Coffee Culture

Coffee Cup Recycling Culture

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Even though Brits are known as a nation of tea drinkers, you certainly love your coffee too! Yet more often than not it's always 'to-go' with few choosing to sit down in a café to enjoy. This culture sees more than seven million cups of coffee purchased a day - and as well as a caffeine hit, this packs an environmental punch too.

Kopi Is Probably The Best Coffee You've Never Heard Of (Even Though It's Made In A Sock)

Wyatt Cavalier | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wyatt Cavalier

Kopi, the local coffee of Singapore and Malaysia, is probably the best-kept secret outside its home region. But it deserves a much wider fan base. Those of you who, like us, have had the pleasure of travelling in Southeast Asia may also have had the unique experience of visiting a kopitiam, the place where kopi is served.

A Year After Successful Plastic Bag Charge, Let's Focus On Coffee Cup Waste

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Pendleton

It's estimated that 2.5billion coffee cups end up in landfill every year. It's sadly undeniable that we have a cultural problem with litter blighting our beautiful countryside: a leaf-denuded autumnal hedge pockmarked with flapping supermarket plastic bags is viscerally awful, and what a miserable scene a litter-strewn high street is at any time of the year.

Leaf It Out: It Really Is Time for Tea

Samantha Baines | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Tea gets a bad rep these days as everyone is so bothered about that strong smelling coffee stuff and tea is suffering. If one more coffee drinker tells me about magic beans, you'd think I lived in a panto. We've forgotten how good tea is and how much we love it, let's bring tea back into fashion London.

In 2016 Can There Be No More Prets, Starbucks, Neros and Costas, and More Local, Independent Coffee Shops?

Adam Seldon | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

What positive change could be generated in the UK if there were more local coffee shops? A common disappointment in the UK is a loss of a sense of community and networks among citizens. Could the humble local coffee shop help to reverse this trend?

Your Barista Hates You

Charlie Compitus | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Charlie Compitus

This rant could literally be an essay but alas let's just stick with this for now but welcome to an average day of your local Barista who most definitely hates you.

This Terrifying Coffee Lid Actually Exists, And It Probably Feels Really Weird

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Comedy

A Korean designer with a deep-seated love of coffee and kisses has found a rather bizarre way to merge the two, by producing a disposable coffee lid i...

Two Guys Try To Out-Do Each Other's Overcomplicated Coffee Orders

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy

"I'd like to get a large, half-caff, almond milk latté, four pumps vanilla one pump cinnamon, with an extra half shot, sweetened with agave nectar, a...

Can Writing Be a Sociable Activity?

Ben Adams | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Adams

Over the past few weeks, I have looked in to a whole variety of ways of keeping myself sane while I write. It's not as though I want to chat all day, but having the odd conversation with an adult every so often would be nice, even if I don't get to share their pizza.

From Caffeine Fiend to Caffeine Free

Harvey Wilks | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Caffeine addiction is something from which more people 'suffer' than would probably care to admit, because really we don't see it as an addiction. Nicotine dependence gives you cancer and emphysema; alcoholism gives you liver disease and driving bans; meth could result in a face different to the one you were born with.

Why São Paulo Is Worth the Stop

Abby Morgan | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abby Morgan

When we asked people to give us advice about going to Brazil, everyone always mentioned Rio de Janeiro. Rio this, Rio that, just go to Rio. But no one really said much about São Paulo. It seemed like people didn't really go there much. As our cab weaved through traffic in São Paulo's city center, our virgin eyeballs take in the first impressions of this rarely recommended city.

Four Business Lessons From a Coffee Hot Shot

Maite Baron | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I love my coffee and like most people like it hot, something that Emily Savage-McGlynn understands well.

Rise of the Phrase 'Can I Get?'

Chris Rooney | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Milly and I were in a Brockley coffee shop when I shared my observation. We always spoke with vigour and despite her femininity our meetings had a Frost/Nixon style frisson. Old fashioned literate types would call her bookish. I would call her a nerd. A hot nerd.

Where to get The Best Coffee in London

Maria Chiorando | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

So the top London places? I don't drink animal secretions, so with a hearty screw you to those establishments with gourmisan-pretensions and a refusal to serve anything other than full-fat bovine breast milk, I present my own humble guide to the finest vegan and omnivore-friendly brews in (East) London.

Too Many Chavs Are Coming For Free Waitrose Coffee, Shoppers Rage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Waitrose customers are up in arms over concerns that a loyalty card scheme offering people a free tea or coffee is attracting the sort of customers wh...

Coffee Crisis

Beth Young | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Young

Another Italian rip-off, is, of course, coffee chains. On his first visit to a UK coffee shop my confused boyfriend had a lot of questions: 'What's a Mochaccino?', 'And a syrup shot?' and 'ARE YOU JOKING? £1.80 for an Espresso?!'

Our Favourite Places: Slovenia

Jane Mountain | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

In the winter there is skiing. In the summer, you can take a cable car to the top and hike through the alpine meadows, admire the wildflowers, throw snowballs at your friends, and visit the herder's settlements to view their unique wooden huts.

I Like My Drink Analogies How I Like My Women... Short

James Conmy | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Coffee is funny isn't it? Quite addictive really. Especially if you drink it every day. And if, like me, you're often in a hurry and need a quick caffeine hit, the methodology of the modern coffee house can be a little frustrating. Take today, for example...

A Coffee Junkie on the Road

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

When it comes to coffee, I am a junkie. Knowing I am an addict meant that preparing for my daily fix was a priority when planning a bike trip around the world.

In Pursuit of the Perfect Flat-White, in Montreal

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

On my recent visit to Montreal, I decided to try out as many coffee shops as possible within two days (not an easy feat!) to produce a 'starter' guide to coffee in Montreal.

Coffee Drinking Linked To Urinary Incontinence In Men

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Consuming just two cups of coffee per day could have an negative impact on men's bladder control, American researchers have found. A study by the...

SHOCKER: Students Choose Coffee Over Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A university bar has been forced to close as students opt for sipping lattes over downing pints. Frugal undergraduates Aberystwyth University have ...

Are Coffee Drinkers More Successful?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you guzzle copious cups of coffee throughout your working day? According to a recent survey, your caffeine habit not only reveals your love for lat...

Does Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If your most important meeting of the day is with a barista, you're not alone, as the average Brit consumes 500g of coffee a year (around 200 cups). ...

How Much are We Willing to Pay for a Cup of Coffee?

Raconteur Media | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Inflation and commodity prices may push up the cost of a cup of coffee. But is there a foam ceiling above which it just becomes too much, asks Simon B...