We are a Midlands-based social enterprise that provides young people who have faced barriers into employment with training and job opportunities – all whilst serving up stellar coffee, freshly prepared sandwiches, and tasty treats. 100% of our profits are directly reinvested into Evolve and other community projects, so you can be sure that your morning coffee is truly making a difference.
We wanted to put an emphasis on health and wellbeing this year. Our staff have undergone nutrition training and have a new understanding of the value of what we put in our bodies. We’ve reinvented our menu over at The Adam and Eve with healthy, hearty and homely options.
During these difficult times we wanted to celebrate our local heroes. You can order one of our luxury hampers and nominate someone to receive it and we’ll safely deliver to their door (Birmingham only I’m afraid!). Treats, coffee bundles and a thank you note – make someone smile today.
With funding from Forward Carers we are pleased to offer a delivery service of fun, fresh meal kits for young carers (aged 10+) across Birmingham. Portioned out ingredients, recipe cards and online tutorials are used to eliminate dinner time stress and promote a positive cooking culture.
Our mission to give back to communities starts with what we serve in our cafes. We aim to invest in ethically sourced, and good quality products. All our staff get barista training from Union coffee, who are a direct trader – so your purchase is socially conscious from the bean to the cup.
We’re pleased to offer a bright, budget-friendly and charming events space attached to our coffee shop at The Adam and Eve, Digbeth. Our room as been designed with flexibility in mind so whatever the event – Evolve it! We also offer staff or unstaffed kitchen hire for all your pop-up needs.
Since we opened, we have already helped over 20 young people onto the career ladder and offered over 800 hours of support to our team. We have created Evolve as a safe-space, designed to be a stepping stone into the world of work for young people to help gain confidence and life skills.
Have a look at our promotional video to see the faces behind the stories and a glimpse into the hard work that goes on.
‘SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR’ 2019 AT THE BIRMINGHAM AWARDS
RECOGNISED IN THE 2019 ‘SMALL BIZ 100’ REPORT
INCLUDED IN THE MILLS & REEVE 2019 INNOVATION REPORT
RECOGNISED ALONGSIDE 23 OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND CHARITIES AS A CROSS CITY HERO. FIND OUT PLAQUE AT FIVE WAYS STATION, BIRMINGHAM.
236 Bristol Road
0121 622 8181
Aquarius is part of Recovery Focus, a group of charities Inspiring Recovery Together.
Terms & Conditions
Evolve is a social enterprise run by Aquarius, a Midlands-based charity tackling the harms cause by alcohol, drugs and gambling.
A company limited by guarantee registered in England, No: 2427100, and a registered charity, No: 1014305.