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Researching the Coffee and Coffee Shop Industries: A Guide for A Level Geography Students and Teachers

The coffee shop industry in has experienced significant growth over the last decade with recent estimates suggesting the industry in the UK alone is worth £9 billion, with over 24,000 outlets. Coffee shops are present in places across many countries … Continue reading

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Updated map of coffee shops and cafes in Coventry

Last year I wrote a blog post including a Google map of the coffee shops and cafes in Coventry around the time the bid for Coventry to be the 2021 City of Culture had been submitted to try and demonstrate … Continue reading

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Peak Coffee Shop? Peak Costa Coffee? Where next for the UK market leader?

Last year I wrote an article for the Conversation about if Britain had reached ‘peak coffee shop’, sparked by industry forecasts that suggested the number of coffee shops in the country was set to continue to grow at pace (to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Philosophy of Coffee

It’s always a good day when another coffee-related book arrives at the house, and Friday saw the arrival of the ‘Philosophy of Coffee’, written by the author of (the increasingly global) Brian’s Coffee Spot, Brian Williams. I first came across … Continue reading

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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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Coffee reading in 2017

I’m often asked about where to read about coffee and coffee shops, and I’ve written a few book reviews on here, plus a blog post about some of the books out there. There’s a huge range of literature out there … 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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Book Review: Paris Coffee Revolution

Paris is often seen as a city with quintessential European street café culture with a café on almost every corner, and a row of tables out on the streets. Indeed, Paris has a rich café culture with a long history, … Continue reading

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Coffee shops and Social Media

‘Everybody’s got the best coffee on Instagram’ according Jared Truby and Chris Baca, the founders of Cat and Cloud coffee, who recently talked about social media on their podcast. If you have a quick look at the picture of coffee … 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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