Here’s some excellent news for frequent fliers.
Cork Airport is officially the first airport in Ireland to roast its own coffee beans, with a brand new sustainable café now open at the check-in area.
Blue Bird Coffee Roasters will be roasting their ethically sourced Columbian coffee beans daily on-site, storing them in reusable sealed containers in order to lower their transport carbon footprint.
All disposable packaging offered on the premises — including cups, lids, straws and cutlery — are compostable and bio-degradable, while crockery is set as the default option to help reduce the generation of waste packaging.
“At Cork Airport, we take our sustainability commitment very seriously, and this year we signed a landmark commitment to become net zero for our carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.” said Brian Gallagher, Head of Aviation & Commercial Business Development at Cork Airport.
“Blue Bird Roastery Café’s sustainable model works in tandem with this, with a focus on waste reduction and segregation, reducing general waste and in turn increasing recycling.”
This first Blue Bird Coffee Roasters to open outside of Dublin will also offer breakfast options and snacks along with signature sandwiches, healthy rice bowls and salads.