Sep

07

Build up to 29th: Urban Coffee Company

In the build up to Saturday 29th September, we will introducing the venues where each of the events and activities will be taking place.

Urban Coffee Company will turn their Church St and Jewellery Quarter emporiums into hives of fun, interaction and social activity to showcase what goes on in the Urban Coffee community.

There will be live music in their Jewellery Quarter Emporium, live art workshops at their Church Street Emporium as well as range of other activities which reflects what happens in the Urban community.

The interaction between independent coffee and culture will be very much alive on the day!

Added to this, Urban will be serving an array of coffee and cakes as well as its brunch menu.

More info to come.
@urbancoffeeco // www.urbancoffee.co.uk

 

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Sep

06

Coffee Birmingham Needs You! Volunteers wanted for September 29th

Coffee Birmingham Needs You! Volunteers wanted for September 29th

Coffee Birmingham day on September is approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help us with a range of activities.

In the e run up to and on Saturday 29th September, we are looking for volunteers who can help out to support the smooth delivery of the event and drive cusomters to the coffee shop venues.

If you are passionate for independents or coffee or quality produce and being involved in fabulous events, then Coffee Birmingham is for you.

You will have:

  • creative ideas and input into marketing and events
  • good customer facing skills
  • experience of working on live events
  • a desire to work in marketing, events, hospitality or the coffee industry.

Our aim is to give you the best experience to flex your creative muscles. We have good links to industry and we would ensure that if you are serious about a career in events, hospitality or the coffee industry, we will do our best to help you further your career ambitions.

Interested? Email tim@coffeebirmingham.co.uk with a few lines on what relevant experience you have, what you want to gain from the opportunity, and your availability for up to and on Saturday September 29th.

Hashtags: #indielove #coffeebrum.

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Aug

15

Pictures and Report from #Superjelly

Last Friday’s #superjelly was a super-sized version of the official Birmingham #jelly usually held monthly at Urban Coffee Company’s Jewellery Quarter Coffee Emporium.

Coffee Birmingham teamed up with official Birmingham #jelly organiser Rickie Josen and our sponsors, Enterprise Nation to run the #superjelly at three venues across the city – Urban Coffee Company in the Jewellery Quarter (as per usual) but also Six Eight Kafe in the city centre and Cafe Ezra at Hotel LaTour in Eastside.

It was a fantastic day with existing jellyheads turning up on mass to co-work, drink coffee, chat and talk not only with other well known jellyheads but also to welcome and introduce new jellyheads. We were delighted to see a lot of new faces to #jelly. Our new jellyheads included a Jelly organiser from Shopshire, leading voice actor, two hairdressers, an Occupational Psychologist and a Birmingham based printing company.

What is always refreshing to see is how new jellyheads very quickly atune to the opportunities that Jelly provides, whether it is to chat, to exchange views or two get some advice. For example, we introduced hairdressers @Scott1One and @dkny_n to twitter and to Enterprise Nation’s #watercoolermoment.

The twittersphere was definitely full of activity relating to #superjelly and quite a few people went on a #jellycrawl to all three venues on the day.

All the coffee shop locations responded by putting on their own deals exclusively for #jellyheads and there was lots of glorious cake and a few savouries courtesy of our supporter, the awesome @cocomelibakery.

We are very grateful to Enterprise Nation for sponsoring us and this event and to @cybrum, @rickiewrites and @tickitoff for being our #jelly guides.

Pictures courtesy of me (@timmy666), @rickiewrites, @amberoccpsych and Karen from @hotel_latour.

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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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Aug

05

Coffee Birmingham working with the Coffee Club Collective

We are delighted to confirm the Coffee Club Collective as a supporter and will be working with them throughout September.

The story of the Coffee Club Collective is simple: a group of young and ambitious artists decided to meet up regularly at Urban Coffee Company one afternoon a week and create together! What a great advert to demonstrate how coffee shops are natural hives of community and creative activities.

