PINS offers space to pop-up coffee shop

A new pop-up coffee shop run by Press Bros. Coffee is taking up residence at PINS Social Club in Liverpool at the end of this month. Tony McDonough reports

From left, David Scowcroft (PINS) Oliver Press (Press Bros. Coffee) Daniel Gillbanks (PINS) and Tito Press (Press Bros. Coffee)


PINS Social Club in the Ropewalks district of Liverpool city centre will see a new pop-up coffee shop open on the ground floor later this month.

From Thursday, October 27, Press Bros. Coffee will start trading from the Duke Street venue. PINS is already home to a 12-lane bowling alley, a games room, a rooftop bar and several event spaces.

Co-founder of PINS, Daniel Gillbanks, approached brothers Oliver and Tito Press, directors of Press Bros. Coffee, when plans to update the ground floor area of the venue began during the summer. Press Bros. Coffee already operates a coffee bar in Baltic Market and a recently opened shop in Lark Lane. 

David said: “As we looked towards autumn we were keen to do more with PINS ground floor where the main reception and our diner were located. We felt that more of a hotel-style Lobby was needed to make more of the space.

“A coffee offer was essential in delivering this and partnering with the guys at Press Bros. was a no-brainer.”

Daniel, Oliver and Tito devised a concept where the two companies would collaborate on a new concept. He added: “Oli and I both instinctively share a love of delivering a quality product.

“Whether it’s an expertly made coffee or a giving guests a memorable night out, the standards we aspire to are the same, and makes a very exciting dynamic.”

Works on PINS Lobby are currently being completed and Press Bros. Coffee will be in residence with a white La Marzocco FB80 coffee machine at the heart of the operation.

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The house coffee is Press Bros. Coffee’s own blend developed by local firm Neighbourhood Coffee. It comprises 50% Brazilian Possess Natural, which gives a chocolatey base, 30% Rwanda Inzovu and 20% Ethiopian Konga.

It will also carry some of the guest roasts found in the Lark Lane shop; whilst specialist tea is by Tea Drop. Oliver Press added: “We are always up for a new adventure, so when Dan asked us if we wanted to open a pop-up coffee shop in PINS we were buzzing. 

“We think PINS Lobby is a very cool space, so bringing a mini Press Bros. vibe to the space will be a boss collaboration.”

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