People working on laptops, or sitting looking at their smartphones in a cafe is a common scene. A recurring conversation takes placeRead more
One of the leading figures in the coffee industry, James Hoffman, co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, has often thoughtRead more
One aspect of my research into the coffee shop industry is the extent to which the industry contributes to theRead more
Last month, Jennifer Ferreira, a researcher in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University and Opinion Leader atRead more
An article on BBC News outlined ‘four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem’. It re-highlights the scale of the disposable coffeeRead more
How do cafes use social media to stand out from the crowd if everyone is posting about coffee? The Cat andRead more
I wrote about how Starbucks was trying something new in Japan, ‘Neighborhood and Coffee’ stores which had less obvious StarbucksRead more
The phenomenal growth of coffee shops (in the UK, but also globally) has consequently meant a rise in energy consumption and the production of waste. It’s estimated that 500,000 tonnes of coffee waste is produced in the UK each year, and 7 million disposable coffee cups each day. It is estimated that less than 1% of these coffee cups are recycled. After the issue reached the mainstream media last year as part of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s ‘war on waste’ there have been many developments.
One of the most common ways in which coffee shops engage in the circular economy is [Sign in to continue]
This is a new piece of research which highlights another important function of café spaces – as places not only of co-working for independent workers, but as places where business and work takes place more generally.
The discount voucher website MyVoucherCodes has recently released some data which suggests that:
4/5 people in the UK have spent at least 3 ½ hours working from a coffee shop each week;
1/3 have closed a business deal (with an average value of [sign in to continue]
Cafés too have long been places of networking, in the UK the early coffee houses of the 16th century financial districtRead more