Bailies Handroasted Coffee
This Belfast-based artisan coffee roaster is quickly becoming recognised as a producer of some of the world’s finest coffees. Bailies Handroasted Coffee sources the best coffee beans from the world’s best farms, hand-roasts and hand-packs them in Belfast, and then teaches baristas how to make sure it tastes as good as it should in our local coffee-shops, restaurants and hotels. The company’s founder Russell Bailie has always strived to support local independent coffee shop owners, and equip them with all the tools they need to challenge the bigger global brands and offer consumers the best coffee on the high street. The company places freshness, provenance and attention at the heart of everything they do, and has a very hands-on approach to customer service with barista trainers, coffee-tasting specialists and machine engineers all directly employed in-house to work with their trade customers.
It is no surprise therefore that Bailies has amassed a string of over 32 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards in recent years, and supplied coffee to former Irish Barista Champions, Irish Latte Art Champions, and the reigning Irish Aeropress Champions (Coffee Angel, Dublin).
Bailies also supply and service the world’s leading brands of espresso and filter coffee equipment including La Marzocco, Compak and Bunn. The company is also the UK & Ireland distributor of the award winning TANK mobile gullwing kiosks and module systems.
Home coffee enthusiasts can buy Bailies coffee, home equipment and learn new brew methods as well as buying the latest gadgets via it’s web shop which offers one off purchases, subscription offers, gifts and brew classes.
What They Do
Coffee, equipment, maintenance, barista training.
2014 Great Taste Award Results: 1 star Fairtrade Espresso, 1 star Fairtrade 100% Espresso, 1 star Sweet Wonders Espresso, 2 stars Silvio Espresso.2013 Great Taste Award Results: 2 stars for Fairtrade 100% Espresso, 2 stars for Puccini Espresso, 2 stars for Silvio Espresso, 1 star Decaf Espresso, 1 star Assam Loose Leaf Tea, 1 star Kenya Loose Leaf Tea. 1 Star x3 and 2 Star x3 - 2012 Great Taste Award Results 2 star Fairtrade House Blend filter coffee 1 star Jasmine loose leaf tea Temptation Hot Chocolate Puccini Espresso Sweet Wonders Espresso Great Taste Awards 2011- 2 stars for Tiamo Espresso (92% Arabica) - 2 stars for Silvio Espresso - 2 stars for Guatemalan Chimaltenango Bourbon Coffee - 1 star for Camomile Flower Tea - 1 star for Earl Grey Tea - 1 star for Fairtrade Loose Leaf Tea - 1 star for Colombian Somondoco Coffee - 1 star for Costa Rican Coffee - 1 star for Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee.