Recently I had an article published about an aspect of this research project on The Conversation, a news and current affairs websites with articles written by academics and other experts in their fields.
The article highlights not only the growth of the coffee shop industry in the UK, but in particular the growth of specialty coffee shops – and some of the different ways to brew coffee.
I’d thought about writing something for The Conversation for a while, and after reading the article by Adam Smith on how coffee shops have a rich history and were the hangout of choice for hipsters of the 18th century, I decided to actually write something down. It acts really as a signpost to some of the changes that have taken place in the UK coffee shop industry, a significant growth over the recent decade, and an increase in coffee shops being used as social and working venues, not just as spaces of consumption, but as ‘third spaces’: an alternative to work and home.
You can view the article here.