Nottingham coffee chain to open eighth venue

Speciality coffee roaster and wholesaler, 200 Degrees, is set to expand into Lincoln in March when it moves into 34 Sincil Street.

The new 90-seater Lincoln coffee shop will be located in phase two of the Cornhill Quarter development and will be the roaster’s eighth shop in the UK. The opening will create 12 jobs.

The Lincoln venue is the fifth 200 Degrees coffee shop to offer the bespoke barista training.

The company says it also plans to support independent retail businesses in Lincoln with a series of pop-up events in store to enhance the retail experience of customers by offering coffee to enjoy.

Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees, said: “We saw an opening for our specialist coffee shop to join this diverse city and we very much look forward to opening in Lincoln in March. Lincoln is steeped in history and has much beautiful architecture and we’re so pleased to have found a fantastic old building in the heart of the recently transformed Cornhill Quarter.

“We want to support Lincoln’s burgeoning coffee population and become an integral part of the vibrant community by offering a comfortable and stylish venue that makes people feel at home with great coffee and food.

“With our roast house less than an hour away, we can supply fresh coffee to our new store regularly and the 200 Degrees brand will complement the diverse range of local and independent shops on Lincoln’s streetscape.

“We also hope to host a series of pop up events to align ourselves with other Lincoln-based brands and offer the community something extra. Our barista school will offer an engaging space to learn the craft of bean to cup and we invite the local student population to come down and take part in this.”

200 Degrees, which was set up by Vincent and his business partner Rob Darby in 2012, has distinctive coffee shops in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester and Cardiff. The company has further national expansion plans with a shop in Manchester due to open in 2019.

Commercial property agent Box Property brokered the deal on behalf of 200 Degrees and KLM Retail and Banks Long & Co acted as joint agents on the Cornhill Quarter scheme.