A celebration of Bournemouth town centre’s vibrant and diverse coffee culture will take place for the whole of next month.

The Bournemouth Coffee Culture Month is the idea of the Bournemouth Town Centre BID to support its levy payers.

The campaign starts on Thursday October 1, which is International Coffee Day.

A booklet is being produced featuring a coffee trail map across the town centre to highlight the great venues available.

Paul Kinvig, chief operating officer of the Bournemouth Town Centre BID said: “The coffee culture here is absolutely central to the vitality and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town centre and really defines it.

“It seemed like a really good idea to support the really great independent coffee businesses and the global brands who together in their own way, help make Bournemouth what it is.

“The coffee culture brings people together, friends family and business colleagues, like nothing else can. A great coffee offering creates a wonderful buzz.”

The campaign is aimed at the public at large as well as the office sector and the large student population, playing an important part in the new way of working and studying.

Technological advances such as laptops, iPads and the internet have been behind the coffee culture popularity boom as more and more people work on the move.

Mr Kinvig added: “Another aspect is encouraging people to support this part of the hospitality sector, again as part of this new way of working. Call it ‘Meet Out to Help Out’ if you will.

“The social aspect of the coffee culture is huge and as the current environment means less opportunity to spend time in the office, coffee shops are at the crossroads of so much business and educational interaction.

"It’s about much more than just the taste of a great coffee.”