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Waitrose has withdrawn its free coffee offer to loyalty cardholders – but on what grounds?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.
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.