Director of Johnsons Coffee has said a contract to supply the
beverage to one of the UK's major ferry companies has secured
employment at the firm's Lisburn roastery.
Philip Mills was speaking after his company announced the major
deal with Norfolkline which operates services on both the Irish
Sea and English Channel including sailings between Belfast and
"The deal also paves the way for further
expansion into this market," Mr. Mills added. Johnsons Coffee
imports Arabica coffees from around the globe and will supply
Norfolkline with Bellagio Espresso Beans and Johnsons Filter
Coffees to serve in the lounges onboard their vessels.
Staff on the ships will be trained to
Speciality Coffee Association standards to ensure the high
quality of the coffee is preserved.
Kell Robdrup, Director of Norfolkline Ferry
Division said they were "extremely impressed not only by the
product quality but also by the comprehensive knowledge Johnsons
will bring to his company's beverage offering.
"Norfolkline passengers will appreciate this
investment in quality coffee and quality service," he added.
Maynard Mawhinney, Director, Food Division,
Invest NI, said his organisation had facilitated a number of
meetings in recent months between Northern Ireland companies and
major foodservice providers outside the Province.
"This contract between Norfolkline and Johnsons
Coffee is tangible recognition of the quality of the product and
services that our local companies provide," he added.