Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 on Cafe Spaces: A Year in Review

As the end of 2017 draws near I’ve been reflecting on how my work has developed over the year.  As more regular readers of the blog may have noted, I was off on maternity leave until the summer, so in … Continue reading

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New research project – From the Grounds Up: The Coffee Shop Industry and the Circular Economy

There have been a number of posts over the last year on the ‘cafespaces’ blog which have discussed topics related to sustainability and the coffee shop industry. I’m delighted to have received funding from Coventry University to be able to … Continue reading

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The coffee shop market in Europe: growth and the future

Allegra Strategies one of the leading coffee industry market research companies recently published the newest version of its Project Café Europe. The 2018 version according to this article from the Independent indicated that 21 out of 25 European countries experienced … Continue reading

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Coffee reading in 2017

I’m often asked about where to read about coffee and coffee shops, and I’ve written a few book reviews on here, plus a blog post about some of the books out there. There’s a huge range of literature out there … Continue reading

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Data Insight: World Coffee Production and Consumption

Through investigating the coffee shop industry, it is impossible not to get pulled into what takes place in the global coffee industry more generally. Recently I’ve been doing some writing about coffee production and consumption globally and how this relates … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘Everything but the Coffee’

There are a lot of books out there about coffee, coffee culture and cafes. I’ve spent years working through them but there’s always so much more to read. I was recently recommended ‘Everything but the coffee’ by Bryant Simon. It’s … Continue reading

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Consumers, reusable cups and convenience

At the end of the November Coventry University published a press release which included some of my research based around the issue of disposable coffee cups and plastic waste. The release came out just after the Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced … Continue reading

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Trends and patterns in coffee, cafes and coffee shops

The Specialty Coffee Association has recently published two news pieces with data (and nice infographics) about the coffee industry, the first looking at specialty coffee consumption trends in the US, and the second on the size of the coffee market … Continue reading

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