Insomnia Coffee Company has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the second year running, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 6 March.
Nine companies have qualified for the first time in the 2020 Best Managed Companies Awards programme. They join a network of 130 companies representing 27 counties across Ireland, with a combined
Insomnia are proud to be sponsors of this year’s Ennis Book Club Festival. The Ennis Book Club Festival took place from 6th-8th March 2020 and is a literary festival which aims to promote and celebrate reading and books.
Ennis town was bustling with avid book readers from all around Ireland and further afield who came together to share their love of books! Not only does the festival include author readings, discussions but also debates on topical affairs, workshops, poetry
Insomnia Coffee is delighted to announce that our Cavan store has been selected as a Top30 Finalist in the 2019 AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards, the only store in Cavan to make it thorugh to the Top30.
Retail Excellence is the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. The Top30 list comprises of retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry, vying to be Ireland’s National Store of the Year. The Store of the
We were absolutely thrilled to be named ‘Retail Franchise of the Year” at the 24th annual Irish Franchise Association Awards. The awards recognise excellence and leadership in the Irish Franchise industry. The award was presented by Ciara O’Farrell from Elavon.
Representatives from over 35 franchises in Ireland converged on Clontarf Castle Hotel on Friday to discover who had become the 2019 awards winners within the franchise industry. Hosted by the Irish Franchise Association, the line-up included 15 awards in
Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to announce that 3 of our stores have been selected as a Retail Excellence Top 100 store.
Insomnia, Main Street, Cavan
Insomnia, Hoey’s Lane Dundalk, Louth
Insomnia, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
Retail Excellence is the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. The Top100 stores comprises of retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry. The awards were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage high standards in
23 Jul2019 Sit back and enjoy a Coffee @ Spar Ettington
Today we opened our doors in Ettington, the picturesque village near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England.
Insomnia Ettington manager, Allyson is looking forward to welcoming all our new customers in Ettington and thinks that a new coffee shop is just what the local village community needs.
With an abundance of natural light and comfortable seating, the store promises to be the perfect place for a quiet coffee or catch up with friends. There will
04 Jul2019 Introducing our New Medium Roast Coffee
Introducing our New Medium Roast Coffee 100% Arabica
We are delighted to introduce the 2nd Limited Edition of Insomnia Voyager - we are 22 years in business this year and constantly innovating to respond to changing trends.
Insomnia Voyager brings you on a journey in every cup, every year we pack up, go out and find you a new exotic coffee, roast it medium and with heaps of respect.
This year we went to ASCARIVE in Brazil and FEDECOCAGUA in Guatemala, just one sip and
Yesterday marked our official, fun-filled, opening party at our Insomnia store in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. We were joined on the day by the gang from Midwest radio who broadcasted live from outside the store and gave away great prizes to listeners, including a competition to win Free Coffee for a Year!
Inside the store, visitors of all ages got tonnes of enjoyment from our COFFie machine which allowed guests to get their selfies and images on their coffees all day. Many
We’re thrilled to have opened today a new Insomnia in Claremorris, Co. Mayo!
Claremorris is the fastest growing town in Co. Mayo and it’s located near Knock Hill, Land of the Giants and Mayfield Lake.
Insomnia Claremorris is the third site in Co. Mayo. Located in The Silverbridge Plaza, near Tesco and other local businesses and surrounded by a big car parking area it’s the perfect place for those looking to relax for a while or looking
Insomnia is once again taking part in the UK COFFEE WEEK by donating 5p for each coffee sold during 29th April – 5th May 2019.
UK Coffee Week is returning to coffee shops, retailers and foodservice outlets across UK, raising money for Project Waterfall whilst celebrating and championing the country’s thriving coffee scene. Set to be the largest yet, the celebration has so far changed over 40,000 lives and raised almost £1 million for Project Waterfall – an initiative delivering clean water, sanitation and education to
We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their fantastic support during Fairtrade Fortnight. We are delighted to announce that this year we raised £18,747 will go directly to our nominated project, the Manizales Coffee Cooperative in Colombia. This means since 2009 we have raised an incredible £112,711 for our nominated projects.
