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Fair trade logo in coffee. The sustainability campaign mobilized business, but is it really enough? ismunn/flickr

Why corporate sustainability won’t solve climate change

Businesses are crucial to action on climate change but corporate social responsibility doesn't take us far enough or fast enough. Here's why.
Repeated exposure to high levels of acid can cause tooth erosion. Joshua Hunter/Flickr

Health check: what’s eating your teeth?

Most of us know sugar is bad for teeth because it feeds bacteria that cause tooth decay. But fewer of us are aware that equally damaging is repeated exposure to acids in food and drinks.
We know different coloured plates can affect how food ‘tastes’ … and now we know that the same applies to coffee. Esti Alvarez/Flickr

Bitter coffee today? Try changing the colour of your cup

In Australia, around a billion cups of coffee a year are consumed in cafés, restaurants and other outlets. Even Britain, a nation famous for its fondness for tea, has in recent years seen a dramatic rise…
Beans have travelled a long way to make your cup of coffee. Jack Fussell/Flickr

Where’s that bean been? Coffee’s journey from crop to cafe

Welcome to the third instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. As you listen to the whirring grinders…
Grind, temperature, time and coffee-to-water ratio – nail these for the best coffee. Andy Ciordia/Flickr

The perfect cup of coffee boils down to four factors

Welcome to the second instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. Here we look at how tweaking variables…
A quick shot, but then what? While some used coffee pods like these are recycled, many more end up in the bin. Thomas Guignard/Flickr

What our love affair with coffee pods reveals about our values

Mornings just aren’t the same. Late sleepers, once troubled only by the quiet gurgle of the boiling kettle, are now shaken from their slumber by the guttural sounds of steaming water being forced through…

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