Donegal coffee culture gets cool new addition

first_imgKernans’ new Coffee House and Bakery is not what you’d expect from a typical roadside cafe. This Newtowncunningham venue is adding an extra kick to Donegal’s coffee scene, and many locals and visitors are very impressed.The modern coffee house opened five weeks ago in the Kernans Eurospar complex on the Derry-Donegal road. With a focus on the finest speciality coffee and artisan food, it has become a unique and exciting place to refuel. Kernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThe layout of Kernans Coffee House has a city-cafe feel, but the focus is very local. The first sign of this is the coffee. Two different locally roasted coffees are on offer – Kernans’ own house blend is roasted in Co. Antrim, while The Shack coffee is roasted in Donegal and the blend is changed seasonally.Kernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinKernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinMark Langford and Caroline White at Kernans Coffee House and Bakery Newtowncunningham“When Italian tourists come up to the counter for a second espresso that’s when you know you’re doing something right,” says Mark Langford, Manager of Kernans Coffee House.The key ingredient to setting up the cafe was finding the perfect blend. Mark, who has 20 years experience in hospitality and runs his own coffee van, relished the opportunity to shop around for the best independent coffee.Mark sourced a smooth Kenyan roast to become the Kernans home blend alongside The Shack. Freshness is a priority and a board over the counter tells customers the dates that both coffees are roasted on – so you know you’re getting the best. Coffee board and premium Suki teas at Kernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlin“Being from Melbourne, I come from a cafe culture so to now have the opportunity to work in such a fantastic place is a privilege,” Mark said.It’s not just the coffee that is fresh and local. The food is a feast of home bakes and modern twists. Millennial options will please the brunch and Instagram fans – such as Scarpello & Co sourdough and avocado toast or the peanut butter, banana, honey and chia seeds special.Open sourdough sandwich of avocado, halloumi and peanut rayu ‘crack sauce’. Photo Rachel McLaughlinMany ingredients are sourced from ‘just down the road’, Mark explains, like Scarpello bread, organic milk from Grianan estate and local vegetables from Doherty Roe in Bridgend.Talented baker Andrena McConnell makes the treats every morning so that coffee and cake are always a good option. The porridge, soup, toasted sandwiches and pancakes are all popular customer choices too.Kernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinKernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinKernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinKernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThe spacious and stylish 70 seater cafe boasts strong WiFi and charging points that are great for business travellers. Ample parking at the Kernans complex also makes it a great stop for coffee catch-ups with friends. This very contemporary cafe also has a modern approach to sustainability. They are part of the Conscious Cup Campaign – meaning that the use of KeepCups is encouraged with 10% takeaway discounts, glass bottles are stocked instead of plastic and you’ll find paper straws and wooden takeaway cutlery at the counter.Kernans Coffee House. Photo Rachel McLaughlin“Coffee culture has taken off massively in Donegal,” Mark affirms, and it’s clear that the team have brewed something special in Newtowncunningham.Abbey Keaveney, Elaine McGinty, Caroline White and Dáire Hutton in Kernans Coffee House and BakeryDonegal coffee culture gets cool new addition was last modified: August 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Caféfoodkernans coffee house and bakeryNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

Marshfield wrestling routs Merrill, improves to 3-0 in WVC

first_imgTigers earn four pins, four forfeits in road winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMERRILL — Marshfield won 11 of 14 matches to defeat Merrill 59-15 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference wrestling dual meet Friday night at Merrill High School.The Tigers are now 3-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference this season, and Merrill falls to 2-2.Marshfield won four matches by forfeit and four others by pin to cruise to the victory.Caden Dennee needed just 56 seconds to earn in a pin at 113 pounds, and Anthony Kanable (139), Payton Young (152), and Sam Mitchell (170) also had pins for Marshfield.Nolan Hertel earned a 19-5 major decision at 145 pounds, and Tanner Kanable (120) and Brayden Richardson (126) also won by decision for the Tigers.Marshfield hosts D.C. Everest in another WVC dual meet on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marshfield 59, Merrill 15106: Shane Westerhausen (MAR) won by forfeit.113: Caden Dennee (MAR) pinned Alex Gehrke in 0:56.120: Tanner Kanable (MAR) def. Hayden Smith 5-0.126: Brayden Richardson (MAR) def. Holden Smith 6-5.132: Devon Schultz (MER) def. Caden Pearce 7-2.138: Anthony Kanable (MAR) pinned Brenden Leder in 3:13.145: Nolan Hertel (MAR) won by major decision over Brody Gehrke 19-5.152: Payton Young (MAR) pinned Bradley Leiskau in 5:32.160: Bentley Ostermann (MAR) won by forfeit.170: Sam Mitchell (MAR) pinned Jake Spoehr in 3:37.182: Brody Zocher (MER) pinned Ben Gust in 1:43.195: Conner Peterson (MAR) won by forfeit.220: Sam Bauman (MAR) won by forfeit.285: Noah Bolling (MER) pinned A.J. Leonhardt in 1:36.last_img read more