This years' project is very special to the Insomnia team as we source our Voyager Single Origin Medium Roast Coffee from the Colombian cooperative. The money raised will have a
04 Apr2019 Seaside treat in Skerries
Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to announce that latest store opened in Skerries Eurospar this week. We’re thrilled with our new sea side location, just a short stroll from the bustling harbour.
Skerries is easily accessible by the DART, a perfect excuse to spend a couple of hours exploring the rugged Fingal coastline with tranquil scenic walks or guided tours of Rockabill Lighthouse and the Skerries Islands.
With seating for just under 30 people, our Skerries
Amazing news everyone… Insomnia Treats Rewards Programme has won the Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year 2019! This is a huge success for our Loyalty programme – thanks to our customers!
The Insomnia Treats Rewards programme was one of the big winners of the first Irish Loyalty Awards ceremony, held last Thursday at the Intercontinental Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin.
The Irish Loyalty Awards is a recognition
Insomnia Coffee is pleased to announce the opening of our latest store located on Gardiner Street, one of Dublin’s most distinguished Georgian Streets.
Gardiner Street is one of Dublin’s best know streets due to its historical, cultural, political and architectural importance. The store is just a stone’s throw from Mountjoy Square, we’re already dreaming of ICECAPS in the square on hot summer days! Other popular locations nearby are St. Francis Street Xavier Church, Cathal Brugha campus of
Insomnia Coffee has been named as one of Deloitte's Best Managed Companies. Insomnia which demonstrated superior business performance, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 1 March 2019.
This year, 12 new companies join a network of 136 companies that were awarded the status of Best Managed. The Best Managed Companies network this year has total revenues of almost €11 billion, export sales of almost €3 billion and total employment of approximately 44,000 people.
Commenting on the award, Harry O’ Kelly, CEO, said:
Each year during Fairtrade Fortnight we support a nominated Insomnia Community project and donate 5 pence from each hot beverage sold during that period. To date we have raised £93,964.
In 2019, all funds raised between February 25th and March 10th, will go directly to the Manizales Coffee Cooperative in Colombia. This years’ project is very special to the Insomnia team as we source our Voyager Single Origin Medium Roast Coffee from the Colombian cooperative.
Great news, Insomnia have been nominated as a Finalist for the Best QSR Loyalty Programme of the Year with its Insomnia Treats programme. This is a huge success for our Loyalty programme – thanks to our customers!
The winners will be announced on March 28th at a black-tie event. In the mean time you can vote for Insomnia to win the Overall Loyalty Programme Award! Click here to vote now: Read more >>
11 Feb2019 Insomnia Love Stories
Love is in the air at Insomnia! We all know that coffee brings people together, either for a catch up with friends or for a first date even… Insomnia started serving coffee 20 years ago and throughout the years it became the place where many people met their best friends or their loved ones.
This Valentine’s day we’ve asked our employees to share their Insomnia Love Stories and we’ve received three heart-melting love stories of couples of met at Insomnia or
16 Jan2019 ‘An chéad stad eile’…Next Stop Cabra!
We are delighted to open our newest Insomnia on New Cabra Road adjacent to Spar today. We’re very proud of all the unique finishing touches in store, from our tea cup clock, photo wall, coffee infographic mirror and lots and lots of seating. We are sure that whether you’re grabbing your morning coffee, catching up with your friends or setting down to read a good book, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and comfortable space with a great ambience.
21 Dec2018 Christmas Opening Hours
We would like to inform all our loyal customers that there will be a slight change to some of our stores opening hours over the festive period.
From everyone here at Insomnia Coffee Company
24 Oct2018 Now brewing at Liffey St Upper, Dublin 1!
Today we’ve opened a new Insomnia store in Dublin 1, right in the heart of the city!
The new store located at Liffey Street Upper is the perfect spot for a coffee if you’re shopping in town or just visiting some of the city’s land marks such as the General Post Office and the Ha’penny Bridge!
Situated between Henry St. and Abbey St, Insomnia Liffey St. Upper is the
Insomnia Coffee Company won the Café of the Year at the Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards 2018, held in Dublin on the 18th October.
Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the Café of the Year 2018 Award. I am extremely proud of the team and all their hard work and dedication to growing Insomnia to what it is today."
Organised by Metropolis Business Media, group publisher Helen Lyons commented, “We are thrilled with the success of
We’re thrilled to announce that Insomnia has been shortlisted as one of 2018 finalists in the Waste Prevention Business Award category for the Pakman Awards this year!
