The Coffee Hive Launch

BaxterStorey opens the doors to its first independent coffee outlet in the heart of Manchester

We are delighted to have opened the doors to our first independent coffee outlet in Manchester Piccadilly Place.

The newly refurbished outlet, The Coffee Hive, located directly opposite Manchester Piccadilly Station, boasts a nutritious all-day grazing menu, including fresh snacks, sweet treats and plant-based alternatives, such as the plant power wrap which is packed with avocado, lettuce and tomato.

Customers can also enjoy our own in-house 100% Arabica and Fairtrade certified coffee brand, Coffee Society, brewed and roasted by a highly skilled team of baristas, developed in close partnership with the Sol & Café Cooperative in Peru, where our beans are grown and picked. The beans are then roasted in the world’s first Carbon Neutral Gold Standard roastery in Glasgow. Working with One Carbon World, it offsets the emissions through a tree planting project in Uruguay and a wind energy project in India.

What’s more, every cup sold contributes to the BaxterStorey Foundation supporting the Sol & Café partnership, helping 1,100 local coffee farmers create a sustainable coffee production and farming future.

Judith Tutton, operations director, said: “We operated a Starbucks franchise for many years in this location and have many loyal customers. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close for many months, so we are delighted to have launched our new venture, The Coffee Hive, and bring this exciting new space to Manchester city centre.”

Jeremy Wood, regional managing director, commented: “We are very aware of the demand for great tasting coffee and nutritious breakfast and lunch options, and it’s been brilliant to work alongside local suppliers to create a fresh, seasonal grab and go offer for the local community.”

Locally supplied produce includes limited jars of Piccadilly Place Honey, harvested from three rooftop beehives in the city. The jars are priced at £8, with all profits going to local charity We Love MCR, which has been helping the city’s Covid response, including huge donations to local food banks and refugees.

The Coffee Hive is open 8:00am-2.30pm every Monday-Friday. Customers are encouraged to download The Coffee Hive’s loyalty app to receive 10% discount on their first visit. 

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