Coffee

Making Sure Coffee Farmers Get Their Due

Harriet Lamb | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

We can only ever be constructively dissatisfied because the scale of the task remains so great. Millions of farmers are lining up to join Fairtrade, but they can only sell as much on fairer terms as the companies and the public buy.

Devil In The Details: Starbucks Apology Over Coffees Served With Pentagram & 666 Symbols (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Caffeine giant Starbucks has apologised after a customer received two coffees with Satanic symbols drawn into the foam. A pentagram and a ‘666...

Bank Financing Isn't the Be All and End All for Your Start Up

Nick Tolley | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Nick Tolley

Britain is renowned for its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. More businesses start up here than anywhere else in Europe and encouraging enterprise has long been a top priority for the UK government.

Banana Split: Fairtrade With Value as Well as Good Values

Judith Batchelar | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Judith Batchelar

Some of you may know that it's currently Fairtrade Fortnight, a campaign that celebrates 20 years of Fairtrade, and the focus this year is on bananas. Earlier this week, the Fairtrade Foundation looked specifically at the cost of bananas and the impact that competitive pricing of one of the nation's favourite snacks was having on banana growers in developing countries.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 65 - Silence

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Last Thursday night the drain burst outside the Oval tube station, in the Clapham Road, where I live. That most disturbing partnership of the words 'raw' and 'sewage' came into play as the road and its neighbours were awash to above waist height.

The Sun Also Rises - But Where's My Coffee?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

The Role of Coffee in Our Daily Lives Reconsidered The sun rises. The sky is blue. The breakfast table is set up. The sunlight is now creeping ...

'One Shot, Extra Skinny Latte': Caffeine Lover Buried In Costa Coffee-Themed Coffin (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A coffee lover who tragically lost her battle with breast cancer has been laid to rest in a Costa inspired coffin. Karen Lloyd was known for her l...

Choose Life, Choose Your Coffee, Choose Better Public Services

Cat Hobbs | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Hobbs

Right now, water and energy companies have full license to rip you off without consequence. But we can at least tackle outsourcing contracts, where we can decide what to do with public money. This Bill would be a small step in the right direction.

10 Amazing Facts About Coffee

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Chances are you're holding a cup of coffee right now, aren't you? Whether you're the Caramel Macchiato person or have an exquisite routine like Bee...

The Only Way You Can Go From Monday Morning Sinking Feeling to Floating on Air by 5pm Friday

Chris Ward | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

I am writing a series of features to inspire people to break a 200-year-old bad habit we have, to stop doing the one thing that that kills most of our time and energies - going to the same place for eight hours of every day, of every week, of every year, to do our work.

Caffeine Really Can Boost Your Memory

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Students take heed... A double espresso shot after swotting for an exam might help to jog those elusive memories, new research suggests. Scienti...

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...

One In 10 Adults Think Coffee Causes Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 10 adults mistakenly think that coffee causes cancer, a leading charity has found. SEE ALSO: Coffee Vs Exercise: 30-Second Workou...

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – and in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will bill you for your coffee...

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – but in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will charge you for your coff...

Coffee Vs Exercise: 30-Second Workout Gives Greater Mental Boost Than Caffeine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us fail to function without our morning cup of coffee, but it turns out there are healthier - and cheaper - ways to get that energy boost. ...

Which Major Coffee Shop Chain Is First Choice For Adulterers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to adulterous trysts, it seems that we've changed our date preferences for dinner in a restaurant to meeting for coffee. If anyone s...

Killed by Caffeine

Tony Wild | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Tony Wild

Imagine that you're in jail for some reason - solitary confinement, small cell, just an iron bedstead to lie on, no mattress. The main item in your daily diet is espresso coffee. Not just some, but lots. And lots. 125 shots a day, in fact. And you're forced to drink it.

Roast Grind And Brew?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Tech

A new type of coffee machine promises not only to revolutionise the way you make coffee at home but potentially the entire industry. Bonaverde Coff...

Dramatic Developments: An Alliance With Harrods

Tony Wild | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wild

In a highly unusual move, Harrods have introduced me (me, of all people!) to Matthew Ross, the producer of the ethical 'Sijahtra' kopi luwak that they have been selling for a few months. I met him a couple of days ago and was impressed - and fascinated.

Harrods Capitulate and Finally Cut the Crap

Tony Wild | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK
Tony Wild

On Monday evening the main BBC London News carried a short report that gave me particular pleasure: "Harrods have withdrawn Wahana Estate Kopi Luwak from sale," the presenter said...

What's Worse For You: Wine Or Coffee?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's like choosing between children - but there can only be one winner in the war of wine V coffee. Watch the video to see which one comes up trumps.....

Harrods! Cut the Crap

Tony Wild | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Tony Wild

my online petition, www.change.org/CivetCoffee, has been signed by 45,000 people in the six days since it launched. It's aim: to persuade Harrods to discontinue their involvement in this cruel and corrupt trade. Will they listen? Judging by their current reaction, no. At least, not yet. Maybe we'll have to shout louder...

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?!'