When coffee was more than a hobby
In the 1950s, Irish coffee growers planted some 2,000 acres of coffee trees, and the area has been largely unforested ever since.
Now the area is being reforested to allow more land for the cultivation of coffee crops, and in doing so will also provide more income for farmers.
The Irish Coffee Association has been trying to get its annual report to the government, but there are still no official figures on how much it is making from the coffee industry.
But the association says it is on track to make more than €500,000 this year from its coffee business.
It is the biggest coffee export market in Europe and the Irish market is estimated to grow at a rate of up to 20pc a year.
Its main export, Irish tea, is also a big export and in 2017 the company exported nearly 6m litres of tea to Germany and France.
The association says its exports are helping to provide jobs in Ireland and around the world.