Tag Archives: Cafe

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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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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Co-working and the cafe

This blog post is based on a talk I prepared for a workshop at CAMEo, the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester on co-working dynamics in the city. “It was a pleasant cafe, warm … Continue reading

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Cofix, the low cost coffee shop

While you may be familiar with the global coffee shop chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks you may not be so familiar with a rapidly growing chain which was first established in Israel, Cofix. The coffee chain operates on a low … Continue reading

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Exploring coffee shop culture in Russia

Russia is a country more frequently associated with a tea drinking culture which dates back hundreds of years. While the hot drinks market in Russia is still dominated by tea (Euromonitor, 2016), the consumption of coffee is one the rise, … 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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Cafe Innovations: Ziferblat

 “Ziferblat is the first place where everything you see if free except the time you spend there. You can work, make art, drink coffee, play the piano, attend events and get acquainted with good people”. Ziferblat website Last night the … Continue reading

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Cafes with a conscience: revisited

Back in November I wrote a short post on social enterprise cafes entitled ‘Cafes with a conscience‘. A few days ago the Guardian published an article with a similar title touching on some of the same issues. The article highlights … Continue reading

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