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

Adam Seldon | Posted 11.01.2016 | 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?

Will Adding Butter to Your Coffee Make You Bulletproof?

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

The marvel that is bulletproof coffee first started making waves in the health scene back in 2014 and despite sounding like a crime against dietary common sense, its maker (Dave Asprey) is hell-bent on making buttery coffee drinkers out of all of us before the year's end.

Coffee And Tea Have Merged To Create A Lovely Liquid Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Those who can't decide which they love more out of tea and coffee could be saved hours of pondering - because some genius has created a coffee/tea hyb...

Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk Of Death, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee drinkers rejoice! A study has found that those who drink up to five cups a day are less likely to die from health problems such as heart diseas...

A Worm's Eye View of Climate Change

Marike de Peña | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Marike de Peña

Any gardener and producer know that worms are good for the soil. Vermicompost is reckoned by serious growers to be the crème de la crème of organic compost. But for coffee farmers in Central America, worms are also an unlikely ally in the fight against climate change.

The Trials and Tribulations of Going Through Final Year...

Alexia Cowley | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Final year; the permanent neck, eye, and brain-strain from reading too much, deadlines flying out of your ears and unprecedented mini meltdowns. This is all part of the journey! (I keep telling myself anyway). Now, I was pre-warned about how intense final year would be, but I feel like this year has nevertheless hit me like a tonne of bricks! So, how does one cope with the 101 assignments and exams looming?

How Coffee Is Helping Once Homeless People Get Back On Their Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A new coffee brand, styled on the The Big Issue magazine, is set to help once homeless people get started on a new career. Change Please coffee wil...

Why Coffee Could Reverse The Effects Of Boozing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking two or more cups of coffee a day could help combat liver disease, researchers believe. Fatty liver disease is often associated with boozin...

Drinking Coffee 'May Make You Live Longer', Study Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking three to five cups per of coffee per day may reduce risk of premature death from serious illness, scientists have revealed. Moderate coffe...

There's a Line Between Humour and Insult - These Coffee Shops Have Crossed It

Morwenna Jones | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Morwenna Jones

Sadly, both Fuck0ffee and Bricklane Coffee, appear to have misunderstood the time-old saying that "any publicity is good publicity" and, in doing so, to have missed a very simple truth: If you want to stand out in London's over-saturated independent coffee market, insulting 52% of the population isn't the best way to go about it. It's bad marketing, bad PR and, worst of all? It's not even funny.

Putting Value Back Into Price

Harriet Lamb | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

We need our prices to reflect the value of what things actually cost to produce. Coffee quality control at COMSA cooperative, © Santiago Engelhardt....

Cafe Goes On 'Slag Wellies' And 'Sugar Tits' Rampage, Doesn't Give A F**k

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

A coffee shop in East London has caused offence on social media after a sign outside the store called Ugg boots 'slag wellies'. Online commenters i...

Starbucks: The Grinch That (Didn't) Steal Christmas

Emma Yeomans | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Yeomans

This is a time of year when my faith is not just tolerated, but happily shared by people of other faiths or none. The entitlement of somebody standing up and complaining about a cup - a cup! - when their faith is so openly embraced is staggering, and shows a complete disconnect with some of the harsher aspects of life. Please, let us enjoy Christmas in peace and goodwill, without these petty complaints - it is the season for it, after all.

We Reviewed Popular Christmassy Hot Drinks (So You Don't Have To)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's that time of year when coffee shops unleash their festive-inspired concoctions for unsuspecting customers to buy. And this year, they seem to ...

Starbucks Helped Me Give up Coffee

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I don't think I'm alone in hating Starbucks, the American coffee shop that has spread its tentacles all over the world. They haven't lied like Volkswagen did but they are hypocrites. The annoying thing is that I need Starbucks and if you get to the second half of this article I will explain why.

London Coffee Shop Threatened By Lawyers For 'Offensive' Sign Caves To Name Change

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A coffee shop in South London has vowed to change its name after lawyers warned the business would be taken to court if it refused to remove an "offen...

This London Coffee Shop Is Being Threatened By Lawyers For Its 'Offensive' Name

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A coffee shop in South London has been told by lawyers that it must remove its "offensive" sign or face being taken to court. UPDATE: 'Fuckoffee' w...

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...