Author Archives: Jennifer Ferreira

New publication: Spaces of consumption, connection, and community: exploring the role of the coffee shop in urban lives

One of the earliest ideas I wanted to write about related to coffee shops was the different roles they played in everyday lives. This was the focus of one of my earlier projects, and finally we have an article published … Continue reading

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Just thinking about the coffee shop

I used to spend a lot of time in coffee shops. It was the time spent in these spaces where I observed the multitude of social activities and interactions taking place. It was these observations, combined with an interest in … Continue reading

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Coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture

Before coronavirus hit, the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with around 26,000 coffee shops across the country. But by the end of March 2020 many coffee shops were closed, or only open for takeaway. Up to 92% of … Continue reading

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What next for coffee shop culture? The future of coffee shops and coffee consumption in the era of Covid-19

As Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were eased in the UK, and more coffee shop branches began to reopen there were reports of long queues to drive-thru coffee shop branches, as people sought to purchase the food and drinks in places they … Continue reading

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Lockdown mushrooms: growing mushrooms from recycled coffee grounds

Since we’ve been spending so much time at home recently, we decided to try growing our own mushrooms again. If you have read some of my blog posts on coffee and the circular economy here on the ‘cafespaces’, you may … Continue reading

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New research: Exploring coffee consumption and the impact of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Until recently the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with most high streets offering a range of different independent and chain coffee shop outlets. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold, fewer people were leaving home until … Continue reading

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Coffee, communication and community: coffee shop culture in a time of Coronavirus and social distancing

Until recently the UK, like many other countries across the world, had a vibrant coffee shop culture. Towns and cities filled with bustling coffee shops, with many people visiting them on a regular basis as part of their daily lives. … Continue reading

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Coffee, Coronavirus and keeping up with a changing world

Several times over the last few weeks I have started to write a blog post, but I’ve never been able to finish it, the world keeps changing at a rapid pace. Many countries around the world are dealing with the … Continue reading

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Examining sustainability risks in Indonesia-UK coffee supply chains

The global coffee industry faces a number of sustainability risks from price volatility, and supply of labour to climate change and changing prevalence of pests and disease. The challenges it faces are complex, with adjustments to supply chains shaped by … Continue reading

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Working together towards a circular economy: life beyond the cup of coffee

There are many different definitions of the circular economy, which at their core they have the same thing in common: the reduction of waste, and the movement away from a linear economy which operates on a take-make-consume-throwaway model (Ellen Macarthur … Continue reading

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