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The Map and Coffee Spot Locator shown below is designed to help you find Coffee Spots where ever you are. Just put your address or postcode (or even a town or city, eg “Bristol”, will work) into the search box (marked “Address”) and the map will return all the Coffee Spots within your selected search radius. Alternatively, if you are looking for a specific coffee shop, just type its name into search box. As long as Google knows about it, the resulting map will be centred on its location. What’s more, if it’s a Coffee Spot, it will appear in the centre of the map, on top of the little house symbol.
You can also browse the map and see what you find, but I wouldn’t recommend it because the software limits the number of icons it shows on any one map and I’ve already got more Coffee Spots than it will show on a single map! This is also an issue in London, where I’ve now visited more Coffee Spots than will show on a single map, so you may need to be more specific when typing the location (I usually use the major stations as landmarks!).
Coffee Spots are denoted by one of four icons:
A Coffee Spot which predominantly serves takeaway or which only serves coffee in takeaway cups.
A Coffee Spot which is a roaster or retailer only. If the roastery has a cafe attached or is inside a coffee shop, it will be shown using one of other two icons.
A Coffee Spot which is a diner or restaurant where food, rather than coffee, is the main focus of the business. Many also serve speciality coffee.
Note that I am aware of an issue with the map not displaying the information box correctly. To see the box, you need to switch the map to full screen mode (click the icon in the top right-hand corner). Sadly this doesn’t really work if you are using a small screen like a smartphone.
To fully resolve the issue, I need to upgrade my mapping platform. The current platform, which is free, is now unsupported and creaking at the edges. However, the new service will cost me $35 a month, which I am looking to fund using my Patreon account. If you would like to support the Coffee Spot, then pledging just $1 a month would be a great help.