Coffee

A Trip Down Ethical Memory Lane

Harriet Lamb | Posted 22.07.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 12.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 04.06.2014 | 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 28.05.2014 | 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...

Making Sure Coffee Farmers Get Their Due

Harriet Lamb | Posted 03.06.2014 | 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 25.05.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.05.2014 | 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 02.05.2014 | 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...