Ground Espresso Bars
County Antrim entrepreneurs Darren and Karen Gardiner are both crazy about coffee, so it was an obvious choice to go into business with the bean. There are now no less than 12 Ground Espresso bars across Northern Ireland selling excellent coffee and in-house buns, cakes and traybakes.
Their staff are trained to the highest level by their own in-house trainers. Baristas have a Bean Grading System. They monitor their coffee skills
and award them either a one, two or three stripe bean badge or the coveted gold bean badge if they reach Barista Championship Competition standard. We like their incentives!
They’re really cool with families at these places. Most of them have a kids’ play areas, feeding mothers are very welcome and they even have “man crèches”. There’s a great range of child-friendly food . We adults just love the cinnamon scones, handmade muffins and traybakes. Scrummy.
Next stores at Royal Avenue,Sprucefield KnockRoad(within Spar), Waterstones, Belfast. Branches in Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Portrush, Bushmills, Coleraine Translink and Cookstown
Voted one of the Top 50 Coffee Shops in the UK by The Independent