Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: What I know about running coffee shops by Colin Harmon

I have no intention of ever opening a coffee shop. I am interested in the coffee shop industry, how it operates, and the impact it has on society; but for me I only ever intend to be on the customer … Continue reading

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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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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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Coffee Shop North

Recently I had a short article published in a kick-starter funded book: Coffee Shop North. Organised by Dan Saul Pilgrim the publication is a visually led book which explores some of the highlights of the independent coffee industry in the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books on Coffee, Cafes and Cafe Culture

I’ve developed a nice collection of books about cafe culture, coffee and cafés, some of which I have already blogged about, but many that I have read and just haven’t had time to write about yet. So in preparation for International Coffee … Continue reading

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Conversas de Cafe: Talking about coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks around the world, and over time, a range of different coffee cultures have developed depending on how the drink was introduced, and how the culture that developed around it was adopted by … Continue reading

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How to Save our town centres – exploring change and future possibilities

“Coffee is probably the ostensible reason for someone to be seated at a sidewalk café, but it is also an excuse to watch city life go by,… in almost all cases staying times are considerably longer than the time it … Continue reading

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Insights from ‘The Flat White Economy’

“The “flat white economy” – named after the coffee popular with young workers – of media, internet and creative businesses, will push London’s cumulative growth rate over the next five years to 15.4pc, more than any other UK region, according … Continue reading

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