Rocksalt Café was created by founder Daniel in 2018. When he opened his first café in seaside town Blackrock, he focused on three core values; create a unique and delicious food menu with a healthy twist, create their own speciality coffee blend as well as creating a warm relaxing environment. If you are from Dundalk yourself then you will know, they’ve absolutely hit the nail on the head! They have since opened another café in the centre of Dundalk town and Dan’s success continues.
Fast forward to March 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped this local café. They quickly adapted to the ‘new normal’ by offering an extensive takeaway menu as well as coffees through their hatch. Sitting on the beach wall enjoying a coffee became the new hobby for many locals last summer. When things were looking bleak, we always had a delicious Rocksalt coffee to look forward to!
Irishify x Rocksalt
Last November, we were delighted to have the opportunity to team up with Rocksalt Café to bring a new ‘Dundalk’ hamper to our website. As Christmas was fast approaching, we soon realised that many of our loved ones would not be able to return home for the festive season.
We knew many of our own friends were stuck abroad, and with Brexit looming and huge delivery delays due to COVID-19, we needed to come up with a gifting solution of our own. The ‘Dundalk Goes Global’ Hamper was born. Now you could send a piece of Dundalk to anywhere in the world! We shipped over 100 boxes throughout the festive season to New York, The Cayman Islands, Tokyo, Australia… The list is endless! Our delivery partners DHL didn’t let us down once. Each and every hamper heading for an Irish person abroad was express delivered on time, as promised.
The unique Rocksalt coffee blend and their stylish tote bag were featured in this Dundalk hamper. Owner Dan even offered to freshly grind the coffee beans just before we shipped each hamper, to ensure maximum freshness when it reached it’s destination.
Due to the growing popularity of this hamper, we decided to make it a permanent product on our website.