Having seen normal life grind to a halt almost five weeks ago, the UK is missing many things: family gatherings; get-togethers with friends; and shop-bought coffee being just three of them. However, social enterprise café Evolve is aiming to address the latte, with the launch of ‘Evolve Delivers’: an at-home drop-off service that will bring coffee beans direct to your door.

Brewing the idea since the city went into isolation, Evolve has now brought its deliveries to life, offering three hamper options. Filled to the brim with the bestsellers from its Digbeth and Selly Park sites, each aims to bring a little coffee-shop delight to your doorstep. 

Whilst ‘The Caffeine Pack’ is the dream delivery for the coffee-lover in your life, boasting two bags of Union roasted and ground coffee beans, an Evolve eco cup and two bars of luxury chocolate, ‘The Afternoon Snack Pack’ is designed to offer treats that get you through the mid-PM slump. The third option is ‘The Refill Pack’, containing a top-up of coffee beans for when the cafetière runs dry.

Speaking about the launch of Evolve Delivers, Taylor Barrett, Social Enterprise Lead at Evolve, commented:

When the government announced the lockdown measures, we started racking our brains for how we could keep the spirit of Evolve alive and still stay in line with the new regulations. After working with our brilliant suppliers, we’re now so proud to be bringing ‘Evolve Delivers’ to Birmingham – not only does this give the city a wonderful way to support a small business and shop local; it will help us to continue offering ongoing help to the young people we employ, with every penny made being directly reinvested into Evolve’s work. It truly is coffee with conscience!

Since opening its doors in 2017, the social enterprise has helped provide young people facing barriers to employment with training, qualifications and job opportunities. Created by addiction support charity Aquarius, Evolve has since gone on to help 28 young people, offering over 1,000 hours of one-to-one support.

“We hope that our Evolve Delivers service will satisfy some of the caffeine-cravings being felt across the city, but also help those who are looking for a pick-me-up in these tough and trying times. At moments like this, we know how tough it can be for people to find a reason to smile, but we hope our packs will provide a little brightness to people’s days,” concluded Taylor.

Ordering your care package couldn’t be simpler: simply head to the Evolve website and purchase  from there: Packs start at just £10, including delivery, and will be delivered within a five mile radius of its Pebble Mill café on the Pershore Road.

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