Monthly Archives: March 2017

Reading about coffee and coffee shops: magazines

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post which listed some of the websites and blogs I read to learn more about what’s going on in the coffee and coffee shop industry. In addition to the wealth of … Continue reading

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Coffee shop culture in Australia

‘In Australia, coffee isn’t fuel for work – it’s a way of life’. Milkman (2016). While coffee may be a global commodity, and coffee shop cultures have emerged across the world, each country tends to have its own flavour of … Continue reading

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Learning about the coffee and coffee shop industry

I’m often asked about where to find out more about what’s going on in the coffee shop industry, or where to find out about ‘the best’ cafes. I’ve already written a blog post about some of the books I’ve found … Continue reading

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Battling the coffee cup mountain: new government inquiry

Back in July last year I wrote a short article for the Conversation on the issue of coffee cup waste after Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launched his ‘War on Waste’ focusing on coffee cups. I have since revisited this issue to consider … Continue reading

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Starbucks embarks on adventures in Italy

In 2016 Starbucks, one of the world’s largest coffee shop chains, announced that it was going to enter, Italy, its ‘most intimidating market yet’ (Chandler, 2017), over 30 years after its CEO Howard Schultz travelled to Italy and was inspired … Continue reading

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Co-working and the cafe

This blog post is based on a talk I prepared for a workshop at CAMEo, the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester on co-working dynamics in the city. “It was a pleasant cafe, warm … Continue reading

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