Category Archives: Economic Impact

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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Coffee shops, The Conversation and radio

There have been a few articles in the media recently about if the UK is close to reaching peak coffee shop. The BBC asked if the UK was reaching coffee shop saturation point, ITV News ran a short piece on … Continue reading

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More than just four options

Earlier this month an article on BBC News appeared which outlined ‘four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem’. It re-highlights the scale of the disposable coffee cup problem in the UK – 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups thrown away … Continue reading

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Coffee shops and work: considering the ‘coffice economy’

Last week I gave a presentation at the Coventry University Faculty of Business and Law conference about cafés as important spaces of co-working (summarised in this blog post), and right on schedule a new piece of research has been produced … Continue reading

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Co-working and the cafe: an animation

Back in March I wrote a blog post highlighting some of my key points from a presentation around co-working and the café. Recently I came across a platform, PowToon, which allows you to create animations from presentations. So I thought … 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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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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Drawing people to the city: coffee festivals

While my current research project explores the impact of cafes on different urban communities, I’m also interested in other activities related to the café industry, and the impact these have on different cities. There are a growing number of coffee … Continue reading

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Cafe Pokénomics: riding the Pokémon Go wave?

Whether you’re a fan or not of the recent craze that has been spreading across the world over the last few weeks, PokémonGo has captured the attention of millions of people. The location-based augmented reality game from Niantic involves using your phone … 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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