Independent Liverpool coffee shop operator Bean Coffee Roasters is to relocate its Liverpool ONE outlet, more than doubling in size. Tony McDonough reports
Independent coffee chain Bean Coffee Roasters will relocate its Liverpool ONE outlet and take a unit more than twice the size.
Liverpool-based Bean, which operates 14 coffee shops in the city and at other North West locations, will set up shop at a 4,361 sq ft unit in College Lane. It has occupied its nearby 1,800 sq ft Manesty’s Lane outlet since 2021.
Bean has grown significantly over the past decade. It now has coffee shops in St Paul’s Square, Liverpool Waters, 20 Chapel Street, Mann Island, Exchange Station and Brunswick Business Park. It also has a number of shops in Greater Manchester.
Due to open in May, the new location will accommodate up to 150 people and is set out over two floors. It will feature distinct areas including relaxed dining and co-working zones.
A new brew bar will play a central feature, serving Bean’s selection of single origin coffee using brewing methods such as V60, Syphon, Chemex and AeroPress.
And it will enable customers to spend time with a specialty barista, learning about the coffee’s origins, processes and new recipes to try at home.
Bean co-founder Jon Whyte said: “Over the last two years, Bean has been able to flourish at Liverpool ONE, consistently growing and developing our concept.
“With the support of Liverpool ONE, we have been able to learn so much from our two previous locations, enabling us to deliver an even bigger and better experience for our customers.
“We look forward to being able to open the doors to our brand-new space in May and continue to deliver our locally roasted specialty coffee to the destination’s visitors.”
This new Bean site will implement the brand’s sustainability strategy, which includes commitment to ensuring an ‘eco-conscious supply chain from crop to cup’. Coffee is sourced directly from farms where possible.
There will also be fully recyclable and biodegradable coffee cups and the championing reusable cups via a customer discount initiative.
Rob Deacon, senior asset manager at Liverpool ONE owner Grosvenor, said: “It’s been a pleasure for Liverpool ONE to play a role in the local success story that is Bean.
“The brand’s continued recommitment to the destination is reflective of the supportive environment we strive to cultivate, and we are excited to see the brand continue to go from strength to strength in its new College Lane location.”
The news of Bean’s upgrade follows the announcement from global brand Sweaty Betty which is set to open its debut regional store later this year Peter’s Lane, and Under Armour, who recently launched their first UK brand house on South John Street.
Metis and CBRE acted for Liverpool ONE. Bean dealt direct.