Swansea-based SO Coffee has a new client at Cardiff Airport.
The commercial agreement is part of Cardiff Airport’s wider procurement strategy of working with local Welsh suppliers.
This means the airport, which the Welsh government acquired in 2013 for £52m, now has two specialist coffee machines for its 51° Executive Lounge with staff receiving specialist barista training from SO.
There will also be a SO Coffee-branded coffee cart available to passengers throughout the terminal serving espressos, flat whites, cappuccinos and more.
It will be used for airport events such as route launches and the Six Nations games which will see thousands of visitors fly to and from Wales.
SO Coffee was founded by former professional rugby player Scott Otten. He said: “SO Coffee is proud to help power passenger travel from Wales National Airport. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with quality local Welsh produce, whilst encouraging sustainability across our business. It is an honor to work alongside Cardiff Airport to improve the passenger experience.
Cardiff Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Lee Smith, said: “Cardiff Airport is passionate and committed to working with local brands, and we aim to provide a warm Welsh welcome to our traveling passengers, and what a better way to do this than by supplying our customers with good quality local coffee before their trip.
He added: “Things are really picking up speed for the summer as we look forward to an increased flight schedule, a new airline, Wizz Air, and many excited passengers to fly away on a long-awaited holiday. . We are delighted to be working closely with our partners, including SO Coffee, as we welcome more passengers to the airport.