Tag Archives: London

Visualizing the London Coffee Festival through twitter

So after several caffeine fuelled days in Old Truman Brewery, the London Coffee Festival is over for this year. You can see some of the images from my visit this year over on my photography blog. For the days I … Continue reading

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Drawing people to the city: coffee festivals

While my current research project explores the impact of cafes on different urban communities, I’m also interested in other activities related to the café industry, and the impact these have on different cities. There are a growing number of coffee … 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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Coffee and a furball: the rise of animal cafes

  It was reported this week that Bristol is the next city in the UK to get its first cat cafe, a cafe where visitors can spend time with cats roaming around while they have their coffee. Bristol is one … 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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Exploring London’s Lost Coffee Houses

To support my investigation into the role of cafes in society today I’ve been looking into their role in the past too. When introducing my research  I often point the long history that coffee houses have had in the UK, … Continue reading

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Cafés with a conscience: Social enterprise cafés in the UK

Social Bite, a chain of cafés in Scotland, recently entered the media spotlight when the actor George Clooney paid a visit to show his support for their activities, which include helping the homeless. Earlier in 2015 Russell Brand gained media … Continue reading

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Insights from ‘The Flat White Economy’

“The “flat white economy” – named after the coffee popular with young workers – of media, internet and creative businesses, will push London’s cumulative growth rate over the next five years to 15.4pc, more than any other UK region, according … Continue reading

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London Coffee Festival and UK Coffee Week

The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London was taken over last week with the London Coffee Festival. It was a fascinating caffeine fuelled event, with representatives from a range of organisations from across the coffee industry, from the … Continue reading

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