This is Insomnia’s first time entering the Pakman Awards and we’re also in with the chance of winning your category and being Ireland’s overall winner of the Pakman Awards 2018 for Excellence in Waste Management and Recycling.
We are absolutely thrilled to be named ‘Franchisor with Outstanding Social Responsibility” in the 23rd annual Irish Franchise Awards that recognise excellence in franchising and outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.
The award ceremony was held on Friday 28th September, at Clontarf Castle in Dublin and is celebrating 23 years this year – one of the longest running business award ceremonies in
At Insomnia we love to celebrate coffee and this year we’re celebrating International Coffee Day (1st October) in a very special way, we're offering one FREE COFFEE coupon to all customers who download and register a new account on the Insomnia Treats App on the 1st of October 2018.
All you have to do is register a new account on Insomnia Treats App (available for Android and iOS) next Monday and you’ll automatically earn a free coffee
We’re thrilled to announce that Insomnia Saggart achieved the Top30 Finalist Status on the Retail Excellence Awards 2019!
Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland, has today announced the Top30 stores in Ireland. The list comprises retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry.
The Top30 stores will now be rigorously tested with a financial audit and an onsite visit from Retail Excellence and Echochamber. The sectoral category winners, Top5 Stores and the National Store of
08 Jun2018 Summer Icecaps have arrived in Portlaoise
It was an exciting day as Insomnia Portlaoise opened on Thursday, 7th June in the Kyle Shopping Centre in Portlaoise town! Lead by store manager Katarzyna the new team of 6 staff were off to a busy start as customers were looking for ICECAPs to cool down in the lovely summer weather.
Located beside Dunnes Stores, this is a busy area of Portlaoise and Insomnia are excited to be the first coffee shop in the Kyle Shopping Centre, with plenty of parking around the shopping centre for visiting
We have teamed up with Natural Born Feeder (Roz Purcell) to create a recipe that would tie with our new Voyager Coffee. We've asked Roz to create a guilt free snack matching with the flavours of our new coffee itself.
Roz used to live in Colombia (from where our new Single Origin Medium roast coffee is) and one of her favourite treats over there was a "Cocada", so she taught about making
18 May2018 One sip away from Summer
Summer is all about relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and go on a long holiday. With Insomnia’s new summer range, you’ll be one sip away from a relaxing tropical paradise! This summer we dare you to try something different – our new exclusive summer range has a variety of options for everyone’s taste: pick up one of our four blended frappe drinks from Oreo to Brunch ICECAP, one of the two quenching lemonade drinks, a Watermelon Granita or a Coconut Mango & Green Ice
15 May2018 Double shot of coffee in Sligo!
Today we’ve opened our second Insomnia store in Sligo!
Capital of the Northwest region and one of Ireland’s largest towns, Sligo sees a new Insomnia Coffee Shop opening today following the first opening in 2016 (Quayside SC).
Located in O’Connell Street, in the heart of the city and just across the street from Penneys, this is one of the most spacious Insomnia shops, with more than 60 seats and plenty of space to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee. <
Insomnia are thrilled to have partnered with Maxol this month to open our first dedicated Drive Thru offering at Maxol Ballycoolin, located on the N2/N3 link road, in the heart of the Dublin Enterprise Zone.
CEO of Insomnia, Harry O’Kelly, said; “At Insomnia we are thrilled to be opening our first ever Drive Thru store at Maxol, Ballycoolin, we are sure it will prove a really popular way for people to get their favourite coffee on the go. The drive-thru will also
This year is huge for the Special Olympics Ireland Games as the games are taking place in Dublin for the first time in 16 years gathering 1600 Special Olympics athletes from throughout Ireland.
For the past few years we’ve been supporting Special Olympics on their collection day, this year the Collection Day will take place on Friday 20th April and we’ll be donating 5 cents for every hot drink purchased today.
The amount raised will be used to ensure that the charity
In 2018 Insomnia will take part in UK Coffee Week for the second time, donating 5p for each coffee sold during this week!
Now in its eight-year, UK Coffee Week will be taking place from the 16th to the 22nd of April 2018 with a nationwide fundraising campaign across thousands of coffee shops across the UK.
