IDEE Coffee began with a hunch from someone who displayed determination and great entrepreneurial spirit to make inroads into a fledgling coffee market in the 1980ís. Eamonn Mongey, the managing director of IDEE Coffee Ireland started his now thriving business in 1989, securing the import rights to all of JJ Darboven German Coffee and Tea products in Ireland.
The taste and quality of IDEE Coffee and all JJ Darbovenís international brands, which all fall into the premium and super-premium brand categories are superb. The one thing that truly sets IDEE apart from all its competitors is its gentleness on the stomach. This quality has given it a reputation worldwide as a stomach-friendly coffee. It is extremely smooth and has no acidity at all and is very unique for this reason.
IDEE supplies to a large proportion of Michelin Star restaurants and many of the top hotels and golf clubs in Ireland. The chefs in many of these establishments are well-travelled and recognise top quality coffee so they immediately know IDEE and Movenpick along with Alfredo. The Eilles Tea and Coffee range is also very popular.
A lot of competition has crept into the market trying to pick up on Ireland's new coffee culture, but we believe that IDEE, Movenpick, Eilles, Alberto and Alfredo can outpace them all. As well as a new plant in Hamburg, JJ Darboven also has roasting plants at several destinations throughout Europe including France, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Austria and Poland. The brand is also expanding outside Europe with a growing presence in China.