Don’t Miss This!

November 20, 2008 at 6:46 am | Posted in Urban Grounds | 1 Comment
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On November 22nd we will be hosting the first ever Durban Latte Art Barista Jam! It starts at 6pm and runs until around 9. Baristas from Corner Cafe, Woolworths, Urban Grounds, KZNSA, reFresh and more will be competing for over R1,000 in prizes! Plenty of MCing and a DJ will keep it hopping. There will be lots of prizes for people, and 2 for 1 coffees from 6 to 7pm. Please join us for one last hurrah!


Our Gaurantee

November 13, 2008 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Urban Grounds | 1 Comment
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Customer Glen and his UG barista, Sipho.

This week, as we have told people we are closing, we have been met with the response of, “So…. where are you re-opening?” Let me set the record straight by saying that despite closing, we still have two loves. Those two loves are people and great coffee. That will never change! And, despite the fact that we could not make our concept work at the current location, our dreams have not died. Of course we hope that someday we will be serving up our amazing coffee again! Unfortunately “someday” is not now, but we encourage you to subscribe to this blog and keep up with us. You never know where the wind will blow the Urban Grounds team in the future.

Our fervent thanks go to those who have supported us over the last nine months. You ARE Urban Grounds, and we love you for it! It must be said that the Urban Grounds team is a fantastic bunch of people, a team we consider our customers part of. Every one of you has made this journey special and it has been an honour.  We will see you all at the Barista Jam!

Free Coffee For You!

November 1, 2008 at 11:00 am | Posted in Coffee Info, The Coffee, Urban Grounds | 1 Comment
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Here are two ways to get any coffee drink of your choice at Urban Grounds for FREE!

1.  Blog about us on your blog, can be either positive or negative, and link back to our blog.

2.  Join our facebook group (click here) and then upload a photo of yourself at Urban Grounds on the group page.

Enjoy your free coffee! Offer ends 31/12/08, so hurry!

Urban Grounds

September 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Posted in Urban Grounds | Leave a comment

Welcome to Urban Grounds

Welcome to Urban Grounds.  We are a relationship and fair trade coffee shop nestled in the historic distric of Glenwood at the corner of Frere and Ayott.  Our atmosphere is extremely relaxed and we are here for you to “escape the daily grind.”  

The Urban Grounds team is passionate about fair trade and relationship coffees and we are always seeking out ways to keep our business as local as possible. From tree to cup we are involved in fair trade initiatives with our farmers. You won’t find beans roasted in Italy here, we are trying to expose South Africans to the great artisan coffee roasters right here in our own country. Kristy comments, “Freshness is so important to us, that’s why we don’t serve beans older than 14 days from roasting. By using South African roasters, we can achieve the freshness and quality that we want.”

This blog is for our customers.  Coffee is our passion, and we wanted a place to dialog about “all that is coffee” with you! The blog is our conversation with you outside of the shop.  We welcome your thoughts on our store, our coffee or anything else you deem relevent.  This blog is also for your coffee education!  We will provide you with all the latest on what is happening in the coffee world and will provide you with information on how coffee should taste and be brewed.

Come in for your first cup today and let us know your thoughts!  You won’t be disappointed.

The Urban Grounds Team


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