Speciality coffee roaster to create 20 jobs with second Birmingham coffee shop

200 Degrees has found success at its Colmore Row coffee shop
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200 Degrees will open its second coffee shop in central Birmingham next month bringing in 20 new jobs to the city.

The new 65-seater coffee shop will be located in Lower Temple Street, in the premises of former Coast Clothing, on one of the busiest streets leading to-and-from Birmingham New Street station.

In anticipation of the high footfall, the coffee shop, which will serve freshly roasted coffee sourced from its roast house in Nottingham, will have a split bar “for rapid and convenient takeaway service”.

Located in the former Victorian Midland Hotel, the 1,830 sq ft store retains many of its original period features, which the company says will “blend heritage and history with the relaxed, modern interior decoration that is distinctive to 200 Degrees”.

200 Degrees was set up by Tom Vincent and his business partner Rob Darby in 2012 with its first Birmingham branch opening in Colmore Row in 2016 with other establishments in Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Cardiff and Lincoln.

“Birmingham is the first location outside of Nottingham in which we’ve opened two coffee shops, and we’re very excited to contribute further to the fantastic food and drink scene across the city and be part of this area’s rapid regeneration,” said Vincent.

“Our Colmore Row coffee shop has been very well received since we opened and the new Lower Temple Street store will give our customers somewhere closer to visit next to New Street Station.”

The company has further plans to grow, with a shop opening in Liverpool’s Metquarter centre this month and two more shop openings set for the UK later this year.

200 Degrees Lower Temple Street will also serve pastries and food and sell freshly roasted beans, as well as coffee machines and gadgets.

The new Birmingham coffee shop on Lower Temple Street will open on 19 August.