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Allpress Espresso opens café and training hub in Manchester, UK

The 2,500sq ft ‘Northern Hub’ is Allpress’ first bricks-and-mortar location in the UK outside of London and adds to the specialty coffee roaster’s established wholesale presence in the north of England

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New Zealand’s Allpress Espresso has opened a café and training hub in Manchester’s NOMA business and entertainment district. The 2,500sq ft site is located on the first floor of the Redfern Building close to Manchester’s Victoria railway hub and will be the specialty coffee roaster’s northern headquarters, complementing its two UK coffee shops and roastery in London.

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Allpress already has a strong wholesale presence across northern England, where it supplies more than 60 hospitality businesses. Boosting its presence in the region, the new location offers barista training and has a coffee machinery workshop, with the 25-seat café serving a seasonal food and beverage menu and catering to take-away commuter trade.
“We’re excited to have a base in Manchester... allow for training in the region, and become a space where anyone can come and experience Allpress. We’re really looking forward to being part of such an exciting, creative city.” Tom Hobday, Northern UK Manager, Allpress Espresso.
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1989 by Michael Allpress, Allpress Espresso employs more than 240 people and has operations in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Japan and Singapore. The specialty coffee roaster sells more than 1,500 tonnes of coffee annually worldwide, equating to around 120 million cups.
In April 2021 Allpress Espresso was acquired by the New Zealand arm of Japanese alcoholic and soft beverages giant Asahi Beverages.

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