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Posh coffee
23-OCT-2009

Posh coffee

Coffee break, when I started work in The Argus ten years ago, meant going upstairs to our tiny windowless kitchen,
boiling the kettle, stirring in some instant coffee or dunking a tea-bag in a mug. Then, during those heady years of the Celtic Tiger, Dundalk like the rest of Ireland, discovered the coffee culture. A couple of years ago, a sweet couple who gave up their corporate jobs to follow their dream, opened a food shop across the road from our office. It sold all sorts of admittedly expensive delicacies and they took pride in their freshly ground Java Republic coffee. We soon became regular customers, so regular that they knew which of us drank double expressos, americanos, lattes or herbal tea.
Sadly, as a number of shops and offices along the street closed and the recession began to bite, they closed their shop at the end of the summer. So we were forced to find an alternative source for our takeaway coffee. Now, two of us favour the coffee from Gurman's, run by a charming ex-tv journalist from Lithuania. This attractive coffee shop sells a wide range of coffees and teas and has become a favourite spot for getting our caffeine boost.

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LynnH25-Oct-2009 13:47
Nice story, although I'm sad to hear that your favorite shop closed. I read that coffee shops everywhere were closing because gourmet coffee is one of the first luxuries we give up in hard times.
Neal Nye24-Oct-2009 11:28
Expensive, but so much better. And it's so nice to be able to support small, independent business people.
Keith O'Brien24-Oct-2009 10:39
Looks very inviting, interesting story too.
January Grey24-Oct-2009 04:39
A charming display, Mairead. Wonderful exposure & composition! Excellent shot! V~
Nora van Beek23-Oct-2009 22:09
Looks like a charming place to get that caffeine fix. Great shot with the repeating shapes and warm colors. ~V~
Colin Storey23-Oct-2009 18:40
Lovely, can almost smell the aroma,sign of the times with shops we love closing, great shame, great photo also.
Máire Uí Mhaicín23-Oct-2009 18:12
That is posh, and looks very attractive indeed. I hope it stays open and continues being successful.
Kevin Chester23-Oct-2009 18:04
Great selection, great shot. At least it your street hasn't got a mass market Starbucks or Costa. Nice but so Corporate and non personal. This looks so much better
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