LIVERPOOL, UK – Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees will open in the heart of Liverpool this July, bringing its handcrafted coffee and signature fresh food menu to the city. Located within Liverpool’s premium shopping centre – Metquarter – the new 72-seater coffee shop will be bringing 20 new jobs to Liverpool and serving freshly roasted coffee from the 200 Degrees roast house in Nottingham.
As well as its hand-roasted coffee, cold nitro brew coffee, iced tea, smoothies and milkshakes, the new shop will serve an imaginative range of salads, soups, sandwiches, tempting cakes and pastries prepared daily on the premises, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options available to eat in or take away.
Coffee lovers can also purchase freshly roasted beans in-store and online as well as coffee making gadgets, and as part of its wholesale arm 200 Degrees now supplies coffee to more than a hundred customers across the UK, as well as providing bespoke ‘beans to machines’ solutions for numerous offices, restaurants, cafés, hotels, conference centres and shops.
Unique features of the 1,950 sq. ft coffee shop includes a split bar, cosy sunken seating area, bespoke artwork and outdoor cafe seating.
Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees, said: “We’ve wanted to open a coffee shop in Liverpool for some time, with its vibrant culture and huge creative heritage we feel that 200 Degrees is a perfect fit for the city.
“Our new coffee shop is in a fantastic position on the ground floor of the Metquarter, a thriving retail hub that seems to be bucking the trend on the high street through its mix of large brands and small independent companies. We always aim to become an integral part of the community wherever we go and we want everyone here to find somewhere in the shop to relax with their coffee and hopefully enjoy some of our freshly prepared food.
“As we approach our July opening our popular pop-up events will be in full swing in the Metquarter centre area, offering shoppers and business people an opportunity to learn about what we do and sample some of our menu, they also show people how we serve everything to takeaway.
“The new coffee shop will bring together our unique, comfortable and stylish interiors which we hope will make everyone feel at home, and as we do with all of our coffee shops, the store interior will be partly inspired by Liverpool’s character. The coffee shop has plenty of café seating outdoors where customers can relax and enjoy the warmer months to the full.”
200 Degrees, which was set up by Tom and his business partner Rob Darby in 2012, has distinctive coffee shops in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Cardiff and Lincoln as well as its roast house in Nottingham. The company has further plans to grow, with three more shop openings set for later this year.
Jennina O’Neill, Metquarter centre manager said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome 200 Degrees Coffee to Metquarter. Our shoppers will now have another space to relax and enjoy quality fresh food and coffee.”
Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, said: “It is fantastic to see such an exciting company coming to the city as we proudly champion businesses across Liverpool. Driving investment to the local area remains a priority for the BID over the coming years and we’re confident 200 Degrees will see success in the city.”
The new Liverpool Metquarter coffee shop is the ninth 200 Degrees coffee shop in the UK and it will be located at Unit 1, 35 Whitechapel. The shop will be open from 15th July and opening hours will be 7:30am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 7pm on Saturdays and 9:30am – 6pm on Sundays.