The latest addition to the Mall at University Town Center will be a coffee shop with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Kahwa Coffee is a Tampa Bay-based roasting company that has more than 10 locations in the area and will add another to UTC this fall, according to a news release.
“Unique local brands like Kahwa are part of what makes The Mall at UTC the must-visit shopping and dining destination on the Suncoast,” UTC general manager Jeramy Burkinshaw said. “They will further enhance our quick-casual food options and provide guests a welcoming environment that features exquisite coffee selections chosen from all over the world.”
The coffee shop will be located on the shopping center's lower level, near Saks Fifth Avenue. Kahwa offers a variety of products, such as hot coffee, iced coffee, pastries and tea.
According to the company website, Kahwa opened its first shop in downtown St. Petersburg in 2006. Recently, Kahwa has embraced sustainability efforts by making single-use straws only available upon customer request at all of its locations. Biodegradable cups and packaging are used as well.
There is also a Kahwa Coffee at 8317 Market St. in Lakewood Ranch and another at 1487 Second St. in downtown Sarasota. A firm opening date and plans for the grand opening have not been set.
Visit kahwacoffee.com for more information.