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UWM “Ground breaking” deal with Kimbo Coffee

United Wine Merchants, Northern Ireland’s leading independent drinks distributor has teamed up with Kimbo Coffee to become the exclusive distributors of Kimbo Espresso Italiano Coffee throughout the Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Having spent 30 years as an established wholesale business within the Licensed Trade, Kimbo Coffee will be a diversification for United Wine Merchants who aim to tap into the increasingly popular coffee market.

United Wine Merchants will supply Kimbo Espresso Italiano coffee directly to the market for the consumer to enjoy in cafes, restaurants, hotels, bars, offices and pubs around the country and have secured the prestigious Westbury Hotel, Dublin as one of their flagship accounts

Martin McAuley, United Wines Merchant’s, Managing Director said “Coffee is an increasingly important revenue stream for pubs with excellent profit margins of 80/90%. With this in mind we searched to find the right coffee partner and Kimbo was the natural choice; not only do they have exceptional coffee and a commitment and dedication to barista training, they also have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to share.

“Within the coffee market it is important for staff to be well trained to keep quality and consistency high. Serving incredible coffee is a journey; United Wine Merchants in partnership with Kimbo intend to guide the customer along the way and help deliver an experience that will bring repeat and loyal customers.  We have a dedicated team and a fully trained in house Kimbo All-Ireland Ambassador will deliver expert training and support to our customer base”

Angus McKenzie, Kimbo UK Managing Director said “Kimbo is delighted to have been chosen by United Wine Merchants as their preferred coffee partner for the Ireland market, with some 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry in Ireland their knowledge of the market coupled with our expertise in coffee promises to be a winning combination. Together we hope we can introduce good quality coffee into pubs across Ireland in an attempt to challenge the high street coffee chains for a share of this ever growing market.

Established over 50 years ago in Naples, Kimbo is the Number 2 coffee in the competitive Italian retail market for packaged coffee.  Success achieved thanks to a steadfast customer fidelity policy based on one concrete element: the quality of the products. Their mission is to work with commitment and passion to guarantee coffee of excellent quality and unmistakable flavour, in the finest Neapolitan tradition; to offer the market a wide range of products to meet the diverse demands of the consumers and the evolution in technology.  Now the next step for the brand along with United Wine Merchant’s is to spread the culture of espresso throughout Ireland.

In order to prepare a perfect Italian espresso it is important to have the finest Italian made espresso machine. United Wines Merchant’s have secured local service partners who are committed to delivering high quality engineering back up support to espresso machines in the field. The UWM’s team are trained in the art of perfect espresso and they will assist in identifying the machine that best is suited to the outlet and their coffee requirements and will be able to offer full service packages which include supply of machine.

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