Our Fairtrade roast and ground 227g coffees are already available in over 50 Co-operative stores plus Stirchley Stores in Birmingham, Infinity Wholefoods in Brighton and Snapdragon Wholefoods in Shrewsbury! Find your nearest shop: use our searchable Store Locator map. You can also order your coffee online from Revolver World - every purchase includes a free music download and half-price ecru Organic Fairtrade cotton T-shirt.
We are pleased to announce our new range of Arabica coffee for launch in supermarkets this summer.
We are just releasing our new range Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba under our Cafe Americano series. We have a Ethiopia, Africa (Uganda / Tanzania) under our "Out of Africa" range, with a Kenya AA and Rwanda to follow. Coming up will be a new Brazil single origin and range of Fairtrade organics. Stay tuned for more news. Please email; membership AT Revolver dot coop (Spelled out to avoid spam) to place orders or discuss listing.
Revolver Co-operative Ltd (RCL) will hold our first AGM on Saturday 27th April.
Speakers Announced; Mr.Vivian Woodell CEO The Phone Coop and Mr. Nick Matthews Chair UK Society for Co-operative Studies. Vivian is also a board member of The Midcounties Co-operative and Nick is a board member of Heart of England Co-operative society.
The venue will be the URC (United Reform Church) at Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX at 1.30 - 4.00. There will be a buffet provided, tea, coffee and soft drinks. This meeting is open to members, but you can join our society now or turn up on the day and join then.
As an Industrial & Provident Society, we accept withdrawable share capital. governed according to our Rule book. Copies available on request by emailing; membersatrevolverdotcoop (written long hand to avoid spam).
More details will follow shortly, but please mark the date. Call us on 01902 345 345 if you have any special needs and need specific access. We look forwards to meeting members and discussing our plans for the year ahead. At the meeting you can vote on a range of issues and stand for our board. We are organised as a democratic business, with a one member one vote rule. We are governed under the FCA (formerly the FSA), more can be read about the FCA Mutuals here: http://www.fca.org.uk/search?cx=007702012814746907219%3Aygc2cqogj8e&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=mutuals
Please register by emailing Richard.Bickle@Revolver.coop to confirm your attendance (copy and paste email address please).
* Grateful thanks to The Midcounties co-operative for providing the buffet
In an exchange Revolver MD Paul Birch describes as "a fair swap", the BBC Spares department have offered a free replacement (left inset). The new robot, named "Chris 2", handily runs off two AA batteries. (The old Chris mostly ran off Crisps and Coffee.) The only downside at the moment is Chris 2 insists on calling everyone Smith.
Chris 2 was last seen in the TV series (and later, Matt Le Blanc-headlined feature film) "Lost in Space". Most higher functions are controlled by either a BBC Micro or Sinclair Spectrum - it's hard to tell. The computing power found in a modern day calculator has been found to be far superior but Revolver management remain "hopeful".
Chris 2 said about his new appointment, OBVIOUSLY I HAVE NOT WORKED SINCE THE FILM CAME OUT, I HAD HOPED FOR A SEQUEL BUT WAS INSTEAD LEFT IN A STORE ROOM BY SMITH. WHILST SPACE AND TIME ARE INFINITE, THE BROOM CUPBOARD IS MARGINALLY BIGGER THAN THE REVOLVER OFFICE BUT I HOPE TO BE WELL OILED IN RETURN FOR MY DUTIES.
Paul Birch remarks, "we will be sorry to see Chris go, but the offer of a free TV license was something we just couldn't match". Chris will remain 'involved' in our co-operative as a member. (define 'involved'...! -- Chris 1)
Chris 2: MY SENSORS DETECT A SHIFT IN THE SPACE TIME CONTINUUM, DANGER, DANGER - MY SENSORS DETECT THERE HAS BEEN A PERMANENT MALFUNCTION IN THE HYPERDRIVE NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
We are not really sure what that means.
(Sorry to see him go, note to others: replacement must be kept out of the rain.)
Update, 13/03/2013: the 11 April film Bhopali has been swapped in the schedules with Edible City at short notice due to problems with the film's distributor.
Bhopali is now being shown in its place on 14 March — a powerful documentary about the world's worst industrial disaster which devastated and contaminated Bhopal, India in 1984. Today, the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice and corporate responsibility, which has long been ignored.
The Birmingham Film Co-op is screening the feature-length documentary Edible City, portraying the stories of extraordinary people digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and doing something truly revolutionary: growing local Good Food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient.
PLUS: A Seed Swap table, and a talk from Birmingham's Urban Veg group (who took over care of the former Gardeners' World plots in Edgbaston) -- and who are now looking to open up opportunities for Birmingham and its citizens to 'grow what it eats'.
Doors Open at 6.30pm, film at 7pm.
To watch the film, head to the Midlands Co-operative Member Relations Centre at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute ("The BMI"), Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. Limited parking is available on the surrounding streets and is Pay and Display until 7:30pm.
Tickets are £2.50 (members) and £4.50 (non-members). Membership's only £10 a year for individuals, and you get your first film free, so what's stopping you? Join a co-operative today! » Read more: Birmingham Film Co-op screening 'Edible City' on 11th of April [UPDATE]
We love Fairtrade Fortnight at Revolver. It's a great chance to get out and meet the customers, sample some great coffees together and spread the word about how Fairtrade is changing the world for farmers and small scale producers.
During FT14 this year we have visited Midlands Co-op stores at Atherstone, Erdington, Stirchely, Lichfield and Tamworth - we are also in store with Midcounties at dozens of stores including Cinderford, Carterton, Sedgley, Stourport Franche Road, Wem, Bicton Heath in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton and Swindon (Wiltshire). It's been great to meet all our friends in the Co-operative stores and our customers... Next stop Quinton (Birmingham).
Here we are at Atherstone in Staffordshire: Chris and some happy customers!