One man’s deep dive into indie coffee shop culture.
Daniel Stevens is an International Students Officer at the National Union of Students, a politics enthusiast and now a coffee connoisseur.
Stevens has embarked on a rather imaginative side project to visit more than 100 independent coffee shops in and around London over a year.
He explains on his blog, “discovering London’s coffee shops started off as a casual hobby, then as a photo project and only recently became a real passion when I realized the incredible wealth and diversity of coffee shops London has to offer, each with a unique character, personality and charm.”
This new passion of his highlights the importance of supporting indie shops and he encourages his readers to think about why they shouldn’t pour money into the giants such as Starbucks, Café Nero and Costas.
Says Stevens, “hopefully this project will inspire everyone to appreciate this little hidden treasure that London offers and look to make an independent coffee shop their local spot of choice.”
Stevens isn’t the only independent coffee shop campaigner. Recently PSFK reported on the DC Disloyalty Card, which gives people in the Washington DC area a chance to support local stores by offering a 7th mug of coffee free as long as the previous six were bought at local stores.