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7th Raven

Here we are outside 7th Raven’s Cappoquin Roastery and Warehouse in West Waterford. We the two Irish. Sean’s the young one with the great red hair, greater red beard and all with his Mid West American accent. The old one with the head gear on to hide the grey hair is me. Sean does much on the formulations and production, I do much on everything. Together, we are 7th Raven. 

We know how to pronounce Tjolotjo (and have been there) but clueless on pronouncing dólámhach. 

There’s no great old copper pot still in our warehouse or rows of  wooden barrels filled with maturing whiskey. At the back of our warehouse sits Gino, our Italian direct heat 15 kg batch coffee roaster.

So if we’ve shattered both your perceptions of an Irish alcoholic drinks manufacturer and how good a ready to drink cocktail can really taste like, we’ve done our job well and had a grand old time doing it.

Dave McLaughlin

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Our origins and focus has always been on producing quality African Arabica roasted beans and using this base to create some exciting and innovative value added products such as nitro coffee and espresso martini.

Why Africa Arabica Coffee?

Well, Africa is both the home of all coffees throughout the world and it is our home too.

African coffees, especially the heirloom varieties grown for thousands of years in the Highlands of Ethiopia hold such variety and quality, there is no need to look any further.

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Our Roasting philosophy has always been to produce a balanced coffee, a good solid body with outstanding flavours and aromas to give our customers a great mouthfeel with every sip.

Ethiopia coffee, coffee custom, coffee, coffee culture

Nitro coffee was our first venture into value-added coffee products which we began in 2013 whilst wholesale coffee roasting in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In 2017 we brought those skills and passion to Ireland, the land of our forefathers, where we set up our present operation.

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Espresso Martini was the next exciting project. Developing the right formulation and gas mix was a challenge but by the end of 2019 we were very happy with our flavour profile and the ability to pour consistently an espresso martini from a bar stout tap with a very good head of small golden nitro bubbles.

For both the Nitro Coffee and the Espresso Martini we have used Oneway recyclable kegs.

With the advent of Covid-19 we are making our products available in bottles ranging from 330 ml to 700 ml.

Our Coffee journey began in 2002, some 18 years ago in the US where we operated our own retail specialty coffee shop and wholesale roasting operation. We learnt to love the industry from behind the counter –  the customers, the staff, the coffee…we love it all.

From here our journey looks bright and exciting.  Many markets in Europe are now being researched. Maybe you’ll see us in your local pub soon. Hope so…

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