Tag Archives: UK

The Cup Fund has launched – seeking new ideas for coffee cup recycling

Disposable coffee cups have recently been in the news again. This time it’s because of a new effort to try and increase coffee cup recycling – The Cup Fund –  a £1 million funding scheme to kick start some ideas … Continue reading

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Coffee with a conscience: social enterprises in the coffee shop industry

One aspect of my research into the coffee shop industry is the extent to which the industry contributes to the development of ‘community’  – one element of this is exploring the activities of social enterprises in the industry and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coffee for one by K J Fallon

While there has been growth and change in our coffee consumption out of the home in coffee shops as they have become staple features of the daily lives of many people across the globe, the patterns in coffee consumption at … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop Industry, Recycling and the Circular Economy

Last week I had a great opportunity to give a guest lecture at Leiden University in the Netherlands to talk about the coffee shop industry, recycling and the circular economy. The lecture focused not only on exploring the implications of … Continue reading

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Consumers, reusable cups and convenience

At the end of the November Coventry University published a press release which included some of my research based around the issue of disposable coffee cups and plastic waste. The release came out just after the Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced … Continue reading

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Spaces of Community: Dynamics in the cafe industry – Research Summary

The ‘Cafe Spaces’ blog was originally established to support the activities around the research project ‘Spaces of Community: exploring dynamics in the café industry‘, which sought to explore the growth and development of the café industry in the UK, and … Continue reading

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New competition: Coffee #1

While the coffee shop chains Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero dominate the market in the UK, increasingly there is growing competition from regional chains that have adopted strategies of substantial geographic expansion. One such chain is Coffee #1 which … 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 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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Coffee Shop North

Recently I had a short article published in a kick-starter funded book: Coffee Shop North. Organised by Dan Saul Pilgrim the publication is a visually led book which explores some of the highlights of the independent coffee industry in the … Continue reading

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