Coffee

Lamenting the Hey-Day of the West Village and Today's Solo Artisanal Coffee Nuts

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

Oh we're a funny breed, I think as I exit the cafe, white headphones in ears and head bowed low to play battle against the early autumn wind, already anticipating my next solo coffee shop excursion.

Your Coffee Drinking Habits Are All In Your Genes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're one of those four-espressos-a-day kind of people or if one half-shot latte sends you over the edge, know this: your coffee drinking hab...

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

Heston On How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite failing his O-Level chemistry, Heston Blumenthal is famed for his scientific approach to cooking. From fish n' chips to sausage and mash, h...

The Tuck-In Coffee Shop Needs A Better Sign

Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

A sweet little coffee shop has fallen foul of a rather unfortunate font and word combination. The sign for the Tuck-Inn Coffee Shop in Doncaster, ...

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies Number One - It's OK If We're Only Lying to Ourselves Right?

Leanne Davis | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

We don't intend to drink two bottles of wine when we specifically said we were only going to have one glass. That I would call weak-willed. Falling into the world-wide-web I would label as procrastination. And when we say we have learned our lesson and will never date someone 'like that' again, we genuinely mean it.

How Does Coffee Affect Your Brain?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are many of us who would just not be presentable to the human race without a cup of coffee. But with us being so reliant on the black stuff, and...

Why You Should Drink More Coffee (As If You Needed An Excuse)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up run...

Overthinking It at the Hairdressers

Andrea Mara | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

I recently had my hair cut. It's an experience that is in theory very relaxing - an enforced hour of peace and quiet. Time spent reading magazines or Twitter, drinking coffee, and being looked after - being the centre of attention.

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.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee! Why Caffeine Can't Solve Burnout

Lowenna Waters | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lowenna Waters

I admit it: I've had issues. Whether stumbling into the office bleary eyed from lack of sleep, stressed out from the commute, or plain grumpy and in need of a boost, there has always been one thing I've gone to. Coffee. One delicious, double shot, skinny cappuccino and the world snapped back into focus, tiredness was held at bay, and energy returned.

A Trip Down Ethical Memory Lane

Harriet Lamb | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

We all remember with horror the great-aunts who would exclaim: 'My how you have grown'. In my case, it was especially excruciating as it usually meant I'd grown out rather than up, unlike my tall siblings. Fast forward several years and suddenly we've all become that aunt. Before we know it, we find ourselves parroting the same words when children we haven't seen for a while, have suddenly shot up.

Starbucks Has A New Diabolical Scheme To Take Over The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech

Starbucks could soon be letting you pay for a whole lot more than coffee with its official Starbucks app as the brand is reportedly looking into creat...

One More Cup of Coffee for the Road, One More Cup of Coffee 'Fore I Go

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

I love coffee; I need coffee. Coffee is my vice but as Lou Reed said 'Vice is a virtue and virtue is a vice' so that's good enough for me. As I writer, I spend a lot of time in coffee shops curating content. But if the vibes not right and the coffee is bad then this can sometimes be nigh impossible.

Brogan Driscoll

There's More To Good Coffee Than Meets The Eye

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In recent years there has been a surge in the popularity of coffee. Brits have come over all European, with foodie hipsters and coffee connoisseurs sh...

Coffee - My Guilt Free Vice

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

It is a definite love/ hate thing, it can make you anxious and nervous and yes, it is highly addictive, but on the flip side it's also soothing and something that can help your body.

Five Reasons Butter Coffee Is Here to Stay

Christopher James Clark | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

Have your slightly eccentric, health-conscious friends told you yet about butter coffee? It's a popular health trend and one poised to stick because a) it's brilliantly healthy and b) it's effortlessly prepared using two all-time favorite foods.

Peckham: The Places Making It Cool

Hannah Grace Lodge | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Grace Lodge

After years of shaking off its questionable reputation for violent streets and run down properties, Peckham is finally getting noticed for it's arty vibe and south-London-cool culture.

Unpeeling the Impacts of Poverty

Harriet Lamb | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Fairtrade is a large, complex work in progress. We have never claimed to tackle all the many injustices that grind down people living in poverty, or to have achieved trade nirvana balancing all of global trade's problems with a magic Mark...

Starbucks Customers Queue for Barista's Artwork

Georgina Barnard | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

I love seeing peoples' reactions to my drawings. I enjoy the joy and surprise on their faces.' It's impossible not to notice Lafitte's passion for his work. 'I can't not draw!'

The Soul of Soho: Bar Italia Turns 65

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

You can still turn the corner into Frith Street from Shaftesbury Avenue and find a place where the world is at peace with itself. Bar Italia is a jewel set in the rusted London crown. It's the fruit of immigrant toil, a place that makes a laughing stock of Farage and his followers.

How Coffee Could Help Your Eyesight

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee lovers, rejoice! While you may have thought a much-needed energy boost was one of the only benefits of your early-morning (or mid-afternoon...

This Is The World's First Disposable Coffee Machine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

"Our coffee bag is to coffee what the wine bottle is to wine." Quite a bold claim from the makers of the world's first disposable coffee machine, t...

Fairtrade Isn't Always Fair Enough

Nick Tolley | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Nick Tolley

Unfortunately there's a perception that coffee, even speciality grade coffee, should be cheap, but this isn't sustainable. High quality coffee has higher costs at every step to market and requires greater skills to grow. This is why we need to sufficiently reward producers for their labour.

An Extra Cup Of Coffee A Day Could Keep Diabetes At Bay

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Upping coffee consumption can result in an "immediate" reduction in diabetes risk, say scientists. Increasing intake by more than one cup a day was...