• Why do we roast coffee?

    We’ve been roasting at Ferns for over 125 years now, in a craft that’s unchanged in that time.

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  • 6 Key Takeaways from the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Symposium 2019

    As a Deloitte Best Managed Company 2019 the 2468 team got to attend the Best Managed symposium, held at Dublin’s Convention Centre last week. There we attended a range of discussions and presentations, with topics ranging from employee wellbeing to an agile mindset, from customer centricity to being an irresistible organisation. Here are 6 takeaways we took away.

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  • 2468 requalifies as a Deloitte Best Managed for 2019

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    2468 has requalified as a Deloitte Best Managed Company in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The company which demonstrated superior business performance for the third year was one of the companies recognised at Deloitte’s gala awards dinner in Dublin on 1 March 2019.

    2468 was one of 16 companies qualifying as a Best Managed Company, originally in 2017. We successfully requalified in 2018, and now again in 2019 following a requalification process assessed by the judging panel as having met the bar for continued high performance as a company.

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  • Team makes 2468

    Our team is what makes 2468. So we wanted to mark the achievement of some long service milestones by 19 team members, each of whom have been with 2468 and its acquired companies for 10 years or more.

    We're proud to profile some of those key team members here, whose long service we honoured recently. We’ll be introducing more over coming months as we celebrate their dedication and thank them for helping us to make it count.

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  • Coffee at Work: Creating Connections to foster Collaboration

    We’ve been looking into the role for socialisation and social interactions at work. It’s been established that humans are social beings and we operate best when we interact and connect with others. Here’s an insight why, from psychologist Susan Pinker:

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  • Saluto to International Cappuccino Day

    Like every coffee, cappuccino starts with a good espresso. And a good cappuccino requires careful attention so that the ratio of foam within the milk is just right. It’s one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly, requiring a skilled barista – or a perfectly calibrated automatic coffee machine – to get it right. The perfect cappuccino (or Cappucco’ in Italian slang) is made up of three distinct layers, coffee, hot milk and frothy (not dense) foam.

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  • Eating on the run? Just Eat Real Food – and don’t go hungry!

    These key principles provide a strong foundation for well-being through nutrition, which itself is one of the 5 key contributors to a long life (the others being exercise, no smoking, sleep, controlling stress, and…love). So we learned from Dr Brendan Egan, at the first 2468 Well-being workshops for our own team in Dunboyne, Basingstoke and Warrington last month.

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  • Fill - Refill - Reuse and Hydrate

    We launched some new official 2468 Merch at a recent team gathering, which was themed around wellbeing and eating & hydrating for performance.


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  • Recharge Zone - 24/7 sustenance in an engaging stand

    We're proud of this, a recent 2468 'Recharge Zone'  installation in the UK.


    Our brief was to deliver 24/7 sustenance for an organisation with round the clock operations. We aim to do more. Understanding how the physical environment has a significant impact on employee experience, we designed our stand to bring something more to this employee break room. Clean lines, and quality fit out, with on-stand messaging, mean this stand enhances the space its in and provides a natural hub for refreshment -and socialising. 

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  • Quality coffee, fresh air and flexible work spaces top list for UK Office workers

    Quality of the coffee offered is the most important office feature for workers across the UK, with two thirds of desk based workers saying a decent flat white or cappuccino is an essential for productivity.

    This is according to recent research by coworking developer Areaworks. The research also also found that having access to flexible workspaces are a must for most, as half of office workers want to ditch fixed desks in favour of casual seating and hot desking, making it a top five most favoured feature.

    The top five features for workers are:

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