Taking our coffee to the next level!


Over the next couple of weeks you’re going to hear talk about a little thing called Urban 5. “What’s Urban 5?” we hear you cry. Well, as you’ll know, it was five years ago in 2009 that Urban Coffee Co. on Church St opened its doors. To celebrate this milestone of half a decade in Birmingham – and to launch us into the wider Midlands – we’ve been working on developing an espresso blend especially for us! And, we are almost there.

We don’t want to give too much away but can announce that it’s a blend of Finca Los Altos (washed) from Nicaragua and Tolima Gaitania (washed) from Colombia. Initial tastings suggested that we needed the roast a little darker and so a slightly darker roasted batch arrived with us on Monday. Adrian will be brewing the first espressos with it tomorrow.Latte_2

Simon, Hannah, Peter and Adrian will be heading down to the roastery this afternoon to meet the guys who are going to help us create this amazing blend. We are truly excited to be working with them!

What happens next? Well, we start two weeks of tasting with you guys to make sure you love it as much as we do!! Urban 5 will be available as a guest espresso in our emporiums on the following days:

CS 31/07/14 – 01/08/14

JQ  05/08/14 – 06/08/14

HB  07/08/14

As well as being able to taste the coffee,our Head Barista Adrian will be in the vicinity to answer any queries you may have!


Urban Emporiums | 30 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NP