Moher Cottage has best coffee in Clare

Moher Cottage has best coffee in Clare

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One of County Clare’s newest coffee and gift shops has beaten off stiff competition to be named as having the ‘best coffee in Ireland’ – as voted by listeners to one of the country’s top independent radio stations.   

‘Moher Cottage’ in Liscannor received 28% of a total 10,000 votes cast by listeners to Alison Curtis’s ‘Today FM’ weekend breakfast show.

The competition attracted entries from all over Ireland, with one other Clare entry, ‘The Wooden Spoon’ in Killaloe also making it to the final shortlist of ten.

Caitríona Considine, who owns the business with her husband Kevin near the Cliffs of Moher, said she was delighted with the award, especially as ‘Moher cottage’ only opened its doors two months ago.

“Winning the public vote for the best coffee in Ireland has been a great boost to the business. We have also made the Regional shortlist of only one of two businesses in Munster in the ‘Bank of Ireland Start up awards’ in the ‘Creative Retail Category’, which was fantastic”, she said.

“We believe we have something special here in Moher Cottage and so far, thankfully our customers are enjoying the experience which is so important to us”, she added.

“We have great coffee but more importantly we are a new family business, built up from our old cow shed and pigsty in the most wonderful community in Liscannor. Everyone has been amazingly supportive right from the very beginning and we now employ some of our neighbours, working with us, it really is a team and community effort,” she commented.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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