Tris Holliday, one of the artists from the Coffee Club Collective, takes up the story, “The independent coffee houses of Birmingham have been a second home for all of Coffee Club.” He goes to onto say, “in them, many prints and ideas have been created, and countless meetings have been had. So it feels very fitting that we should support them, as with out good coffee in Birmingham, there would be no Coffee Club.”

So, loving this natural association between the indie coffee shops and creativity, Coffee Birmingham are all too delighted to be working with the Coffee Club Collective.

With this in mind, in September we will be running a few very special events with the Collective in the lead up to and on the 29th September itself.

Watch this space for more news imminently.

For more on the Coffee Club Collective visit: http://www.coffeeclubcollective.com or say hello to them on twitter: @wearecoffeeclub

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Aug

04

The Spirit of Birmingham Walking Tour, September 29th 2012

On Coffee Birmingham day (September 29th 2012), Midlands Discovery Tours in association with Coffee Birmingham will present  The Spirit of Birmingham.

“Join an expert local Blue Badge tourist guide for a very special walking tour of Birmingham.

The tour is a celebration of Birmingham as a city of creativity, innovation and enterprise, from its earliest days to modern times.

As we walk the streets of the modern city centre and Jewellery Quarter, you will discover how Birmingham has always been a place that has welcomed and encouraged original thinking, and hear stories of some of the men and women who took advantage of that spirit.  Find out how local people’s ideas shaped the world around them, and how independent Birmingham businesses became household names.

But as tour guide Ian Braisby will introduce, it’s not just about the past – we will also explore modern Birmingham’s thriving independent scene and some of the key locations and areas where it can be found.

Covering everything from music, art and literature to industry and, of course, food and drink, this very special tour is an entertaining and informative look at a city that has always lived up to its motto “Forward”.

These events are very popular and offered on a first-come first-served basis so book your place early.

Times and booking details coming soon, but for more information, please contact Midlands Discovery Tours by calling Ian Braisby on:

07970 655 261
or visit www.midlandsdiscoverytours.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MidlandsDiscoveryTours
Twitter: @MidsDiscovery
Hashtags: #indielove #coffeebrum

 

 

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Jul

14

Super #Jelly comes to Coffee Birmingham, Friday 10th August 2012

When Jelly and Coffee come together

In assocation with the official Birmingham #Jelly, we will be doing something a bit different next month.

What: Jelly is a regular monthly event for solo workers, freelancers and people who want to work out of the office for a day to come together to work and chat. Just bring your laptop, grab a coffee (and maybe a cake) and get to work in a lovely friendly atmosphere with like-minded people.

Why: Because the Coffee Shop is a great place work, especially when other people are co-working in the same place. Instead of the usual Jelly which takes place in one location …

… we will hold the Jelly at locations across the city.
… and because this is a SUPER #JELLY, we might throw in a few extra surprises too!

Who: freelancers, home workers, solopreneurs, small business owners, field workers, people escaping the office for the day – in fact, everyone is welcome to drop in co-work, collaborate and chat. Other than a laptop you can bring your notebook, craft or just yourself, it’s a great time to clear your diary and think of new ideas.

Where:
So on Friday 10th August 2012 from 9am, we will be at the following locations:

Urban Coffee Company, Jewellery Quarter
Café Ezra, Hotel LaTour
Six Eight Kafe, Temple Row

Feel free to come and put your laptop down then go grab a drink. Remember, you can come and go as you please! This is one of the benefits of Jelly.

Exclusive Offers for Jellyheads:
Cafe Ezra at Hotel LaTour: free first drink for Jellyheads.
Six Eight Kafe, Temple Row: coffee and cake for £4 for Jellyheads
Urban Coffee Company, Jewellery Quarter: details to come.

How: RSVP to Tim Wilson at tim@coffeebirmingham.co.uk (twitter: @coffeebrum) or Rickie Josen at write@rickiejosen.co.uk (twitter: @rickiewrites) to let us know you are coming (or you can show up on the day).

With thanks to official Birmingham Jelly organiser Rickie Josen for making this happen.

Hashtags: #jelly #indielove #superjelly #coffeebrum.

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