WalkNI Announces New Sponsor

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WalkNI welcomes Barista Bar as its new official sponsor!

Barista Bar is the biggest coffee brand in Northern Ireland and delivers the experience of convenient top-quality coffee and hot beverages for SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO and VIVOXTRA customers in over 400 stores! So, finding quality coffee as it should be close to your favourite walk has never been easier.

Commenting on the new partnership Outdoor Recreation NI Marketing Officer, Jayne Woodrow who manages WalkNI said,

“We know how much walkers across Northern Ireland look forward to a pre/post walk hot drink to warm up when out and about exploring, so we are delighted to have Barista Bar on board as official sponsor of WalkNI for 2021/22

“WalkNI is passionate about keeping trails and beloved beauty spots across Northern Ireland as they should be for each person who explores them. While COVID-19 has helped encourage more people to get out walking, we also acknowledge the increase in litter being discarded on trails. In response to this, we partnered with the Environment Agency to share some top tips to stay on the ‘Right Side of Outside’.

“Barista Bar faces the same issue as many other brands, raising awareness of responsible behaviours when using its products and reducing its carbon footprint. We believe through this partnership we can help encourage walkers to think responsibly, using the new Barista Bar reusable cups – the perfect walking companion – and if using a single use cup to recycle this correctly and not throw them on the ground.”

“Partnering with Walk NI really was the perfect fit for Barista Bar – a coffee in the great outdoors, what could be better?” explained Keavy O’Mahony-Truesdale, Barista Bar.

 “Here at Barista Bar, our team along with our partners, and supply chain are working continuously to reduce our carbon footprint and to promote sustainable initiatives across our online and offline channels. 

 “We believe in protecting the environment, encouraging responsible disposal of single use cups. Most importantly, we have created our own reusable cups which are widely available in over 400 locations across NI, as well as offering double loyalty points for registered loyalty customers that ‘take home a keeper’.  

 “Through our partnership with WalkNI, we will continue our efforts to encourage people to use reusable Barista Bar cups and to dispose of litter responsibly in order to keep our beautiful countryside clean.” 

The reusable coffee cups available from Barista Bar’s across Northern Ireland not only keep your coffee warm for longer, but also bag you double points each time you use it and scan your Barista Bar Loyalty Card which you can sign up for online or pick up instore. Meaning every fifth drink is free! The loyalty card also gives you access to a free drink of your choice on registration to the popular loyalty scheme and on your birthday.

We always love to see your out and about on trails pictures – and are interested to find out what walks you are exploring with your Barista Bar cups.

Follow Barista Bar on social media and tag us in your Barista Bar coffee moments using #WalkNI #BaristaBarNI

Are you part of a group that is helping keep walking trails free from litter? Let us know what you are doing by sending an email and your pictures to info@walkni.com.

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