Aug

20

Announcing Damian Brown Photography as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham

We are delighted to announce that Coffee Birmingham will be working with Damian Brown, a Birmingham based professional portrait photographer to showcase some of his brilliant photography work.

In his own words, Damien “shoots relaxed portraits and captures natural images” and we are delighted to be putting on an upcoming exhibition of his work which highlights some of the best of what Birmingham has to offer in independent culture.

… And as Damian is a fan of independent coffee shops, we will be exhibiting his work in an indie too.

More to come on the exhibition imminently.

Share the #indielove!

Follow Damian: www.damianbrownphotography.co.uk / twitter: @damianbrown / facebook:

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Aug

09

#Superjelly is almost here… tomorrow from 9am.

Tomorrow (Friday 10th) is #Superjelly. Sponsored by Small Business Community, Enterprise Nation, if you are a small business or freelancer, come to #Superjelly and meet other business-owners, work, collaborate and share ideas and have a fantastic day.

Remember you can come and go as you please! If you can, please also take advantage of visiting one or more of the three locations on the day.

Where we will be?

We will be at the following locations from 9am

On the day
Exclusive Offers for Jellyheads (mention you are a Jellyhead to a barista):

  • Cafe Ezra at Hotel LaTour: free first drink.
  • Six Eight Kafe, Temple Row: coffee and cake for £4.
  • Urban Coffee Company, Jewellery Quarter: 20% off brunch.

 

Sign the Declaration of Independents
Show your support for Birmingham independents by signing Coffee Birmingham’s Declaration of Independents.

Free Treats from Coco Meli Bakery
In addition, local bakers Coco Meli Bakery will be offering a range of sweet and savoury samples for Jellyheads to enjoy – on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch.

In the meantime, we really look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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Jul
20

Meeting our Competition Winner

It was great to meet Lucy Whalley, our competition winner yesterday. The prize came courtesy of our hosts for the launch of the Declaration of Independents on Independents Day, Six Eight Kafe, Urban Coffee Company and Saint Caffe. We are also grateful to Peter and Alex from Urban and 6/8 respectively for presenting the prize to Lucy.

In addition to the joyous coffee Lovers prize that you see below, Lucy got a three month subscription to Urban’s Coffee Connoisseurs and some more free coffee and cake courtesy of Six Eight Kafe.

 

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Jul

12

…And the winner of the Independents Day competition is…

… Lucy Whalley.

Many congratulations to Lucy and thanks again to everyone who entered and provided their excellent thoughts on what Independents mean to them.

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Jul

10

#Independentsday: What do Independents mean to you?

As part of the launch of the Declaration of Independents, we asked people what independents meant to them as part of a competition only in our coffee shop locations (Six Eight Kafe, Urban Coffee Company and Saint Caffe) on the day.

This is a selection of what people said:

  • “Preservation of local business and upholding local jobs and crafts. Genuine friendliness”
  • “#Real”
  • “Fresh cake. Good, independent ideas!”
  • “Independents mean originality, passion, a friendly atmosphere and most of all quality”
  • “Good coffee, different blends, friendly, homely and good cakes!”
  • “A delightful place to meet. A brilliant place to be.”
  • “Knowledge, understanding, passion and customer service that comes from enjoying what you do. Being treated like a person not just a customer.”
  • “It’s about standing on your own two feet, setting out your own rules and sticking to them, no matter what anybody says!”
  • “friends, food and excellent drinks.”
  • “Local businesses in which a focus is on quality and passion for the products which are being sold.”
  • “People who ask me how my holiday was….”
  • “Individual flavour and great taste – creative and originally – that others try to copy. Good company :)”
  • “Supporting independent shops and cafes means keeping the diversity of towns and cities alive. I love trying new independent places.”
  • “I want character, not homogenised Star-Costa-Nero’s. I want to know where my coffee comes from. I want to taste the coffee!”
  • “A much more personal, quality service”
  • “I don’t want the faux familiarity of my name on a cup. I want to chat to my barista Joe as his coffee wakes me up. Plus it Tootes Bangin!”
  • “Freedom of choice. Not being guided one way or another.”
  • “Quality. Relaxation. Good company.”
  • “…. Tasty, surprising and responsive. Places to be.”
  • “Good coffee, personal service, a small and not a  big corporate.”
  • “Freedom of choice and personal service with a smile.”
  • “#Braveheart”
  • “Choice and community for me, and profits staying local, too!”
  • “Freedom of choice and a more interesting and lively environment.”
  • “Variety, choice and freedom.”
  • “It is important to support your independents: they give the best customer service and always value you as an individual, which is a rare trait these days.”
  • “Local people being free to operate in a big city as freely as the industry giants.”
  • “The little man doing his thing and being supported by the community.”
  • “Staff who care.”
  • “Empowering people to make sound decisions as a consumer, providing meaningful environment.”
  • “It means that you owe no one anything. Look after yourself. Pay your own way.”
  • “I love independents because their smiles and happiness comses from a love of their products and great service rather than a staff training manual.”

