Category Archives: General

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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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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Learning about coffee and coffee shops: Podcasts

Recently I’ve been writing a few blog posts which highlight where I learn about coffee, cafes, and coffee cultures. Previous posts have covered books, magazines, and blogs/websites. Today’s post introduces some of the podcasts I listen to, some of them … 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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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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Growing coffee culture in the UK

It’s been a little quite here on the Café Spaces blog, as I’ve been working on getting some of the research written up and published, and exploring new research avenues. More regular blog posts will resume shortly. This morning BBC … Continue reading

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More than a new latte experience: apple and cinnamon in Berlin

Like other European cities, Berlin is home to huge range of independent and café chains, some with familiar characteristics, and others with their own unique identity. When we arrived in Alexanderplatz it was raining, we were a bit hungry and definitely … 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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