BY JACKIE KEOGH
ENTERPRISING cousins, Kian Rosenberg and Forbes Kelly, have opened a new coffee dock and bike hire company operating out of Quill’s car park in Glengarriff.
Forbes Kelly, who is from the area, spoke to The Southern Star about their new initiative, Revel Coffee and Cycle.
‘We have worked really hard over the past three months to convert a 1974 Eccles Topaz Caravan into a coffee dock and bike hire station,’ said Forbes. ‘We’ve even documented the trailer conversion from the start on Instagram and Facebook.
‘We believe the two products – coffee and cycling – really work well together and, so far, lots of cyclists have stopped to relax, refuel with coffee or water, treat themselves to homemade snacks, or to use our pump to get prepared for the next part of their journey.’
Forbes said it is their hope that the coffee dock will become a starting point, pit stop, or destination, for cyclists travelling around the Beara Peninsula.
‘We have had great interest in our bike hire,’ he said.
The company charges €15 to hire a bike for the full day, but it also offers a wide range of options suitable for families and groups.
Kian and Forbes do bike deliveries and pick-ups too.
Kian Rosenberg, who moved from London to Glengarriff to get involved in this new project, told The Southern Star: ‘We are delighted to be working with two very special West Cork brands.
We are working with Tony Speight from Innishannon, who founded West Cork Coffee a year ago,’ Kian explained.
‘And to complement the coffee, we have started using Gloun Cross Dairy milk, which is owned and run by Liz and Kevin O’Donovan of Dunmanway,’ he said. Glengarriff is also due to benefit from cruise ships visiting Bantry Bay.