The donations received will go to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. Last year our customers contributed with a total of £648 to
27 Mar2018 Winter Heart perform live at Insomnia Athy
On Saturday we got our first glimpse of Spring as the sun shone! What better way to spend an evening like this than with some live acoustic music and a relaxing coffee. Athy locals gathered on Saturday, 24th March, to hear a local band, Winter Heart, perform their newest material in an acoustic set at Insomnia Athy. This performance was in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and €230 was raised on the evening. A big thank you to everyone who
23 Mar2018 Coffee is our calling at Insomnia Coalville
Located in the Belvoir Shopping Centre, in the heart of Coalville, North West Leicestershire, you will now find the newest Insomnia store, Insomnia Coffee Company @ Coalville! Situated at the front of Belvoir Shopping Centre, Insomnia is in the perfect spot for a coffee and a bite to eat if you’re out shopping for the day or for locals looking for a new place to lunch. Insomnia joins 40 other retailers in this busy retail quarter and our
13 Mar2018 THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS!
Thank you to all our customers for their great support this Fairtrade Fortnight!
For the past years of Insomnia’s involvement in Fairtrade Fortnight we’ve contributed with five cents from each cup sold towards our nominated community projects, raising a total of €107,389.
The €15,210 raised this year will go directly to our nominated project of the ASOBAGRI Coffee Cooperative, in Guatemala, with the aim to empower Women within the coffee industry in Latin America.
ASOBAGRI has 278 indigenous women members
Every year, since 2009, we have taken part in Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold is donated to our nominated Insomnia Community projects.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, we are donating 5p from every Fairtrade beverage sold to our nominated project of the ASOBAGRI Coffee Cooperative, in Guatemala, with the aim to empower Women within the coffee industry in Latin America.
ASOBAGRI has 278 indigenous women members involved in the production of Fairtrade coffee and has been continually working to accomplish gender equality within the
Random Acts of Kindness Day came to fruition thanks to the brilliant minds behind the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, who created a global initiative which takes place in February each year with the aim of encouraging people to spread a little kindness. They say that being kind is contagious, so your decision to perform even one kind act can spread exponentially and cause a wave of generosity. One of Insomnia’s mottos is “Love being Kind because we all love surprises!” so it’s
Love is in the air this Valentine's Day at Insomnia!
To celebrate Valentines Day we will be giving 3 lucky winners a €25 gift card each. Use it to treat your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, mother, brother or who ever you would like to bring for a coffee date! Coffee is for catch ups and chats, so we want our winners to relax and enjoy a coffee date with someone special.Terms & Conditions:
1. The Promoter: Insomnia Coffee Company, 1st Floor, Cunningham House, 130
Every year, since 2006, Insomnia has taken part in the Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold during those 2 weeks is donated to our nominated community project.
In 2017, we’ve raised €14,305 for the construction of a Youth Centre for young members and the children of the ACPC Pichanaki Coffee Cooperative in Peru. We are thrilled to say that this community project is now 100% finished!
The young members of the Fairtrade certified coffee cooperatives in the Junin region can now use the
15 Nov2017 Insomnia woke up in Athy today!
We're very excited to announce that Insomnia opened a new store this week in Athy, Co. Kildare. The store, located on Edmund Rice Square, is the perfect spot to take a break while doing some shopping in the town centre or to grab a hot chocolate and warm up after browsing the markets in the town square.
Insomnia Athy is a stone’s throw away from the jetty in Athy town centre so it’s also the perfect spot for those travelling on the
Insomnia Coffee Company won the National Café Chain of the Year and best Deli & Accompaniments product with the Pesto Roast Veg Beetroot Ciabatta at the Irish Café Quality Food Awards 2017, held in Dublin on the 26th October.
Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the National Café Chain of the Year 2017 Award for the second year in a row.
We’re thrilled to announce that Insomnia Baggot Street achieved the Top30 Finalist Status on the Retail Excellence Awards 2018!
Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland, has today announced the Top30 stores in Ireland. The list comprises retailers from around the country in every sector within the Irish Retail Industry.
