Jersey Airport's Starbucks loses out to 'local' cafe

Starbucks coffee
Image caption The airport said Starbucks was popular but it wanted to provide more local food and drink

The Starbucks franchise at Jersey Airport is to be replaced.

The redeveloped cafe in departures will offer a more "local flavour", according to Autogrill UK which runs the airport's catering operation.

Starbucks will close on 5 November and the new Island Coffee Shop will open on 11 November.

Two local businesses, Cooper & Co and Truly Scrumptious, will offer speciality teas and coffees, home-made cakes and pastries in the cafe.

Jersey airport director Julian Green said: "While the Starbucks product has proved popular, we have been working with Autogrill to help ensure the product range better matches the needs and expectations of our customers."

A temporary refreshment kiosk will be set up during the refurbishment work.

No-one from Starbucks was available to comment.

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