Man United announces Melitta as first Official Coffee Partner
Manchester United and coffee specialists Melitta have announced a multi-year partnership which will see the brand become the club's first Official Coffee Partner.
Melitta, part of the family owned Melitta Group, will be the club's exclusive coffee partner in Europe, with the partnership covering UK, Ireland and Germany.
As part of the agreement more than 200 fully automatic Melitta coffee machines and makers will be installed within executive club boxes and hospitality areas around Old Trafford. With an estimated 6,000 kilogrammes of coffee consumed each season, says the club, the famed stadium will provide the ideal backdrop for Melitta to demonstrate its prowess in providing quality coffee products to a mass audience, without compromising on quality and flavour.
In addition to this, Melitta played a major role in the refurbishment of the club's Red Café at Old Trafford. The new offering includes a sleek coffee bar, as well as a new dining area within the main restaurant.
The revamped Red Café is currently open to the public and will be officially launched with Manchester United first team members and club ambassadors and legends later in the season. A select number of lucky fans will be invited to attend this event, with details on how they can win this opportunity to be communicated soon.
Fans may also be pleased to hear that Melitta will not only be equipping Old Trafford but will also provide attractive offers for Manchester United coffee lovers with club branded machines becoming available to purchase soon, as well as many competitions and giveaways.
Manchester United's Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, commented: "Like Manchester United, Melitta is steeped in history. Established over 100 years ago, the family run business was built on its founder's invention of the coffee filter, a traditional way of making coffee that is still used in homes, restaurants and offices all over the world today.
"We are very proud to be partnering with this household name and look forward to working with Melitta to further enhance the experience of the hundreds of thousands of visitors we welcome to Old Trafford each season".
Volker Stühmeier, Member of the Chief Corporate Management at Melitta, was equally upbeat: "It is a great honour to work with one of the most successful football teams in the world in such a close and trustworthy way. For over 360 days of the year our products will be used in one of the most traditional and iconic stadiums in the world.
"We have the ability to not only serve premium quality coffee using our state of the art equipment, we will also be providing a substantial amount of porcelain, accessories, multipurpose and disposable materials. Old Trafford is an extraordinary showcase for Melitta!"