Everyone’s got a favourite coffee spot.
But now there’s a reason to try somewhere new for your daily dose of sweet caffeine.
As part of Cork on a Fork, brand-new five-day food festival running in venues and streets across Cork City centre from August 17th-21st, a fine selection of java-slingers have teamed up to collab on a coffee (dis) loyalty card.
Orso Restaurant and The Castle Café, along with other coffee hotspots such as Filter, Greenwich and The Bookshelf will be offering coffee drinkers the opportunity to spread their custom during the festival with a card that gets you your fifth coffee free at any of the participating cafes.
The idea is to sip and support local and get rewarded. To get your (dis)loyalty card, go to any of the participating cafes during the festival.
If you fancy something a little stronger later in the day, Elbow Lane Smokehouse & Brewery on Oliver Plunkett Street will be throwing open the doors of the smallest brewery in Ireland for the first time, showcasing its limited-edition range of five award-winning beers.
Head Brewer, Russel Garrett, will be hosting Tutored Beer Tastings from 12 noon on August 17th, 18th and 19th. Booking is online only (elbowlane.ie) and costs €30 per person including a top-quality sustainably made Elbow Lane T-Shirt.
There’s also a Whiskey and Cheese Tasting Masterclass at the Shelbourne, a Free Pizza and Beer Tasting event at the Franciscan Well, and Fish ‘n’ Wine Guerrilla Tasting at l’Atitude.