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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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Cafe Nation? New publication on the UK cafe industry 

So while the ‘Spaces of Community‘ project has now been going for a bit now academic publishing time scales means that it’s only now that some of the publications are coming into fruition. The first article published this month which … Continue reading

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Coffee Shops and Sustainability – Coffee Cup Mountains and efforts to reduce them

Those who read the BBC New website may have noticed an article today which talks about the ‘waste mountain of coffee cups’, the next issue to be picked up by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in his campaign to reduce waste in the … 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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London Coffee Festival and UK Coffee Week

The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London was taken over last week with the London Coffee Festival. It was a fascinating caffeine fuelled event, with representatives from a range of organisations from across the coffee industry, from the … Continue reading

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