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Some habits die hard: the truth about Oxford’s Coffee Culture

The baristas in Cornmarket Pret know my coffee order on sight. My friends rarely see me without a strong black Americano in hand. You...

Oxford’s café scene – The definitive guide

You can never grow bored of the endless variety of spots for work, food, catch-ups, and of course, great coffee.

Roasting Plant and the fresh coffee revolution

"The technology that at first appears more at home in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory than a café."

Prêt for Prêt

"Aside from being a place to caffeinate, Prêt has become a camouflaged Cupid, an uncharted Tinder."

Oxford’s culinary scene

"As a self-professed ‘foodie’ (and President of Oxford’s very own Culinary Society), I can confidently say that Oxford’s food and drink scene is *chef’s kiss* divine!"

‘Personal imprint’: an interview with the founder of Tree Artisan Café

"There is more love, more passion. With chains, whoever you are, you are a number. It is completely different to when you have a focus on the people".

Living an exam-‘free’ Trinity

The Biology faculty decided finals in first week made sense, so now I am a free bird without many fellow free finalists to fly...

Coffee Culcher

Oxford has a historic and beloved café culture — in fact, the UK’s first coffeehouse opened in Oxford in the 17th century! Today, drinking...

The Pret Phenomenon

For students who are endlessly in essay crises, balancing too many things or frankly just feeding their caffeine addiction, the subscription service was inevitably going to be a hit.

A social blend: the history of the Oxford coffeehouse

‘I have measured out my life in coffee spoons’ is a line which comes uncomfortably close to describing how I spend much of my...

Slightly Stained

My breath is since-soured coffee and yours is sweet cigarette smoke.

From Istanbul to Oxford

The exhibition highlights coffee’s sociable origins embedded within a culture of meeting to talk and read. Although sadly underplayed, the most insightful element of the display is the recognition of the culture clash.

Cool your beans! Iced coffee’s good for you!

Celebrating the little-known health benefits of iced coffee.

The View from Down Under

An Aussie’s take on Oxford’s Breakfast Scene

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