Coffee company Green Cauldon has opened a coffee house in Liverpool, selling handcrafted coffees made from beans grown on its 100-acre coffee farm in Byron Bay, Australia.
The Green Cauldron branded coffee house is the first in a planned chain of 50, which the company aims to open in the UK over the next five years. It is investing £12.5m in its expansion plans and also intends to grow by wholesaling its Australian coffee beans to independent coffee shops.
The new coffee house staff includes a mix of local employees and Australians.
Beverley Seymour, director of Green Cauldron Coffee, said: “Australians take their coffee very seriously and we are bringing this ethos to the coffee-lovers in the UK – starting with Liverpool. Australia has long celebrated a rich artisan cafe culture and the country leads the world in creating the perfect cup of coffee – they are obsessed by it, and we are determined to raise the espresso bar in the UK.”
According to Green Cauldron, the Castle Street coffee house is designed to provide a comfortable and intimate setting with a high-quality finish.
It features two coffee bars in the coffeehouse – an espresso bar and a drip bar, which is a similar brewing concept to filter and cafetiere, but is claimed to offer a superior taste.
The company offers coffee made from its own Australian coffee beans and a selection of coffees from around the world.