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Free Fair Trade Coffee for All!

Castlefield-based Binary Bar has had the audacity to take on the world’s biggest coffee chains by offering free fair trade coffee for all.

Eva Oyon

Date published: 11th Jun 2009

The news will come as a shock to the likes of Starbucks, Café Nero, Costa Coffee and Coffee Republic who have had it so good for so long.

For two weeks starting Monday 22nd June, the Castlefield Café Bar will provide customers with free takeaway fair trade coffee between the hours of 11am and 2pm. When the two weeks are up, the offer continues indefinitely for those customers keen to meet clients, absorb the bar’s superb atmosphere or relax on its front patio.

Binary Bar Manager, Adrian Grist said: “It’s certainly the best offer I’ve heard of its kind. Where else can you turn up, ask for a coffee, get a premium one served to you by friendly staff and then head off into the sunset without paying? The only catch is it’s not bottomless, but what can you expect?”

Using only the finest Fair Trade Tiki beans from the mountainsides of Ethiopia, Honduras, Peru and Sumatra, the types of coffee on offer at Binary are just as diverse. You can amble your afternoon away with an Americano, kick back with a Cappuccino, laze around with a Latte or melt away with a Mocha.

To receive your free coffee, all you need to do is turn up at ‘Castlefield’s only local’ between the hours stated above and make your order. You will have to fill in a customer loyalty card but when you consider that it’s free to sign up, you can register there and then and there is no obligation to buy, it really isn’t much to worry about.

Other benefits of the loyalty card include 10 points for every £1 spent in the bar (1 point is 1 penny), £2.50 already preloaded on the card, access to exclusive ZeroOne member offers and tasting nights, and all that on top of a free coffee every brunchtime!

Since opening in 2007 Binary Bar has cemented its place as a focal point of Manchester nightlife at weekends, and a thriving Castlefield community during the week. With free wifi and a new summer menu it’s the ideal drop in for a business meeting, a catch up with mates or a relaxing stop on the perfect day off. 

Adrian added: “This area of Castlefield is really starting to flourish and we want as many people as possible to come down and see what all the fuss is about. Hopefully, when they pop in for their free coffee they’ll soon see enough to put down a marker on their mental map of the city.”