A COFFEE shop business that was born in Swindon two years ago has big plans to break up the big three coffee chains, starting with its sixth store opening in Cirencester next week.

Triple Two Coffee began when David Hodgetts and Sezan Walker opened the first kiosk in the Brunel Shopping Centre in August 2016.

Since then they’ve spread their wings across the UK, opening premises in Bristol, Glasgow, and a second store in Swindon in The Crossing food hub.

Marketing director Sezan, said: “We’re very excited to launch our first store in Cirencester, after making our start in Swindon our brand has gone from strength to strength and opening a store so close to home is a dream come true.

“After months of development, we are looking forward to sharing our new Autumn and Winter menu with the people of Cirencester.”

But this might only be the beginning for the founders. They have major ambitions for the next five years to break the hold over the UK market by the three main chains, Costa, Starbucks and Caffé Nero. Their company has set itself the target of opening a further 52 franchises and 12 new kiosks by 2020

David Hodgetts, the sales director, said: “It’s obvious that the UK loves the coffee shop experience, but we felt that there was a gap in the market to offer consumers something different and new.

“Triple Two is all about combining the best speciality coffee prepared by our expertly trained coffee masters in a welcoming and inviting environment alongside a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and our famous toasties, everything we do is designed to be delivered with excellence.”

Customers who bring reusable cups to Triple Two will be get a 25p discount on hot drinks, or they can buy the shop’s own cups and have them filled for free. The team is celebrating the opening of the new café in Cricklade Street on October 20, by offering the first 50 customers a free coffee, doughnut and goodie bag.