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New pocket maps celebrate the continued rise of coffee culture in Belfast and the Causeway Coast

Following on from the success of the first Belfast Coffee Map released one year ago, NI Coffee Maps recently launched Belfast Coffee Map 2.0 and the first Causeway Coast Coffee Map. Showcasing the wealth of speciality coffee establishments in Northern Irelands first city, and along it’s world renowned Causeway Coast, the pocket maps will act as a guide for visitors and locals in search of Northern Ireland’s best coffee.

The event, which took place in Portrush Townhall, an architectural jewel of the Causeway Coast, was attended by guests from across Northern Irelands coffee industry as well as hospitality and tourism sectors.

The maps were created and launched by Belfast man Gareth Patterson who, when travelling, encountered similar publications in a number of European cities. He said: “Like any coffee enthusiast, one of the first things I do when visiting any country or city is seek out the best spots for a high-quality coffee.”

“So many cities around the world celebrate their thriving coffee culture through a bespoke coffee map, directing both tourists and locals to the best coffee establishments on offer, and we are so excited to now have something akin in Northern Ireland. At NI Coffee Maps we are incredibly passionate about our country and it’s coffee culture and we see these maps as a way to show the world how seriously Northern Ireland takes its coffee and the incredible range of speciality coffee shops we have here. We truly believe that the coffee scene in here rivals that of any European, if not global, destination.”

“In a year when Lonely Planet declared Belfast and the Causeway Coast the number one regions in the world to visit in 2018, we are delighted to be able to offer our resources to what we believe will be an influx of visitors to our shores.”

NI Coffee Maps has not only expanded on their guide offering, but also their team size, with Emma Patterson joining this year and leading their online and social media presence.

Belfast Coffee Map 2.0 and Causeway Coast Coffee Map will be sold in all 27 featured establishments, as well as Visit Belfast and a number of independent retailers across the Belfast and Northern Ireland. A list of stockists can be found on their website: www.nicoffeemaps.co.uk

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