Single origin coffee is carefully roasted, ground and slowly cold brewed in triple distilled Irish whiskey to create a new interpretation of a classic combination. Following his Masters at UCC, Conor felt confident enough to risk it all by giving up a management position in Kerry Group to purse his entrepreneurial dream.
“My degree was in Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds, but as time went by, I knew the food industry was where I wanted to be. I decided to do a taught Masters in Food Science because the modules were wide-ranging and gave a great insight into the different elements of the industry. This experience really helped me understand the area I wanted to work in and the career path I wanted to pursue. I applied for a new product development role with Kerry Group and because of my Masters in Food Science, I was offered a place on their graduate programme upon leaving UCC.
Leaving UCC with a Masters in Food Science helped me quickly secure a position with Kerry Group, an Irish company that is a global leader in the food industry and works closely with some of the world’s biggest brands. My time there really developed me as a person and exposed me to ways of working which ultimately gave me the confidence to set up my own company. I am now pursuing a dream I am passionate about, and the first step on this journey was obtaining the Masters in UCC.”
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