200 Degrees Coffee has launched its new festive menu and product range in its UK shops, including a limited-edition Christmas coffee blend – The Roast of Christmas Present.
From the 4 November, customers will be able to get an early flavour of Christmas with a range of spiced hot drinks, winter warming soups and festive gifts. As part of the range, 200 Degrees has launched The Roast of Christmas Present – Fine Cup award winning beans with festive notes of lemon zest, chocolate and plum.
The Christmas coffee is an ideal gift for homebrewers or can be enjoyed in any of 200 Degrees’ 11 shops, where customers can also choose three roast options from 200 Degrees’ full range to make their own mix and match gift packs. 200 Degrees has also announced an exclusive spiced hot drinks range, made with a turmeric chai – which won Best New Product in 2018 by the Speciality Coffee Association.
The range includes warming home-made Autumn Spiced Syrups, to add a delicious little something to existing coffee favourites, and people can treat themselves to Spiced Orange Hot Chocolate, made using luxurious melted Belgian chocolate. Also new for this year, the non-alcoholic Warm Spiced Apple Cider is the perfect substitute for mulled wine and is freshly prepared each day in shops. The healthy cider alternative has no added sugar and is made with fresh apple juice, with an option to be served cold if desired.
Twelve winter soups, nine of which are vegan, will be served at different times during the festive period and include Indonesian Chickpea & Coconut and Spiced Parsnip & Honey. Another new addition is a gluten-free vegan pastry in the form of a humble mince pie.
Gift vouchers can be purchased from coffee shops and online for products, SAGE brewing equipment and barista courses at the renowned barista schools in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff and Lincoln.
Tom Vincent, co-founder at 200 Degrees, said:
“This year we experimented with so many recipes to find our definitive 2019 festive range and we believe it’s our best yet, we’ve chosen ideas that really warmed our hearts.
“While the festive range will be the same across all of our shops, we’re also getting into the spirit by putting up unique Christmas decorations in each of our shops, including the new shop at East Midlands Designer Outlet that’s opening 14 November.
“Even if you’re exhausted from shopping, a festive spiced drink will definitely get you back into the Christmas spirit and we hope our customers enjoy our festive ideas and gift packs this season.”
From 25 December until the 1 January, opening hours will be different, with no shops open on Christmas Day. Most shops will be closed 25, 26 December and 1 January, as well as shorter operating hours from 27 until 31 December (9am-5pm).
Shops at Nottingham Flying Horse Walk, Lincoln Sincil Street and Birmingham Lower Temple Street will be open as normal from 27 until 30 December, from 10am -4pm on 26 December and 1 January, and 9.30am – 6pm on 31 December New Year’s Eve.