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From the Custard Factory: Birmingham Coffee Festival

The number of coffee shops in the UK has been on the rise for many years now, and with it there is growing consumer base who like to explore coffee – a good place to do this is one of … Continue reading

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Coffee culture and specialty coffee in the Middle East: Coffee Planet and beyond

Recently, according to Trade Arabia it was announced that Coffee Planet, a coffee roaster and coffee shop chain in the Middle East signed a franchise agreement with HB Brands for 70 shops in Saudi Arabia. Coffee Planet, based in Dubai, … Continue reading

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Exploring Coffee and Cafe Culture in Portugal

When I first visited Portugal I was at a stage in my life when I drank a lot of vanilla lattes, the odd espresso and americano, but mostly vanilla lattes, and when I travelled to Portugal my partner had explained … Continue reading

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Neighborhood and Coffee: Starbucks in Japan

Starbucks, the global coffee chain company is starting to try and do things a little differently. Famous for introducing its stores with their similar style and operations across the globe, with increasing competition the company has had to think about … 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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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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More than a new latte experience: apple and cinnamon in Berlin

Like other European cities, Berlin is home to huge range of independent and café chains, some with familiar characteristics, and others with their own unique identity. When we arrived in Alexanderplatz it was raining, we were a bit hungry and definitely … Continue reading

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Wandering the streets of Riga: Cafes, coffee, and roasting

Recently I was in Riga for work (a different project to the one on cafés). This was my first trip to Latvia, and of course I took the opportunity to check out some of the café culture on offer. I … 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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