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Discover That Lost Treasure @ Harborne!

From our Harborne Schoolyard Emporium

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One of Birmingham’s best auction houses, Biddle & Webb, are back at Harborne to help you find that secret stash you never knew you had!!

Their valuation expert will be with us on Saturday 27th September from 10am til 3pm to help you find out more about your items.

Be it a picture, a spoon, or that dodgy cup your auntie Flo left you, come and see if the dust it collected is full of history!!

Weekends at CS

From our Church Street Emporium

BlogBeing 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 churchst@urbancoffee.co.uk 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


Getting Crafty @ Harborne!

From our Harborne Schoolyard Emporium


Imprint is all about the art!

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 harborne@urbancoffee.co.uk.

A big thank you and goodbye from Peter…

From our Urban Coffee HQ

CNV00034We’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 Photo 20-03-2013 13 37 40the 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 wish him all the luck and love in the world!

Kaffee and Kuchen returns! #CS

From our Church Street Emporium

This Sunday the Birmingham German Group regular Kaffee and Kuchen meetup returns to Church St.

This German language meetup for German interested folk was a real success last year and we can’t wait to have them back! To find out more info, please visit the Meetup page here.

Kaffee and Kuchen is on the second Sunday of the month on the communal table at Church St from 2pm til 5pm.



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