It’s the chemistry that makes it taste so great.
The same chemical reaction is behind the frothing of milk in your cappuccino and the whipping of egg whites in sweet meringue.
Many reasons that weren’t explored may account for the findings that women who drank coffee decreased their risk of dementia.
A study was reported to show caffeine protects older women from dementia. But looking closer at the research, we can't truly claim coffee was the reason some of the women had a lower risk of dementia.
Azteca ants, unsung heroes of coffee pest control.
Azteca ants are self-appointed protectors of coffee plants on Mexican plantations. But they have a lot to contend with from other insects.
The high street chains cop the heat, but shouldn't you be doing your bit too?
So coffee doesn’t stunt kids’ growth, but does this mean caffeine is OK for kids?
Kids normally need a lot of extra nutrition during their adolescent growth spurt, and you might expect the appetite-suppressing effect of caffeine to result in poorer dietary intake and reduced growth.
Whether or not coffee causes cancer has been under question since 1991.
Scalding injury to body tissue is not known to cause cancer. But experimental data suggest cancer may arise when injured tissue then comes into contact with carcinogens.
People with dementia deserve higher standards of communication.
Dementia headlines are often misleading, but it's not only journalists who are to blame.
How microbes are the key ingredients when it comes to concocting a gourmet menu.
Wild coffee grows here – and nowhere else.
Protecting this ecosystem helps local people and secures coffee's long-term genetic future.
A new style of crema.
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'With great humility and respect" Starbucks has announced it is returning to its spiritual home – Italy.
It's been a long, slow decline, so can anyone solve the Great British cuppa crisis?
Fair trade logo in coffee. The sustainability campaign mobilized business, but is it really enough?
Businesses are crucial to action on climate change but corporate social responsibility doesn't take us far enough or fast enough. Here's why.
Don't throw out your used coffee grounds. They could be used in the garden, an engine or even a research lab.
You’re better off sticking with a standard flat white or skim latte, and skipping the cake on the side.
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Whether it's a coffee in hand as we walk through the office door, or a way to beat the 3pm slump, many of us rely on our local barista to get us through our working day.
Sugar and spice and all things pumpkin.
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It was a humid, sticky 32°C when I made a quick trip to the grocery store in shorts and a tank top earlier this week. Despite the heat, however, the store clearly wanted me to think it was the fall season…
Not all is good on the ‘technified’ coffee farm.
High demand for coffee has pushed growers toward sun or 'reduced-shade' plantations that require more water and pesticides while reducing biodiversity.
Around the world, tea is the most common drink after water.
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.
Do you like your coffee to have artistic flair? Recent research shows we're likely to pay more for a coffee with latte art than a mere 'flat' white.
An exact science.
Forget your cappuccinos - it's all about chemex and cold drip now.
Creating a buzz.
Our expert reveals that modern coffee culture has its roots in 18th-century literature.