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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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Co-working and the cafe: an animation

Back in March I wrote a blog post highlighting some of my key points from a presentation around co-working and the café. Recently I came across a platform, PowToon, which allows you to create animations from presentations. So I thought … Continue reading

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Coffee shop culture in Australia

‘In Australia, coffee isn’t fuel for work – it’s a way of life’. Milkman (2016). While coffee may be a global commodity, and coffee shop cultures have emerged across the world, each country tends to have its own flavour of … 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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The McCafé view of specialty coffee

“The coffee market has got a bit over-complicated, hasn’t it? But with McCafé, none of the frills or fuss. Only freshly ground beans, making great tasting coffee. It’s simple.” McDonalds UK This is the message of a new advert from … 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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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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