Small Batch Coffee Roasters to expand outside Brighton and Hove

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Small Batch Coffee Roasters to expand outside Brighton and Hove

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Small Batch Coffee Roasters, the Brighton and Hove-based coffee shop operator and supplier owned by Luke Johnson, is expanding outside the city for the first time after securing a site in Worthing, West Sussex. 

The 100-cover cafe will open on Worthing's Portland Road in October, where it will serve artisan coffees, cakes, pastries and warm filled sourdough breads daily from 7am to 7pm. 

Small Batch's head of food, Ben Goldsmith, has also created new dishes for the Worthing site, including gluten free basil and walnut pesto, seasonal salad pots, raw slaw, lemon meringue pie, milk shakes and gelatos. 

The 1,775 sq ft site, which becomes Small Batch's ninth, will have a 'new look and feel' to its existing sites with white walls, a 'vibrant colour scheme' and industrial interior. It will also include a syphon filter brew bar and a world map mural showing the core coffee continents. 

Small Batch Coffee Roasters CEO Nigel Lambe said: “We’re really delighted to be opening in Worthing. It’s a great new Sussex destination for us and we have wanted to branch outside of Brighton for a while. Worthing represents a significant investment for us, which will create over 10 jobs for local people and also allow us to bring our freshly roasted coffees and freshly made foods to a brand new seaside location.”

Small Batch Coffee Roasters was founded in Hove in 2006 by Brad Jacobsen and Al Tomlins. Last year Johnson, also owner of Brighton Pier Group, bought a majority stake in the business with plans to roll it out beyond the city. It currently operates eight retail units in Brighton and Hove and supplies coffee to a number of customers nationwide, including Princi, Hawksmoor and Camino. 

Tomlins remains the company's head of coffee while Jacobsen is no longer associated with the business. 

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