Before coronavirus hit, the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with around 26,000 coffee shops across the country. But by the end of March 2020, many coffee shops were closed, or only open for takeaway. Up to 92% of coffee shops are estimated to have closed at some point during the lockdown, as it was not viable, or possible,
Author: Jennifer Ferreira
How can coffee grounds be used? 5 ways to engage the coffee industry in the circular economy by thinking about what happens to a key waste product.
China continues to be one of the largest growing markets for the coffee shop industry. But what is the secret of its new coffee business model?
Turkey has a long-established coffee culture with a rich history that has become ingrained in many elements of Turkish culture. Deemed so important in 2013 UNESCO inscribed Turkish coffee culture and tradition into the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Consumption of coffee in Turkey for 2017 was still relatively low compared to many European countries but Turkey has experienced a growth in many coffee shop chains over recent years, including the global giant Starbucks and its competitors.
Transport hubs have long been places where coffee shops have had a presence, and to some extent the trends in coffee consumption have been reflected here – in particular the spread of chain coffee shops. Some of the chains have recognised that transport hubs need to begin to shift their coffee offerings too – in 2017 Starbucks opened a 24 hour
Weeks ago, I was giving a lecture on the economics of the coffee industry as part of an international business module. At one point, I ended up discussing the so-called ‘waves of coffee’ and how they relate to the way coffee has been viewed, not only as economic goods at the international trade level, but as an object of consumption
People working on laptops, or sitting looking at their smartphones in a cafe is a common scene. A recurring conversation takes place in the coffee shop industry about whether coffee shops should provide wifi, power outlets, etc. with some arguing that if they do so it encourages customers to spend longer periods of time on the premises, but doesn’t necessarily encourage them
One of the leading figures in the coffee industry, James Hoffman, co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, has often thought about the changes taking place in the coffee industry, and has made predictions about what might happen in the future, on his blog Jim Seven. In March 2018, James published a video on his youtube channel of his talk from a Square Mile Coffee Roasters
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 they contribute to different communities. The trend for social enterprises is an important feature of the coffee shop landscape, and
Last month, Jennifer Ferreira, a researcher in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University and Opinion Leader at CoffeeBI, gave a guest lecture at Leiden University in the Netherlands to talk about the coffee shop industry, recycling and the circular economy. The lecture focused on exploring the implications of the rapid growth of the coffee shop industry for