Java Republic and Cafento coffee brands agree deal

David McKernan, founded of Java Republic, says the Cafento deal will help identify opportunities at home and abroad
David McKernan, founded of Java Republic, says the Cafento deal will help identify opportunities at home and abroad

Java Republic, the Irish coffee buyer with import projects all over the world, has announced it is joining forces with the family-run Spanish coffee company Cafento. The new deal will see Cafento oversee the domestic and international expansion of the Java Republic brand.

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7 May 2019 | 0

Java Republic, one of Ireland’s best-known coffee roasters, has joined forces with the family-run Spanish coffee company Cafento in a deal that will see Cafento oversee the expansion of the Java Republic brand in Ireland and around the world. Java Republic’s existing management team will remain in place under the terms of the new agreement, while Cafento will acquire a majority stake in the business.

The new project will see Cafento, one of Spain’s largest coffee companies, focus on growing Java Republic’s domestic offering across Ireland in all segments, while identifying global opportunities for the brand. The business will continue to partner with existing suppliers whilst serving the long-standing customer base. Java Republic will remain headquartered in Dublin and its 80+ employees will be retained, while Emma Brett, director of Cafento International, will relocated to Dublin to strengthen the team.

Java Republic, founded 20 years ago by David McKernon, supplies coffee to over 1,200 of the country’s most successful offices, hotel groups, cafés and corporate catering services. “Many customers, suppliers and most importantly team members have played an important role in growing our business over the last 20 years,” said McKernon. “For everyone involved in Java Republic, we have found a great partner to take the business into the future.”



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