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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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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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Expansion of cafe culture in China

“Coffee is elbowing its way into tea culture in China, with the potential to transform one of the world’s smallest markets into its largest.” BBC, 2016 While China is most commonly thought of as a tea drinking nation more recently … Continue reading

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Highlights from ‘Coffee and the God Shot’

There is no ignoring the importance of coffee in the growth of the café industry, and coffee was at the centre of a recent podcast from the BBC Food Programme. In ‘Coffee and the God shot’ Dan Saladino explores a … 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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