Luton, UK, 2023-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fast growing coffeehouse chain Black Sheep Coffee has continued its UK expansion drive with the opening of its first UK airside airport location at London Luton Airport (LLA).
The new, 200 m2, state of the art coffeehouse opened LLA’s departure lounge this month and, alongside its 100% specialty grade Robusta coffee range, will offer passengers a wide choice of smoothies, pastries, bagels, toasties and Norwegian waffles.
Tryfen Kil, at Black Sheep Coffee, commented: “We are delighted to open our first UK airside branch in a UK airport. The new Black Sheep Coffee branch at London Luton Airport will provide a tech-driven, card-only approach that will allow LLA passengers to place orders via electronic ordering terminals. Self-service gives our customers freedom of choice and at their pace, which we think is perfect for an airport environment.”
Jonathan Rayner, London Luton Airport Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “The arrival of Black Sheep Coffee is another fabulous moment for London Luton Airport and will offer passengers a hugely different coffeehouse experience. Black Sheep Coffee is everything we want our partners to aspire to be – bold, innovative, engaging. The design and aesthetics of the coffeehouse offers a genuinely different ‘wow’ moment for coffee connoisseurs travelling from LLA and the timing of the opening couldn’t be better, creating even more choice to our great range of dining options as part of the simple and friendly passenger experience that we offer.”
The design features of the new unit include the use of reclaimed timber, black metalwork, corrugated metal wall cladding with a rusted effect finish, as well as eye-catching neon feature lights and vibrant wall art.
Black Sheep Coffee is renowned for its ethical and sustainable approach to coffee making and was founded by former St Andrews University students Eirik Holth and Gabriel Shohet. The coffeehouse chain opened its first outlet in Camden in 2013 and is the first to use specialty grade Robusta coffee beans.
About London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK’s busiest airports, carrying over 13 million passengers in 2022.
The airport is operated by a consortium of which the majority shareholder is AENA, the world’s largest airport operator, and InfraBridge, a leading infrastructure investment manager. Airlines include easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tui, FlyOne, Sun Express and El Al.
The Luton Airport Express is a new dedicated train service launched by East Midlands Railway (EMR) that allows passengers to travel from central London to the LLA terminal in around 30 minutes. With fares starting from approximately £10, the Luton Airport Express runs from St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway station and connects seamlessly with the DART, a new automated, electrically powered people mover that connects to the LLA terminal in less than four minutes.
London Luton Airport is ranked as the best-performing company by GRESB, an internationally recognised sustainability framework that benchmarks environmental, social and governance (ESG) management and performance. LLA is ranked first among all participating assets, achieving a maximum score of 100 and a 5-star rating.
To learn about the progress London Luton Airport is making across its sustainability programme please click here: https://www.london-luton.co.uk/corporate/sustainability/reports-and-performance
Further information on London Luton Airport can be found here: https://www.london-luton.co.uk/
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