Smelling the Coffee in Moseley
In about two weeks time Moseley will see an exciting new independent coffee shop, Cafephilia, offer some fresh coffee to the citizens of Moseley and join the growing number of independent coffee shops across Birmingham.
Cafephilia, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafephilia/479464072106696, will occupy the historic former Shufflebotham's store at 138 Alcester Road and will be a welcome addition to the village and should prove a popular stop for the many visitors to Moseley's farmers market, Folk Festival and Festival.
The photos below show work being undertaken to prepare the shop for it's opening at the end of April, with work upstairs and downstairs.
The former Shufflebotham's store is well known in Moseley and has a proud heritage.
Putting the former store in contrast to what it looks like today.
The following excerpt from The London Gazette of 11 August 1933 shows the partnership between John Shufflebotham and Alfred John Hands ending in 1933.
Reproduced from: THE LONDON GAZETTE, 11 AUGUST, 1933 5365
Birmingham is undergoing something of a barista's dream with new coffee shops opening and a group, Coffee Birmingham, highlighting the independent coffee shop, http://coffeebirmingham.co.uk.
Urban Coffee Company, www.urbancoffee.co.uk/, which currently has two coffee shops, one on Church Street and one in the Jewellery Quarter, will be opening it's third in Harborne while 6/8 Kafe on Temple Row made the grade for the Independent's 50 best coffee shops, http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/the-50-best-coffee-shops-8435980.html
Urban Coffee Company has taken a plot in the new School Yard development in Harborne,
Though I drink gallons of tea I can't resist a great coffee and i'm looking forward to sampling the freshly made coffee and relaxing in Moseley village although how I manage to indulge in all these independent coffee shops while satisfying my need for tea and enjoying a good coffee without too much caffeine we'll have to see.