee shops before expanding into other cities," Ms Deasy said.
Describing their 'grab and go' business model and their commitment to quality coffee as the secret to their success, Ms Deasy said that customers identify with their experience of starting their business during the recession,
"The name Bear Market Coffee was born out of the recession. The name is part of who we are. People identify with it and it is also one of the reasons why customers love our brand," Ms Deasy said.