Why espresso? Explaining changes in European coffee preferences from a production of culture perspective

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Abstract

Since the 1990s supposedly ‘historic’ fault lines separating coffee preferences and practices across the European continent have been broken down. The consumption of Italian-style espresso-based beverages outside the home is now widespread. Much of this is drunk in branded coffee-shop outlets, based on a format popularised in the United States. This article investigates these changes employing the culture of production perspective. It is structured in three parts. The first investigates the formation of quasi-national coffee-drinking styles in the at-home and away-from-home sectors with particular reference to Italy; the second analyses the transformation of out-of-home coffee-drinking in the UK during the 1990s; and the third examines the spread of Italian-style coffee across the European continent
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-901
JournalEuropean Review of History
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Oct 2013

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