A "speciality" coffee chain is coming to Watford as new shop hoardings have been installed in the shopping centre.

Branding has appeared for the Black Sheep Coffee company on a unit in atria’s lower mall, next to the external doors between Puttshack and Shoecare.

The chain’s logo and “coming soon” can be seen along with a QR code to the coffeehouse’s website, but Watford is not yet listed among its future branches online.

The Black Sheep Coffee company was founded by Gabriel Shohet and Eirik Holth in 2013 and now operates 87 branches across the UK, with further outlets planned for the USA and United Arab Emirates. 

It bills itself as an “innovator” in the coffee industry that serves “the world’s first speciality grade robusta beans”.

The chain will join Bakers + Baristas, Starbucks and Costa Coffee as one of several coffeehouses in the shopping centre.

The Black Sheep Coffee company has been contacted for more information.