Upstairs is adorned with images of the River Blackwater’s 27 bridges.

Set to open on MacCurtain Street in Fermoy in the coming days, The Coffee House will serve as a haven coffee aficionados, a convenient stop-off for those who are on-the-go and a cove for those who have the time to mull over a coffee.

The former La Bigoudenne premises, set to be reopened along the recently bustling MacCurtain Street, is owned and operated by Fermoy-native Tom Wrigley and his wife Cacha.

This week Tom gave The Avondhu a quick tour before the business opens and explained his interesting path into the world of coffee roasting.

“We specialise in coffee, we love coffee, we could talk about it for days and days and days,” he said.

Originally from Glanworth, and with strong links to Fermoy, the former St Colman’s College student left Ireland in 1989 and spent many years working in the coffee roasting business in Poland. The coffee served in store is sourced from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Colombia and Brazil, and roasted by their company in Poland.

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