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.