GLOBAL café chain Black Sheep Coffee is opening a new store at Merry Hill today (Wednesday March 20).

The chain, known for its specialty-grade Robusta coffee in served in a cool urban setting, is opening a new outlet on the lower mall next to Hotel Chocolat – creating 13 new jobs.

Since the opening of the first outlet in Camden in 2013, the brand - which was founded by university students Eirik Holth and Gabriel Shohet - now has more than 82 coffee shops across five countries.

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The new café has self-service kiosks and WiFi, with space for up to 65 customers at one time.

It will offer a range of café foods including pastries, cakes, Norwegian waffles, bagels, and toasties plus breakfast items and a selection of signature coffee drinks - including its Robusta coffee which has a higher caffeine content than more commonly used arabica beans.

Eirik Holth and Gabriel Shohet, at Black Sheep Coffee, said: “We look forward to opening our doors and inviting locals and visitors alike to ‘leave the herd behind’ with us, and introduce them to our first-rate offering, including our Robusta coffee, Norwegian Waffles and range of smoothies and shakes.”  

Jonathan Poole, Merry Hill’s centre manager, said: “It’s great to see a popular home-grown café chain like Black Sheep Coffee choosing Merry Hill to expand its UK footprint, and we’re sure its mix of quality food and signature drinks will be a firm favourite among our shoppers.”