Sep

26

Build up to 29th: Yorks Bakery Cafe

We are delighted to have Yorks Bakery Cafe on board as a supporting independent coffee shop (and indeed artisan bakery) for Coffee Birmingham Day on the 29th September.

These guys and gals are the new kids on the block, yet their experience and expertise combined with much fresh thinking is on show and clear to anyone who goes into their premises on the corner of Colmore Row and Newhall Street.

Since opening in August 2012, Yorks have been garnering praise and positivity from all who visit, whether it is the fantastic Caravan coffee, expert baristas or their superb cakes, sandwiches, pastries and breads, prepared on site in their very own bakery and freshly displayed on their wooden trestle tables.

What are they doing on Coffee Birmingham day? In addition to the usual quality produce and coffee, on the 29th, there will be offers in store and they will be putting on some demonstrations to showcase their talents…

…. including, a few things that you didn’t know about TEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, on Coffee Birmingham day, be sure to visit Yorks Bakery Cafe!!!

With thanks to Simon Ford and the team for their support.

Where: Yorks Bakery Cafe, 1 Newhall Street, Birmingham

Website: http://yorksbakerycafe.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YorksBakeryCafe
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yorksbakerycafe

Photo credits: http://roobarbgifts.blogspot.co.uk + @glamourcounty

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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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Aug

01

Announcing Coco Meli Bakery as supporter of Coffee Birmingham

We are delighted to announce Coco Meli Artisan Bakery as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham.

We very much concur with their mantra that “Cake is Love”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based locally, Coco Meli Bakery bakes cakes, bread and good food to order for delivery or for collection from their bakery, and are a fixture at markets across Birmingham.

Coco Meli supply a number of local good food establishments with patisserie and breads, and their premier corporate clients with scrumptious canapés and mini patisserie for business receptions and exclusive fashion events.

 

 

 

 

So with all this in mind, we are delighted that they are supported us and we have a bonus …

…those who attend our upcoming #Superjelly on Friday 10th August will have the opportunity to sample some of their savoury and sweet treats, on a first come first served basis.

 

 

 

 

www.cocomelibakery.co.uk
Follow them on facebook here.
Follow them on twitter: @cocomelibakery

With thanks for Mel for her generosity and enthusiasm, and to Gavin from To Bizzy 2 Bake for enabling this to happen.

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Jul

31

Announcing designer John Williamson as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham

We are delighted to be working with John who is responsible for all the Coffee Birmingham branding.
John is Birmingham based graphic designer specialising in all areas of design for print and branding. John works with corporate clients, both large or small companies, and has specialised in designing artwork for bands and venues.
Tim recommended him to do the work for Coffee Birmingham as he does the design work for Tim’s instrumental band Rise.
John is an avid tea drinker (!) and has designed branding for the Cuppa Tee t-shirt company.
John is always looking for interesting new projects so he would love to hear from you.

John can reached at hello@john-williamson.com
Visit his website at: www.john-williamson.com

Follow on twitter: @j_s_williamson
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Jul

23

Announcing Midlands Discovery Tours as Supporter

We are delighted to confirm Midlands Discovery Tours as a supporter of Coffee Birmingham. As part of our activities for Saturday 29th September, Midlands Discovery Tours will be running a special tour – more info to come!

Midlands Discovery Tours is a small, independent tour company run by two Blue Badge tourist guides, specialising in providing professional and friendly tours throughout the Midlands.

They operate a range of public walking tours in Birmingham every weekend of the year, with city tours providing a great introduction and themed walks exploring the city in more depth.  They aim to provide both new visitors and lifelong residents with an enjoyable and informative experience of what our city has to offer.

Alongside their public tours, they are available for private bookings for groups of any size and can tailor a tour to any requirements.  They have worked extensively with student groups, community organisations, businesses and individuals and have run Birmingham Ghost Walks for the past three years, which operate twice a month in Birmingham and have expanded to Sutton Coldfield and Warwick, where we run tours every three months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so happy to be working with them because they really help people to discover and enjoy everything that makes Birmingham such a fascinating place, and they see themselves very much (and rightly so) in the role of unofficial ambassadors for the city.

 

 

 

 

 

For these and many more reasons, they are an integral part of the independent business community.

With thanks to Ian Braisby for his help.

For more info: http://www.midlandsdiscoverytours.co.uk/

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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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