Nottingham coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened a new 72-seater coffee shop in Liverpool’s Metquarter centre today (15 July), bringing its signature fresh food menu, hand roasted coffee and 20 new jobs to the city.
The highly trained barista team will be serving freshly roasted coffee from the 200 Degrees roast house in Nottingham, as well as cold brew, nitro coffee, iced tea, smoothies and milkshakes.
200 Degrees is also renowned for its deli style sandwiches and baguettes and an imaginative range of salads, soups, cakes and pastries – with plenty of vegan and gluten free options, all prepared daily on the premises.
The 2,000 sq. ft coffee shop includes unique features such as a cosy sunken seating area, bespoke artwork and outdoor cafe seating.
Coffee lovers can also purchase freshly roasted beans in-store and online as well as coffee making equipment, and there will be lots of free advice available from coffee professionals in store. 200 Degrees also supplies more than a hundred wholesale customers as well as providing bespoke ‘beans to machines’ solutions for numerous offices, conference centres and shops.
Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees, said: “The 200 Degrees team have worked very hard to make this day happen and we are delighted to open our doors in the go-to retail destination that is Liverpool’s Metquarter.
“The city has an incredible food and drink scene which we can’t wait to be a part of and in our prime position on the ground floor of the centre, we relish the chance to serve people shopping, working in neighbouring businesses or anyone seeking out a relaxing space to enjoy our hand roasted coffee, freshly prepared food and perhaps one or two of our sweet treats.
“As with all of our coffee shops, we’ve worked very hard to give the Liverpool store a unique, welcoming atmosphere with our signature ‘Hand Made in England’ copper wall, comfy interior, and outdoor café seating area – where customers can enjoy the warmer months.”
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 its second Birmingham coffee shop opening in August, as well two more shop openings planned for later this year.
Jennina O’Neill, Metquarter centre manager, said: “We love the ethos and traditional methods of 200 Degrees and believe this fits perfectly with Metquarter. We’re thrilled to welcome the company to the centre and hope our customers enjoy delicious coffee, fresh food and the relaxing atmosphere just as much as we do.”
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 is located at Unit 1, 35 Whitechapel. Opening hours will be 7:30am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 7pm on Saturdays and 9:30am – 6pm on Sundays.