BaxterStorey has opened the doors to its first independent coffee outlet in Manchester Piccadilly Place.
The newly refurbished outlet, The Coffee Hive, located directly opposite Piccadilly Station, boasts a nutritious all-day grazing menu, including fresh snacks, sweet treats and plant-based alternatives such as the plant power wrap which is packed with avocado, lettuce and tomato.
Locally supplied produce includes limited jars of Piccadilly Place Honey, harvested from three rooftop beehives in the city.
The jars are priced at £8, with all profits going to local charity We Love MCR, which has been helping the city’s COVID response, including huge donations to local food banks and refugees.
Plus, it serves energy boosting artisan coffee, Coffee Society – the outlet’s own in-house 100% Arabica and Fairtrade certified coffee brand – which is brewed by a team onsite.
Developed in close partnership with the Sol & Café partnership in Peru, where BaxterStorey’s beans are grown, picked, Coffee Society beans are then roasted in the world’s first Carbon Neutral Gold Standard roastery in the UK.
Working with One Carbon World, it offsets the emissions through a tree planting project in Uruguay and a wind energy project in India.
What’s more, every cup sold contributes to the BaxterStorey Foundation supporting the Sol & Café partnership, helping 1,100 local coffee farmers create a sustainable coffee production and farming future.
“We operated a Starbucks franchise for many years in this location and have many loyal customers,” said Judith Tutton, operations director.
“The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close for many months, so we are delighted to have launched our new venture, The Coffee Hive, and bring this exciting new space to Manchester city centre.”
Jeremy Wood, regional managing director, commented: “We are very aware of the demand for great tasting coffee and nutritious breakfast and lunch options, and it’s been brilliant to work alongside local suppliers to create a fresh, seasonal grab and go offer for the local community.”
The Coffee Hive is open 8:00am-2.30pm every Monday-Friday. Customers are encouraged to download The Coffee Hive’s loyalty app to receive 10% discount on their first visit.