Tag Archives: Cafe Spaces

Exploring the journey from a research idea to research reality: inspiration to impact

This week I took part in the Coventry University 2017 Conference to talk about the how the research featured on the café spaces blog got started, and how it has developed. ‘Exploring the journey from a research idea to research … 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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Urban development and coffee shops: the end of the road for a coffee shop in Birmingham

I learned recently from an article in the Birmingham Mail that one of the first specialty coffee shops in Birmingham, 6/8 Kafe on Temple Row, is to close down after the building it inhabits is to be transformed into a … Continue reading

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Spaces of Community: Dynamics in the cafe industry – Research Summary

The ‘Cafe Spaces’ blog was originally established to support the activities around the research project ‘Spaces of Community: exploring dynamics in the café industry‘, which sought to explore the growth and development of the café industry in the UK, and … 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 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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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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Greek horizons: the growth of the Mikel Coffee Company

  My current research project on cafés, focuses largely on the UK, but given the globalized nature of the coffee and café industry more generally, it’s very difficult to look at just one country in isolation, and I am interested … Continue reading

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Cafés Spaces – Café Nations: A curated collection

Articles about cafés are often in the media, and they are an important source of data for this project. In order to keep track of those collected I’ll be using a scoop.it, a content curator. I’ll add content here as … Continue reading

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An Introduction to ‘Cafe Spaces’

Welcome to the ‘CafeSpaces’ blog – a place where I’ll be discussing developments in a research project which explores the development of the café industry, and the role of cafés in different urban and environments and cultures. This project has … Continue reading

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