🛆 Inventor of the triangular knock bar 🛆
manufactures and innovates coffee knock drawers
The Coffee Knock Drawer Company
– Signature Triangular Knock Bar, much more durable and quiet.
– Top Quality knock drawers, combining the finest materials with superb craftsmanship and engineering.
– Proudly designed and built in The Republic Of Ireland ☘️
The Birth of The Coffee Knock Drawer Company
Terry and Maureen Coughlan know good coffee – they’ve been working in the business since 1989, although if you go back a little further, Terry has been immersed in the coffee world since he was young. He and his father, in 1980, established Marco Boilers (Marco may sound Italian, but it’s actually just an amalgamation of Martin Coughlan’s first and second names) back in the day. Terry and Maureen set up shop in the garage of their home in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin with two small children, and at the tail end of what was then the worst recession we’d known, it seemed like a risky move. But as the business has expanded – to a purpose built factory in Tallaght – so too, has the family. Two children are now four.
Originally, the business was about repair and maintenance in commercial catering – but the passion? That lay in precision engineering, which led to specialisation in the fabrication of stainless steel products, and in coffee – so they diversified and, for many years, Watermark was the agent for Gaggia espresso machines in Ireland until they sold that arm of the business in 2007. So, what was left? That would be a love of – and you could say addiction to – good coffee and a highly skilled workforce that specialised in the fabrication of stainless steel products. The obvious love child? Watermark’s range of coffee knock drawers – and the establishment of The Coffee Knock Drawer Company.
Why Trilobular Bar?
The trilobular knock bar is a unique and innovative product that has been developed to provide a more efficient and durable solution for coffee aficionados who use knock drawers as part of their coffee-making routine. The traditional round knock bar has been a staple in coffee shops and homes for many years, but it has its limitations.