This is a selection of the responses from those who signed up to the Declaration online:

  • “Quality coffee served by quality people. Friendship and a home away from home.”
  • “Good coffee in a non-identikit environment”
  • “Great service and quality that the chains can’t match.”
  • “Better quality and personal touches”
  • “Coffee as it should be!”
  • “Passion, knowledge, quality”

Thanks to those of you who contributed. Stay tuned as we announce the winner of our competition imminently.

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Jul

06

Download the Declaration of Independents Poster here

As many businesses and consumers have been requesting a copy, please download the Declaration of Independents, print it and place it in a very public place like many independents have done already across Birmingham.

Your support is so much appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Jul

03

Announcing Saint Caffe as a supporter and another of our locations for #independentsday

So ahead of tomorrow’s launch, we are very happy to announce Saint Caffe as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham 2012 – who will be another of our locations for #independentsday tomorrow and where you can also sign the Declaration of Independents.
For anyone who lives and works in the vicinity of St. Paul’s Square, Saints is must-go location serving high-quality coffee from roasters Extract, alongside a quality selection of food and cakes, many of which are made in house.
Saints is an open and welcoming atmosphere with sophisticated dector, and it is a good place to get on with work or relax with a book.
Many thanks to Geoff and his team for being so enthusiastic and supportive of Coffee Birmingham.
For more information:
Follow them on twitter @saintcaffe
So our locations for #IndependentsDay are Six Eight Kafe, Saint Caffe and Urban Coffee.
…. And our final location for Wednesday’s launch will be announced later this evening.
Stay tuned for more info on our locations and times regarding #IndependentsDay (follow this hashtag) and remember to follow us on twitter @coffeebrum and “like us” on facebook for all the latest news and info. Hashtags: #coffeebrum #independentsday #tellyourfriends
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Jul

02

Announcing Six Eight Kafe as supporter and one of the independent locations for Wednesday’s launch.

We are delighted to announce Six Eight Kafe not only as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham 2012 but as one of the locations for this Wednesday’s launch and where to sign the Declaration of Independents.

Situated on Temple Row in Birmingham City Centre, Six Eight Kafe is one of Brum’s foremost independent coffee locations. Delivering coffee produced on a Synesso machine and roasted by Staffordshire based roasters HasBean , the quality of coffee, food and cake reflect their mission “changing the way coffee is produced, presented, enjoyed and valued.”

Six Eight is also host to art exhibitions, numerous live events from dancing to yoga and from film nights to various workshops.

Many thanks to Dav, Hannah and all the team for the invaluable support on Coffee Birmingham.

Be sure to visit Six Eight Kafe next time you are in Coffee Birmingham. More info:

www.sixeightkafe.co.uk
www.facebook.com/sixeightkafe
Follow them on twitter @sixeightkafe.

Another independent location for Wednesday and supporter to be announced later today.

Stay tuned for more info on our locations and times regarding #IndependentsDay (follow this hashtag) and remember to follow us on twitter @coffeebrum and “like us” on facebook for all the latest news and info.

Hashtags: #coffeebrum #independentsday #tellyourfriends

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Jul

02

Announcing Urban Coffee Company as a Supporter and another of our locations for Wednesday’s launch.

Urban Coffee Company Birmingham
More brilliant news. We were delighted to announce Urban Coffee Company as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham 2012 and are going to be frequenting both their Church Street and Jewellery Quarter locations for this Wednesday’s launch and where also to sign the Declaration of Independents.
Urban (as it is affectionately known) will be celebrating their third birthday this August and have proudly flown the flag for Birmingham’s independent scene. Their three coffee emporiums (Church Street, Jewellery Quarter and their pod at the Mailbox) serve glorious coffee roasted by Union Coffee and delivered by their team of very friendly and talented Urbanistas.

At all their locations, Urban is also home to numerous events including live music Friday, book and knitting clubs, yoga clubs, Birmingham Entrepreneurs and the monthly #JellyBirmingham co-working meet up.
For more information:
Follow them on twitter @urbancoffeeco
So in addition to Six Eight Kafe, we will be at Urban’s Church Street and Jewellery Quarter emporiums on Wednesday. Come along and support.
…. And our final location for Wednesday’s launch will be announced later this evening.
Stay tuned for more info on our locations and times regarding #IndependentsDay (follow this hashtag) and remember to follow us on twitter @coffeebrum and “like us” on facebook for all the latest news and info. Hashtags: #coffeebrum #independentsday #tellyourfriends

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Jun
30

Announcing Kiss Me Cupcakes as supporter of Coffee Birmingham

We are delighted to announce the brilliant Kiss Me Cupcakes as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham 2012. As Birmingham’s first and best known cupcake company, their high reputation has been built around products “individually handmade with LOVE, care and attention to detail.”

And this is why we are so very happy to have them on board as a supporter!

As a kind and generous gesture, they are designing some limited edition and exclusive cupcakes for the launch of the Declaration of Independents on Wednesday 4th July.

In return for signing the declaration and a line on what independents mean to you, you will receive one of these free cupcakes.

These are limited edition and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Stay tuned for more info on our locations and times regarding #IndependentsDay (follow this hashtag) and remember to follow us on twitter @coffeebrum and “like us” on facebook for all the latest news and info.

Hashtags: #coffeebrum #independentsday #tellyourfriends

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