Amla leads South Africa to number one

first_img29 August 2012South Africa made sporting history on Tuesday evening after an 80-run victory over England in a one-day international at the Rose Bowl in Southampton made them the first team to be ranked number one in the world in all three forms of cricket.The crushing victory not only took the Proteas to number one, it also ended a run of 10 wins on the trot in the one-day format for the hosts.Leading the way, as he has done throughout South Africa’s tour of England, Hashim Amla also made it into the record books. With a man-of-the-match winning knock of 150 off only 124 balls, he became the fastest man to 3 000 runs in ODI history.Bettered recordHe bettered the record of the great Viv Richards, and it wasn’t even close. The West Indian legend reached 3 000 runs in his 69th ODI innings. Amla did it in 57 innings.The two men represent a great contrast in batting styles. Richards, who never wore a helmet, simply blasted bowling attacks to all corners of the ground with a take-it-to-’em attitude. Amla achieves similar results, but in a vastly different manner, placing the ball with seeming ease, and using his wrists to create angles and runs.By the end of the match, Amla, ranked number one in one-day internationals and number two in tests among batsmen, had scored 3 031 runs at the remarkable average of 58.28. His figures include 10 centuries and 18 half-centuries.Highest scoreTuesday’s 150 was his highest score yet in ODIs and the sixth highest ever by a South African. The man on top of the list is Proteas coach Gary Kirsten with 188 not out against the UAE in the 1996 Cricket World Cup.AB de Villiers (124), who contributed 28 runs to South Africa’s batting effort, became the fourth-fastest man to 5 000 runs in ODI history behind only the West Indian greats Richards (114), Brian Lara (118) and Gordon Greenidge (121).After De Villiers opted to field, Amla and test captain Graeme Smith gave the Proteas a solid platform in testing conditions, putting on 89 for the first wicket before Smith departed for the game’s second highest score of 52.All about AmlaThe rest of the batsmen provided some assistance without really getting going, but the innings was all about Amla, who was out with three balls remaining in the innings, trying to manufacture a boundary with a late, lofted cut.The Proteas totalled 287 for 5 in their 50 overs, leaving England needing to bat at 5.76 runs per over to win.Graeme Swann led the England bowlers with a haul of 2 for 50 from his 10 overs.When they visited the crease, England’s reply began poorly when Lonwabo Tsotsobe cleaned bowled captain Alastair Cook with the second delivery of the innings.Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell then put on 64 for the second wickets before Trott departed for 23.When Bell fell for 45 off 41 balls, with the score on 77, England were struggling. A lot rested on the shoulders of Eoin Morgan, who had twice previously scored ODI centuries at the ground, but he couldn’t up the run rate.All but doneWhen the left-hander was out for 27 off 48 balls the English challenge was all but done as they slumped to 159 for 6 in the 34th over.Some late, lusty hitting from Samit Patel, with 45 off 51 deliveries, made things look a little better for England, but they came up well short, bowled out for 207.Every one of the seven South African bowlers used, excepting Ryan McLaren, picked up at least a wicket, with Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell and Robin Petersen all removing two batsmen.Dean Elgar, playing in only his second ODI, snapped up 1 for 11 in his three overs of left-arm spin and claimed two catches to make a good impression.DifferenceThe most obvious difference between the two teams was Amla, who made batting look easy on a testing pitch. He offered some chances, but the ease with which he seemed to score his runs made it look as if he was playing a different game to the rest of the players.South African captain AB de Villiers declared himself happy with the result afterwards, while England skipper Alastair Cook said: “We didn’t play very well, in all three aspects”, and that summed up the match very succinctly.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more