It was great to see another Independent Coffee shop open last week in Birmingham (Brewsmiths). When Urban Coffee launched 2 years ago there were 2 independent coffee shop in Birmingham of any note. Since then one has actually closed (RIP Hudson Coffee) but 3 new independents have launched.
To date these new independents have stayed away from the high street, which is understandable, but for us to break the hold of the chains we will have to go there. The concern now is can these new independents survive? Let’s hope so, because we want the scene to grow.
Birmingham officially has a Coffee Scene.