Being where we are, smack bang in the middle of Birmingham’s financial district, it will come as no surprise that our flagship emporium on Church St is a busy little bee Monday to Friday. From Saturday through to Sunday however, you will find a very different emporium, Church St knows how to let it’s hair down!
We have the weekend papers and great music but we also have some great new deals to help you ease into the day after a big night out or if you just need to escape the city centre and stop for a second. From a Breakfast Toastie and a Bloody Mary to kick start your day for just £5.50, to any Sandwich, Panini or Wrap and a pint of Peroni for only £6.00!
We’re going to be launching some new food offerings too. Nothing fancy – we leave that kind of stuff to JQ – Beans on Toast’s more our kind of thing, just as it is, or with grated cheese or smoked bacon. Sounds good eh?
And, lest you forget; every Sunday is BOGOF on cake!!
Though we may host less important business meetings on a weekend, we still host regular meet-ups which all thrive in our relaxed environment. Check our website calendar for all of the things that you could get involved in, they range from Board Game Meet up’s to Language Groups. And, if you are interested in starting up your own group, from crazy crafters to chess masters (rhyme not intended), please email email@example.com for more information about how to get started.
Church St is open 10.00 – 17.30 on Saturday and 10.00 – 17.00 on Sunday
Come and give printmaking a try whilst having a pint, or break up the working week by getting creative and flexing your drawing skills. This is for any skill level, even those of you who think “I can’t draw”!
Come along to this month’s Imprint on Tuesday 23rd September at 7pm. This month We’ll be venturing in to a new kind of printmaking technique. Don’t you worry either if you’ve never been to anything like this before as no art experience is necessary! Now, this printing technique doesn’t really have a proper name but it’s a form of printing using interesting found materials and arranged like a collage and then put through a printing press Examples can be seen in the photos section of November’s teaser and foilography.
If you have any materials that have an interesting texture -dried leaves, threads, feathers and lace etc. anything in fact that won’t break under the pressure of the printing press feel free to bring them along
As always, all materials will be provided and payment is accepted on the night in cash (£10). For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re so sad to announce that our wonderful Peter is moving on to pastures new. Here’s a short goodbye from him, but it’s not really goodbye as we are of course going to make sure we stay in touch (a lot!)
“It was four years ago that I joined Urban Coffee Company. I remember it like it was yesterday, sitting upstairs having my interview with Hannah. Petrified. Back then it was just Church St and a small team of great people. How things have changed! Over those four years we’ve really grown up – both as a business and as people. I am so proud of everything we’ve achieved. I have met so many wonderful people.
Colleagues past and present whose dedication and commitment have helped us to create something which is more than just a business, something which has, and still is, changing Birmingham for the better, who paved the way for the independent coffee scene which is still growing in Birmingham. With Coventry opening in the next few weeks I am so excited to see what happens there too, I just know it’s going to be great.
If there is one thing I have found more inspiring than the commitment of the staff is the commitment of our great customers. You really are this city’s finest people! I am so pleased that I have had the chance of sharing your Monday morning grumbles and Friday morning smiles. I am very lucky to have met you all. My last day is Friday the 19th. If you are popping by please pop in and say hello.
To my bosses Hannah and Simon – thank you for all the opportunities and support over the past four years. What’s more thank you for being brave enough for starting to write this story in the first place. Thanks also go to everyone who makes Urban Coffee Company the fun, successful, and hilarious place to work that it is. Whether you’re queuing in front of the bar or serving behind it, whether you’re in the office or the kitchen, thank you for the last four years and good luck for the future. I can’t wait to see the story unfold!”
We source our coffee beans from locations all over the world. With a clear focus on quality and service, you can sample our wonderful drinks in one of our café emporiums, purchase our fresh-ground coffee beans in our online store.
We’re trying to be more connected with our customers than our big rivals can ever be, so we rely on things like our blog, Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare and our fantastic iPhone app to keep people in the loop and engage with the people who keep us in business.