Belfast tailor Suitor is full of beans

Nichola and Chris Suitor of Suitor Coffee with Graham Duff, small business adviser at Danske Bank. Picture: Kelvin Boyes/PressEye

BESPOKE suit retailer Suitor Brothers owner Chris Suitor and his wife Nichola have launched a new coffee venture called ‘Suitor Coffee'.

They have invested in a custom coffee van which will serve its own speciality coffee, named '11-11'.

Nichola, owner of Suitor Yoga, has retrained as a barista and will be operating the coffee van.

The van will be located at Moat Park in Dundonald and will open at the beginning of July. Suitor coffee beans are also available to purchase online at

Co-founder Nichola Suitor added: “It's always been a dream of mine to open a coffee shop, and thanks to funding from Danske Bank, we now have Suitor Coffee.

“We hope to be a positive injection of energy to the area as restrictions begin to ease. Our speciality coffee beans are flying out the door, and we can't wait to start serving '11-11' coffee from the Suitor Coffee van.”

Suitor Brothers has been operating in Belfast for nearly 30 years and, despite the uncertainty of the past year, is continuing to venture into new areas of business.

Chris Suitor said: “It can be easy to bury your head in the sand during difficult times, but we're doing our best to remain positive and look for new opportunities as they arise. We're grateful that the loan from Danske Bank has enabled us to start this new endeavour.”

Graham Duff, small business adviser at Danske, added: “We're committed to helping Northern Ireland s grow again, and small businesses like this are at the heart of the economy. We've had a great working relationship with Chris and Nicola in their business ventures and are delighted to support them in this new venture.”

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