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From pub to coffee shop: changing habits?

The number of pubs in the UK is in decline. The BBC reported that in the second half of 2017, around 18 pubs were closing every week, according to data from The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). There are a … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Bristol Coffee House Project

This year I’ve managed to attend a few different coffee festivals, and its interesting to see how different places create and market these events. September saw the arrival of Bristol’s first coffee festival – the Coffee House Project, held in … Continue reading

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Birmingham Coffee Festival highlights

A slightly delayed post that I have been meaning to write for a while about the Birmingham Coffee Festival that was held back in June. Last year saw the first coffee festival held in the Custard Factory in Birmingham, and this … Continue reading

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Column in Daily Coffee News – Sustainability in the Coffee Shop Industry

Following on from my recent publication on sustainability in the coffee shop industry in the journal Social Business I wrote a related piece based on the article for Daily Coffee News – More than Cups: Considering Sustainablity in the Coffee … Continue reading

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Book Review – New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History

One of my favourite cities in the world is New York. I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few times, including a nice long stay which gave me plenty of time to explore when an Icelandic volcano caused havoc to … Continue reading

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Beyond the beans: coffee shops and the circular economy

Earlier this month I took part in the Circular Economy: Transitioning to Sustainability conference held at Coventry University, presenting some of my research around the coffee shop industry and the circular economy. The conference discussed a range of topics related … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best of Jim Seven 

A while ago I wrote a blog post which listed some of the blogs about coffee that I read. One of these is jimseven, written by James Hoffman, co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, and author of the book, ‘The … Continue reading

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Café culture in Coventry

Coventry is a welcoming city, a changing city, and a city full of culture –  it has submitted a bid to be the UK City of Culture 2021. When you think of café culture, Coventry probably isn’t the first city … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Takeover: a Decline of Pubs and High Street Transformation

Our high streets are changing, according to recent data from the Local Data Company, as discussed by the BBC. The data highlights a number of changes which indicate that what consumers want from the high streets is being transformed. With … Continue reading

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Cafe Spaces in 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, like many other people, I’ve been reflecting on how things have developed this year. While there have been many developments in my cafe industry research project, events in my personal life have meant that … Continue reading

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