We Shouldn't Need a Fair Trade Logo to Deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, But It's a Start

Darren Hall | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Darren Hall

We shouldn't need a Fairtrade logo - it should just be the way business is done. The cost to society and the environment of NOT paying the appropriate amount for food is ultimately going to be borne by us all. In the meantime, buying fair trade goods is one of the best ways you can do your bit for the soil, the farm workers and their families. And who knew, you can also help do your bit for the UN sustainable development goals.

Your Barista Hates You

Charlie Compitus | Posted 30.09.2015 | 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.

6 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee is pretty magical stuff. Seeing as it's International Coffee Day on 1 October, it seems only right that we blow its trumpet loud and clear. ...

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cold brew coffee may be en vogue, but that doesn't mean you need to go to an expensive coffee shop to enjoy it. Not to be confused with iced coffee...

Enough With the Pumpkin Flavoured Stuff Already!

Alan Grant | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Alan Grant

Unpopular as it may be to say, I am quite fond of the influence our American friends have had on British culture. I am, as they might say, totally on-...

Drinking Coffee Before Bed Resets Your Body Clock

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee drunk late in the evening resets the internal body clock which regulates a host of biological functions and genes according to a natural day/ni...

Coffee Beans Are A Surprising Source Of Beauty Hacks...

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Style

We may think of coffee as the life-giving substance that turns us into upright human beings in the morning. But the grounds can also be used as so...

Everyone Can Go Home Now, This Is The Best Latte Artist Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Comedy

There are baristas, and then there are baristas [said slightly more artistically]. This particular espresso-slinger from Remedy Coffee Shop in Aus...

We've Found Your New Favourite Coffee Shop

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Before you read on, this is a strong language warning. Because you can't say the name of this shop without saying Wankers. Is your local coffee sho...

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...

Drinking Coffee Could Boost Bowel Cancer Survival Rates

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking regular cups of caffeinated coffee could increase a person's chances of surviving bowel cancer, research has shown. A study of nearly 1,00...

Finally Revealed: Why Does Coffee Make You Poo?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Rejoice! We are one step closer to understanding coffee's magical ability to make you poo. A video from the American Chemical Society's series 'Rea...

How Your Five Cups-A-Day Really Curbs Cravings

Grace Olivia Parry | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Olivia Parry

It's not the world's best kept secret and I'm sure by now that we all know caffeine keeps those cravings at bay (good girl), but I read something recently that made me think it could all be a lie. And that's a pretty strong statement.

The Case for Our Generation

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

I'm sat in a coffee shop on Brick Lane, desperately trying, but failing to be productive. It's a Saturday in April, and the bitterly cold air is heavy with the sort of enticing energy that can only be formed when the scent of roasting beans, and the fulfilled promise of free wifi collide...

International Day of Cooperatives - How Brazilian Farmers Are Working Together to Make Their Way Out of Poverty

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

Today we are marking International Day of Cooperatives, celebrating the success of people around the world - quite often poor and vulnerable communities - working together for their mutual, social, economic and cultural benefit.

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...

Climate Change: Coffee Farmers Feel the Heat

Harriet Lamb | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Coffee farms in Peru have been badly hit by a devastating outbreak of leaf rust. Through Fairtrade, they are learning new techniques to adapt to the...

We Must Not Give in to Intimidation Tactics of a Minority

Minette Batters | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Minette Batters

What the Caffe Nero situation has taught us is that each individual retailer or outlet should stand firmly by their procurement policies - and not differentiate between milk that is and is not perceived to be from the cull areas. This is an approach that will have most force.

ISIS Fanatics Are Whining ... About The Lack of Starbucks Coffee in Mosul

Colin Cortbus | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

An Iraq/Syria-based adherent of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State In Iraq and Al-Sham" terrorist group has been caught out online complaining about 'missing Starbucks' coffee. While seemingly trivial, the complaint actually offers a remarkable and rare insight into the entitled, privileged, westernised and deeply selfish mindset of ISIS's followers.

Let's Not Forget Seasonal Hunger in Sustainable Development Policymaking

Libby Blanchard | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Agricultural development through productivity improvements, crop intensification, irrigation, and investment in infrastructure has significantly improved food security and the seasonal dimension of hunger worldwide in recent years. Yet seasonal hunger still persists among the rural poor, and should not be lost within poverty statistics or forgotten when addressing chronic hunger in policymaking.

Drinking Coffee Could Help End Your Erectile Dysfunction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Men who drink two mugs of coffee per day are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) than those who avoid caffeine, according to a new st...

Stop What You're Doing And Look At This Clear Coffee

Barcroft | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee lovers rejoice! A new invention You could soon be drinking see-through coffee, which will allow you to not only mask your coffee addiction but ...

Freshly Filtered Favouritism: Why I Wouldn't Want to Be a Barista at Pret

Bella Qvist | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bella Qvist

I was a barista for many years and happily stamped people's loyalty cards more than once if they were particularly smiley but the idea that people would have to flirt with me in order to get a free coffee? I don't think I'd like that.

Drinking Caffeine After Quitting Caffeine: What I Learned

Harvey Wilks | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

After a full month of not drinking caffeine I've just been and had my first coffee - a tasty, bitter black Americano. Relishing the first, piping-hot sip in slow motion, I sat down to chat to a colleague about existential copywriter stuff and what stuff means and stuff.

The Least Important Blog You'll Ever Read

Ian Watson | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

On my second visit I was cheerily told that there was no bacon... or sausage... or eggs... or baguettes. It was 8:45 and they're meant to be serving this stuff till eleven. I left, annoyed, like a pup denied milk at his mother's teat.