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Considering standards and certifications in the coffee industry

Recently I’ve been exploring more of the coffee industry focusing on the production side of the industry, and in particular thinking about the role of standards and certifications (and alternatives) for fostering a more sustainable approach to coffee growing. Growing … Continue reading

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Tackling the coffee cup mountain: Will a ‘latte’ levy make a difference?

While the rapid growth of the coffee shop industry in the UK has been important for the retail economy it has had significant environmental consequences, most notably the huge amount of disposable coffee cups. It is estimated that 2.5 billion … Continue reading

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2017 on Cafe Spaces: A Year in Review

As the end of 2017 draws near I’ve been reflecting on how my work has developed over the year.  As more regular readers of the blog may have noted, I was off on maternity leave until the summer, so in … Continue reading

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The battle of the coffee shops continues

This week coffee shops have been back in the UK media. A  short piece on ITV news which highlighted how the national chains continue battle with independents for their share of the £9 billion coffee shop market. It was also … 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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Cafés and the British High Street

A recent report produced by Prof Neil Wrigley and Dr Dionysia Lambiri, ‘British High Streets to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence’ as part of an Economic and Social Research Council Project (commissioned by the Government’s advisory group the … Continue reading

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