Karl Purdy, coffee expert and owner of Coffeeangel

So far this week we’ve been told that drinking between three and five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, then cautioned by medical(...)

Karen and Darren Gardiner, proprietors of Ground Espresso Bars, which plans to create more than 100 jobs in the coming year as part of a multimillion-pound expansion plan that will include a unit in Dublin.

Northern Ireland’s largest independent cafe chain, Ground Espresso Bars, is opening its first outlet in the Republic, with clothing retailer Next, in (...)

Kary Purdy outside his shop, Coffeeangel, on South Anne Street Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

I ’m standing in a small room off the Lisbon Road in Belfast and about to cup. My host, Hugh Gilmartin from Specialist Beverages, says we are r(...)