Philip AKA the Javaman started selling coffee from a little cart in Donegal Arcade in Belfast way back in 1998. At the time coffee carts were part of the coffee revolution in cities like Seattle where they could be found on every street corner. That same coffee cart is still used today at Belfast’s St George’s Market on market days.
He developed the business by providing speciality coffee at events. His first mobile coffee unit was a Little Ape Piaggio Italian coffee van that he brought back from Italy in 2001. Almost 10 years later, he and his wife Maribeth opened their first shop on Oxford Street in St George’s market and started roasting coffee. They now do a daily micro-roast in store. That means their customers get the freshest coffee possible. Philip and Maribeth’s mission is to source interesting coffee beans, roast them daily and encourage our customers to try before buying. Sounds good to us.
Their goal for 2015 is to purchase a much larger coffee roaster so they can wholesale coffee to restaurants and bars around Northern Ireland. We can’t wait!
What They Do
Coffee to go and retail roasted coffee.
All types of coffee from macchiatos to mocha lattes
Best Stall in St George's Market 2013