Climate change could severely impact the world’s coffee-producing nations and turn a cup of decent java into a luxury in the years to come.
By 2100, more than 50 per cent of the land now used to grow coffee will no longer be arable. Climate change is changing the game to such an extent that Canada could one day become a coffee producer.
What can you do to ensure a more perfect brew?
The science behind why what your barista achieves at the cafe tastes better than what you can come up with at home.
Around 100 coffee shops known as
café con piernas – coffee with legs – operate within a five-kilometre radius of the Santiago CBD.
Coffee and sex are both highly marketable commodities. But who would have thought that the capital of one of Latin America's most socially conservative countries would combine them in its cafes?
Warning: may contain faecal bacteria.
Nobody wants faecal bacteria in their iced latte. But if you have an iced drink from a high street coffee chain, that's what you might get.
The flat white experience is so ubiquitous that it could be anywhere.
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The ubiquitous cafes across Australian cities attract locals and tourists alike, but surely there's more to thriving neighbourhoods than a flat white.
Ugandan worker picking tea as exports in the country grows.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Your recycling doesn’t have to be sparkling clean.
Many people are confused about what they can and can't recycle, and whether they need to clean everything before it goes in the bin. The best plan is to check the details with your local council.
With so many choices for coffee, it’s hard to know which is the environmentally healthy option.
Your cup of coffee might cost the world more than you think, but a little knowledge goes a long way if you want to make an eco-friendly choice.
Coffee beans picked from a crop in Timor-Leste.
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In wartime, food and drink may be a weapon or embodiment of the enemy, but also 'a token of hope, a soothing relief'. In East Timor, coffee has played a vital role.
Drinking coffee at work has a range of benefits.
Workplace productivity is about more than fancy gadgets. It's about taking care of your body and mind, even away from work.
Studies have found caffeinated drinks retain about as much fluid as water or sports drinks.
Regular caffeine intake makes us tolerant to the effect on irregular users of wanting to go to the toilet.
Waitrose has withdrawn its free coffee offer to loyalty cardholders – but on what grounds?
When species are pushed to the top of the mountain, where else is left to go?
From luxuries like champagne to the very livelihoods of fishing communities in the developing world – the climate-driven shifts in species will affect us all.
Just five more minutes … can a coffee before a nap really help you pay back your sleep debt?
Can drinking a cup of coffee before taking a short nap really give you the energy you need to see you through the day?
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.