SA Brain will grow its Coffee#1 estate to at least 76 by the end of the year, MCA has learnt.

The group will open its next store in Kings Heath this month, followed by Andover, Redditch, Warwick and Woodley in Reading next month. In November it will launch in Ringwood, Hampshire followed by an opening in Chippenham in December.

The coffee shop brand has been the driver of growth for some time for SA Brain, which has medium-term ambitions to reach 100 sites.

Earlier this year chief executive Scott Waddington told MCA that the geographic focus for expansion at the moment was “infilling and slightly pushing our existing boundaries”.