MILAN – Pret A Manger is launching its first retail coffee offering, with three different coffees on sale at Amazon. The UK-based sandwich and coffee chain will release its first range of organic coffee products on Monday, May 18.
The range includes Pret’s house blend of coffee beans from Peru, Honduras, Sumatra and Ethiopia – sold pre-grounded or as whole beans, and a single origin coffee from Peru.
Classic Blend Ground Coffee is Pret’s signature filter blend with beans handpicked and grown by farmers in Peru, Honduras, Sumatra and Ethiopia. The Single-Origin Peruvian Ground Coffee is slightly more complex – with a flavour profile of citrus and stone fruit.
Customers will be able to purchase Pret’s coffees from amazon.co.uk and in Pret shops.
A spokesman from Pret said the move marks the beginning of wider retail offering planned by the company, with additional products under development for future release.
This comes after Pret announced the news that 100 of its shops across the globe would reopen including a number in the UK for delivery and takeaway. This follows a trial run of 10 shops in London back in April.
Each shop will run at reduced hours and be fitted with Perspex screens at the tills, while restrictions will be in place on the number of customers allowed in the stores.
With lockdown eased, the company added the reopenings will allow for daily donations to charity partners to restart.
According to the chain, prior to lockdown, Pret sold 80 million cups of the coffee a year.
The products are the first in a wider retail range that Pret is planning for the future.