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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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Starbucks embarks on adventures in Italy

In 2016 Starbucks, one of the world’s largest coffee shop chains, announced that it was going to enter, Italy, its ‘most intimidating market yet’ (Chandler, 2017), over 30 years after its CEO Howard Schultz travelled to Italy and was inspired … Continue reading

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Calling for cups: coffee cup recycling activities

I have written before about the problem of takeaway coffee cups, which continues to feature in the mainstream media. Back in November 2016 Costa Coffee started a trial scheme for recyling coffee cups in around 45 stores based in Manchester … Continue reading

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Coffee shops become the new ‘Local’ and other trends in the UK coffee shop market

“The UK has become a nation of coffee drinkers, with coffee shop visitors purchasing an estimated 2.3 billion cups of coffee per year in stores. Consumers are more knowledgeable and empowered with choice than ever before, and the rise 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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Learning about coffee: Costa for Schools

As part of my interests around the cafe industry I am of course interested in learning about coffee more generally, thinking about how we get from bean to cup, and about coffee and its involvement in global commodity chains. Back … 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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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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Indian café culture: the rise of Café Coffee Day

Stopping for a latte, cappuccino or mocha has been common place in many western cities for some time, but more recently it is a frequent occurrence in many Indian cities which are experiencing a growth of cafés and as part … Continue reading

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