The Top30 stores will now be rigorously tested with a financial audit and an onsite visit from Retail Excellence and Echochamber. The sectoral category winners, Top5 Stores and the National Store
Three weeks ago, Shannon Gospel Choir gave an amazing performance at Insomnia Shannon! We had an amazing audience and all seats were taken to see this much-loved choir. A generous amount was raised (€370) for the Goradiche Orphanage (St. Senan’s Parish, Shannon) during the evening.
Our customers enjoyed this special evening so much that we’ve decided to do it again and bring another local artist…
Adam Moloney is only 14-years old
12 Jun2017 Coffee and Music – The perfect blend!
Summer is all about having fun, relax, ice drinks, music and of course… Summer Festivals, right? At Insomnia Shannon we’re getting all of these under one roof for you!
To get into summer mode we’ll be showcasing some artists who will take part on the SHANNON FESTIVAL 2017 (8th-10th September 2017).
Shannon Gospel Choir will be performing this Thursday at Insomnia Shannon, starting at 7pm - you’re more than welcome to come on in and enjoy a perfect after
23 May2017 St. Stephens Green reopened with a new look
Summer has arrived and brought us not only the new delicious summer drinks but also a completely refurbished store – St. Stephens Green!
St Stephens Green reopened last week after a huge makeover, the store has now a new comfy sitting area, perfect for a quick meeting or catch up with friends.
The new store design incorporates natural wood, granite and brick finishes with a retro vintage feel through quirky fun branding and wall features.
The main feature in
Insomnia took part on the Enterprise Town Community event that took place last Saturday, May 13th, in Deansgrange. This Bank of Ireland initiative aims to promote local businesses while involving the community with all the town has to offer.
Dominik Roman, our store manager in Deansgrange was delighted with this initiative and with the chance to bring a taste of Insomnia’s to the residents, he says “Visitors were delighted to see Insomnia there, it was a very busy and successful
12 May2017 Win one of the 5 Family passes to the Premiere of Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVEN
To celebrate the launch of Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVENGE in Irish Cinemas, Insomnia are offering five lucky winners the chance to go to the Special Preview Screening in Savoy Cinema, Dublin, on Saturday, the 20th of May, at 2.15pm.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the 5 family passes (2 adults and 2 children), all you have to do to enter, is go to our Facebook page, 'Like' and answer the question on the Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar
For every hot drink purchased today, May 5th, Insomnia will be donating 5 cents to Special Olympics Ireland.
The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that the charity can continue to realize its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area.
You can also show your support by making a donation in the collection tins in our stores.
For more information on Special Olympics Ireland and all the fantastic
The Irish Franchise Association has announced the shortlist for this year’s Franchise Awards from which the overall winner in twelve categories will be chosen. Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to be named amongst these finalists for two categories: Best Indigenous Irish Franchise and Franchise of the Year (Retail).
The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in Franchising and reward outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.
In 2016 Insomnia was presented with the award for Best Indigenous Irish Franchise. This year is
UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising campaign that takes place in thousands of coffee shops across the UK. Now in its seventh year, UK Coffee Week will be taking place from the 10th to the 16th of April.
The donations received will go to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. Water is integral to the live of the farmers who grow our coffee and more than 663 million people around the world do not have access to safe,Insomnia Fairtrade Community Projects
Every year, since 2009, we have taken part in Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold is donated to our nominated Insomnia Community projects. Thus far, we have raised over £65,735 for these nominated community projects.
Our last project, which started back in February 2014, raising over £31,916, saw the construction of a student Infirmary and Dispensary for the Hekima Girls School in Bukoba, Tanzania, where malaria is a big issue. The objective for this project was to take
Every year, since 2009, we have taken part in Fairtrade Fortnight, where a percentage from each hot beverage sold is donated to our nominated Insomnia Community projects, to date we have raised over €77,874.
For the past three years, the funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight have gone directly to the construction of a student Infirmary and Dispensary for the Hekima Girls School in Bukoba, Tanzania, our nominated Fairtrade project.
The Hekima Girls School is located in the rural village Kashozi, close to Bukoba town. The
Insomnia Coffee Company won the National Café Chain of the Year at the Irish Café Quality Food Awards 2016 held in Dublin on the 8th September.
Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “we were thrilled to win the National Café Chain of the Year 2016 Award. I am extremely proud of the team and all their hard work and dedication to growing Insomnia to the national chain it is today. This award really recognises the great brand we have”<