The Roaster

  • Tim Smith joins Johnsons Coffee training division

Tim Smith joins Johnsons Coffee training division

Tim Smith has been appointed as a trainer with Johnsons Coffee to help expand their training team, which supports the increasing number of new clients across Great Britain and Ireland.

Tim, who has worked in the industry for seven years previously managing outlets and working as area barista trainer for two major coffee chains, will be responsible for barista training with new and existing clients.

  • Lisburn Chamber of Commerce visit Johnsons Coffee
  • Lisburn Chamber of Commerce visit Johnsons Coffee

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce visit Johnsons Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce recently visited Johnsons Coffee in Lisburn as part of its programme of business study visits for 2014.

Philip Mills, Group Sales Director, Johnson Brothers gave a presentation on the history of the company, followed by a tour of the factory showing the roasting and production facilities. The event concluded in the sampling room, where guests enjoyed the different blends of coffee that Johnsons produce.

Pictured with Philip Mills, Group Sales Director, Johnson Brothers at the event are Johnny Steen and Belinda O’Neill, from the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce. Also members of Lisburn Chamber.

 

  • Erin Higgins wins Master Barista title with the Sandwich Company

Erin Higgins wins Master Barista title with the Sandwich Company

 

The finals of the ‘Sandwich Company’s Master Barista of the Year’ competition took place recently at The Sandwich Company, Strand Road, L/Derry, Northern Ireland.

Hosts of the event, Johnsons Coffee welcomed baristas from all the Sandwich Company restaurants, across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The title of Master Barista was awarded to Erin Higgins from the Sandwich Company’s restaurant in the Diamond, who put on an impressive performance to win the award for Best Signature Coffee and the overall title of Master Barista of the Year.

Runner up was Theresa McGilloway, from the Sandwich Company, The Diamond and 3rd Place went to Alison Page from the Sandwich Company, Lisnagelvin.

The Chairman of the judges was Simon Robertson, the UK Barista Champion, who commented “Congratulations to Erin on winning the title. There were some very strong challengers and I was extremely impressed with the very high standards shown by all competitors.”

Philip Mills, Group Sales Director for Johnson Brothers and a Champion Barista himself, also praised the commitment and professionalism of the competitors and congratulated all involved in the competition.

  • Visit Johnsons Coffee at IFEX 2014 and have the chance to win  a superb Jura Impressa automated coffee machine

Visit Johnsons Coffee at IFEX 2014 and have the chance to win a superb Jura Impressa automated coffee machine

 

Johnsons Coffee are inviting all customers, suppliers and friends to visit them on stand D3 in the King’s Hall Complex between 11th – 13th March, where they will not only serving their freshly brewed blends of Johnsons Coffee, but they will also be roasting the coffee on their stand – a FIRST at IFEX!

Everyone visiting the stand is invited to drop their business card into the draw to win a superb Jura Impressa automated bean to cup coffee machine – and not only that, but Johnsons will be making a donation for each card entered to the important work of the SOS Bus in Northern Ireland.

IFEX is Northern Ireland’s PREMIER showcase of the latest food & drink products, catering equipment, interiors, technology and services to the food, retail and hospitality industries.