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Figures


Age of respondents



Occupation of respondents



Gender of respondents; Demographic structure of respondents



The distribution of coffee shops in central Stellenbosch (illustration: Lukas Beuster)



Factors influencing respondents’ preferences for coffee shops in Stellenbosch (illustration: Lukas Beuster).



Working population versus university student’s preferences on certain factors influencing their patronising of coffee shop (illustration: Lukas Beuster)



Exterior view Smidswinkel Deluxe Coffeeworks (photo: Lukas Beuster)



Interior view Smidswinkel Deluxe Coffeeworks (photo: Lukas Beuster)



Exterior view Blue Crane Coffee Company coffee shop (photo: Lukas Beuster)



Interior view Blue Crane Coffee Company coffee shop (photo: Lukas Beuster)



Exterior view of the Häzz coffee shop (photo: Lukas Beuster)



Interior view of the Häzz coffee shop (photo: Lukas Beuster)


Urbani izziv Volume 30, No. supplement, February 2019 : 64-81

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2019-30-supplement-005

 

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Author

Sanette FERREIRA

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
slaf@sun.ac.za

Lukas BEUSTER

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
21376042@sun.ac.za

 

Title

Stellenbosch coffee society: Societal and locational preferences

 

Abstract

Stellenbosch is a university town boasting knowledge-intensive economic sectors with a variety of ‘new economy’ occupations and activities. The presence of a professional and creative class, as well as university students has changed the economy, the retail landscape and the social spaces of the town. This paper reports on an investigation of the geography of coffee shops (third places) in downtown Stellenbosch and describes the social and physical factors which influence customer preferences for certain coffee shops. A brief review of the literature on the evolution of coffee shop and café cultures, the functioning as third places and the siting of coffee shops in inner cities (or specific neighbourhoods) is presented. A mixed-methods research approach consisting of transect walks, a questionnaire survey and three in-depth-interviews with coffee shop owners (or managers) is explained. The study area in the historical precinct of the town is contextualised. The bigger picture of coffee consumption in Stellenbosch – social and locational preferences, place attachments of consumers and the relative location of coffee shops – is sketched. The findings of three in-depth case studies (selected speciality coffee shops) are discussed. The paper concludes by pointing out some implications for the planning of consumption spaces in secondary cities in developing world contexts.

 

Key Words

coffee shops, third places, new economy, locational preferences, place attachment

 

 

 

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