A NEW waste-conscious coffee shop has been unveiled at Merry Hill, creating ten new jobs.

Triple Two Coffee officially opened at the centre on June 11 outside Boots.

The Swindon-based coffee chain says it is committed to cutting down on waste, with customers who bring their own a reusable cup to the shop in line to receive a 25p discount on their purchase.

A free coffee will also be offered with every purchase of a reusable Triple Two ‘KeepCup’.

As part of the launch, the store's first 200 customers were given a free coffee, free pizza during lunchtime and one customer won a month's supply of free coffee.

Dan Murphy, regional centre director at intu Merry Hill, said: “We’re committed to improving the leisure facilities at the centre and it’s great to have such a contemporary and fast-growing coffee brand to add to our selection of eateries where shoppers can take a break and relax.

“We’re also currently looking at ways we can work with our retailers to provide more sustainable options to their customers and Triple Two Coffee’s initiatives set a great example on how to achieve this.”

David Hodgetts, co-founder and director of Triple Two Coffee, said: “It was great to welcome our first customers through the doors on Tuesday and see them enjoying the wide range of delicious food and coffee we have on offer.

“We’re so much more than a coffee shop and we’re dedicated to making every visit a personal experience. We hope our new café at intu Merry Hill will become shoppers’ one-stop-shop where they can refuel whilst shopping.”

As well as coffee, Triple Two Coffee also offers pizzas, pastries, cakes and a lunch menu, including over 20 vegetarian and vegan options.