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Cafes, Coffee, Food

Wayland’s Yard, Birmingham

I am a brunch obsessive, and a cafe that serves brunch all day is my idea of my bliss. Imagine my delight when I got an invite to eat brunch for dinner at the new Wayland’s Yard in Birmingham. The venue Wayland’s Yard has been delighting brunch fans in Worcester for some time now, and the new branch …

Coffee, Food

Barista School at 200 Degrees, Birmingham

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a caffeine addict, so when 200 Degrees asked if I’d like to learn more about my favourite bean and how to make good coffee at one of their Barista Schools, I jumped at it. But first… Breakfast You can’t learn on an empty stomach, so first we grabbed a spot …

Coffee, Food

Visiting Fracino

At Birmingham Coffee Festival, I met the very nice Adrian, the MD of Fracino. Fracino are a Birmingham based manufacturer of espresso and cappuccino machines. When Adrian invited me for a nose around their factory, I leapt at the chance. On arrival, I was met by Business Development Manager, Josh, who made me a very tasty latte …

Coffee, Fairs and Festivals, Food

Birmingham Coffee Festival

I’m sure you’re all astonished to learn that I love coffee. Being the caffeine addict that I am, the Birmingham Coffee Festival was a bit of a no brainer. Held in the Market Hall at the Custard Factory, the Coffee Festival brought together independent coffee shops and experiences from all over the country. There was …

Coffee, Food

Coffee Stop: 200 Degrees, Birmingham

200 Degrees opened on Colmore Row in Birmingham recently, and I’ve already been in a couple of times, so I thought it was time to write about it! Location 200 Degrees is underneath the Grand Hotel, on Colmore Row. Located in the heart of the business district, the cafe does get busy, but is convenient …

Cafes, Coffee, Food

Coffee Stop: Urban Coffee Company – Church Street

As the name of my blog might suggest, I’m a bit of a coffee fiend. I’m gradually working my way around the (many) coffee shops of Birmingham, sampling caramel lattes wherever I go. Urban Coffee Company currently has two branches, one in the Jewellery Quarter, and one on Church Street. While I like both, I …