Meet The Maker | Blackbird Coffee & Fizz
Based in the heart of the Midlands and established this year, Blackbird Coffee & Fizz is a family run business that was born out of a love affair with coffee and Prosecco. Featuring a subtle Italian theme, the team serve an array of scrumptious hot drinks, sparkling cocktails and the finest Italian lager out of their stylish vehicle. We’re chatting to the owner, David, so you can find out all about Blackbird Coffee & Fizz…
Tell us about Blackbird Coffee & Fizz and where it all began?
Following extremely successful careers working in the service sector and retail industry, my wife and I decided to pool our business experiences and start up a brand-new venture of our own. We’ve always had a special love affair with all things coffee and have always dreamt about sharing our passion beyond our family and friends. We’d often thought about opening our own café bar, but we never really seemed to find the right time to kick start our ambition. After a lot of thought we just kept coming back to what we have a serious passion for and what makes us happy: coffee and fizz. The combination seemed all to obvious, very much a match made in heaven and from there on in, we knew we had to see this one through.
And so it was at the start of 2018 that the idea to wrap up the concept under the business name of Blackbird Coffee & Fizz was born! 12 months on and we’ve quite literally hit the road running. We have an amazing mobile business, operating from a beautiful classic Italian vehicle with onboard fixtures and fittings to die for and fabulous produce to serve for any occasion.
What services do you offer as a mobile bar?
Barista Coffee (Lattes, Cappuccinos, Flat Whites etc), Pure Ceylon Teas, Hot Chocolate, Prosecco, Frizzante, Poretti Lager and Sparkling Summer Cocktails. Our clients have the option to choose whatever service they like, they can have hot drinks only, alcohol only or a combination of the two. All hot drinks are served in 100% biodegradable cups and lids, while cold drinks are served using recycled plastics.
What do you feel makes your service stand out from the crowd?
The ability to offer barista coffee along with very high-quality teas & hot chocolate gives our bar a much wider appeal alongside the alcoholic favourites. There is essentially something for everyone and we have the ability to meet the needs of a fully equipped drink service throughout the day in the most remote of locations.
What do you love most about being involved in the wonderful world of weddings?
Having had an amazing wedding ourselves we appreciate how important, how special and how personal the day can be. Being part of someone else’s day is a fantastic honour and one that we really respect to ensure everything runs smoothly. Being the point of difference is our speciality.
How would you describe the style and ethos of your mobile bar?
The overall design and finish of our bar is very high end. It most definitely lends itself to an Italian theme – given the vehicle, the Prosecco and the Poretti but it’s totally classic. Dressed in Black and White, with white walled tyres it’s the perfect colour to accommodate any wedding.
What are you most popular coffee and fizz choices?
Couples can’t get enough of lattes infused with caramel syrup and our rich hot chocolate – an indulgent taste all the way from Amsterdam. When it comes to cocktails, guests are always sipping our Belli cocktail, served with a hint of peach juice and a dash of Chambord.
What are the most commonly questions asked by brides & grooms?
Couples often ask much our services costs – indicative prices can be found on our website, blackbirdcoffee.co.uk but for a more personal service and quotation it’s best to contact us by phone or email. Lots of clients ask how far we travel, and that is within reason, but we’re not limited to how far we can go. As always, its best to check first.
If you love the look of Blackbird Coffee, get in touch now!