An amazing new coffee shop has just opened in Northern Ireland’s popular seaside resort of Portstewart.
3hree Kings Coffee Company opened its first premises on the bustling promenade just last week, bringing with it a £250K investment and 17 new jobs for the area.
And plans are already underway to set up shop in equally popular destinations, including Coleraine and South Belfast in the coming months, with premises secured in Kingsgate Street and the Lisburn Road. And already, work has begun to fit them out.
Currently a proprietor, Colin McClean, who formerly worked as a Geography teacher, told the Belfast Telegraph he definitely hopes to expand across Northern Ireland in the coming years.
“We’re different from other coffee shops for a number of reasons,” Colin told Belfast Telegraph.
“Most high street coffee shops that you go into only sell pre-packed food, but we make everything daily, on-site, and if a customer wants something that is off menu, then we can tailor for that as well.
“Where possible, we use local ingredients and we also use specialist ingredients , so things like sourdough.
“We have teamed up with a coffee company called UCC, which is one of the biggest coffee companies, which is important for us.”
Indeed, 3three Kings Coffee Company officially opened its doors just last week on Tuesday, August 2, at 5.30pm – and are already in need of additional staff due to their roaring success.
Colin continued: “We started out with 10 people but we are in the process of employing more as we have been so busy.
“In total, we will have 16 or 17 baristas positions.
“We’re open from 8am to 10pm, so at the moment are staff are working pretty long shifts so the increase in employees will help that.
“There are about 70 seats in the shop and, in terms of customers, we had about 400 people through the doors on the first day and it has been pretty much constant since.
The feedback we’ve had has been very, very positive.”
Colin intends to open in Coleraine towards the end of August, with the view of opening in the Lisburn Road in October. Just in time to warm up South Belfast over the Winter months!
Check 3three Kings Coffee Company out on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest info – and seriously mouth watering food and coffee pics!
Source: Belfast Telegraph