Charred cauliflower with tahini, harissa honey sauce and preseved lemons, from Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour. Photograph: Kris Kirkham

Ghayour’s inspirational feast Sabrina Ghayour’s food is almost impossible to categorise, and it is all the more compelling for that reason. Sure, you(...)

‘We cooked beans in the morning, went to work and cooked beans in the evening after work. It was just insane’. Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson of Cool Beans.

Starting a business and being your own boss is a dream for many. But taking the plunge does not necessarily mean being able to quit the day job straig(...)

Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson of The Cool Bean Company

Isolde Johnson and Sarah O’Connor first met working in EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Isolde had studied business and politics in college while Sarah ca(...)

Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson, founders of the Cool Bean Company. Photograph: Dara Munnis

It can be difficult as a start-up to feel like you are achieving things because there is always so much to be done. Seriously, every time you get (...)

Cool Beans founders Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson

We have encountered a lot of surprises since we started Cool Beans and there are two in particular that spring to mind. While both are different in(...)

(Left to right) Isolde Johnson and Sarah O’Connor: Our next goal was to grow as quickly as possible. Every business wants to be bigger, because with most businesses (food especially) you are chasing volume in order to hit profitability and ultimately be viable

We haven’t checked in on the Cool Beans journey in a while and that’s mainly because the past few months have been the busiest we’ve ever been as a(...)

 Members of three start-ups pitching at the AIB Start-up Academy launch event in the Sugar Club - Elva Carri and Aine Mulloy   from GirlCrew, Fabien Peyaud from Herdwatch, guest speaker Brody Sweeney of Camile Thai, Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson from Cool Beans. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The second AIB Start-up Academy was launched last night with a networking event in Dublin. The Irish Times and AIB are collaborating again to look fo(...)