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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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Learning about coffee and coffee shops: Podcasts

Recently I’ve been writing a few blog posts which highlight where I learn about coffee, cafes, and coffee cultures. Previous posts have covered books, magazines, and blogs/websites. Today’s post introduces some of the podcasts I listen to, some of them … Continue reading

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Starbucks embarks on adventures in Italy

In 2016 Starbucks, one of the world’s largest coffee shop chains, announced that it was going to enter, Italy, its ‘most intimidating market yet’ (Chandler, 2017), over 30 years after its CEO Howard Schultz travelled to Italy and was inspired … Continue reading

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New competition: Coffee #1

While the coffee shop chains Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero dominate the market in the UK, increasingly there is growing competition from regional chains that have adopted strategies of substantial geographic expansion. One such chain is Coffee #1 which … 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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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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International Coffee Day

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The International Coffee Organisation (ICO) has designated October 1st 2015 as the world’s first official International Coffee Day to celebrate the diversity of coffee, the passion coffee creates,  and provide a chance for consumers and producers alike to learn more about … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books on Coffee, Cafes and Cafe Culture

I’ve developed a nice collection of books about cafe culture, coffee and cafés, some of which I have already blogged about, but many that I have read and just haven’t had time to write about yet. So in preparation for International Coffee … Continue reading

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