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Cornish Coffee Shop Boom
8:01am 3rd February 2013
Cornish coffee bars say business is booming thanks to the Starbucks tax scandal.
The chain is one of a string of multi-nationals accused of using loopholes to avoid big tax bills.
Now it seems we are voting with our feet by turning to local shops.
Rupert Ellis runs Espressini in Falmouth:
"There's been much more footfall in the last couple of months. I know Christmas has been in the way as well, but we've actually started opening at 7.30 rather than 8.30 in the morning because there has been more of a demand for it.
"I'm from a generation where the landlord of the pub was the centre of the community and had his business evolve around him and I really like that ethic that central figure that people can relate to who creates the business. Chains don't have that opportunity.
"The whole austerity of the recession is really kicking in for most people now and it may only be a couple of quid for a coffee but people are investing that time and that money into businesses that they truly trust."
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