Ground espresso bars was established in 2001 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. They are a family owned and operated business. They have made it their mission to provide a haven for all customers where comfort, friendship, happiness, quality and ethics become synonymous with the Ground name.
Their vision, is somewhat similar to ours at Suki tea, and we feel this is what makes the relationship we have work so well. Their vision is to become the only chain of coffee bars in NI that can maintain a local, family friendly, welcoming atmosphere in partnership with excellent coffees served with innovation, in an ethical manner – as Ground Espresso Bars ltd grows, so does their commitment to people and the planet.
Another session of tea tasting at Suki Tea Academy helps maintain this relationship, keeping our guests, ahead of the trends and up to date on all that is going on in Suki HQ. We have been working with Ground pretty much since the day they started the business.
Ground have always been way ahead of the trend curve with offering loose leaf tea many moons before it became the norm. The team jumped on the chance of sending their staff to the Tea Academy with us, it's a great way to learn and experiment in a friendly environment.
We have seen many staff through the doors and this bunch we're exceptionally eager to learn, lucky Oscar enjoys a questions or two!!
Look our for our tea when you next visit a Ground café and it would be worth giving the Tea of the month a go!