cryptocurrency
Starbucks: Sorry, Your Bitcoin Is Still No Good Here

Starbucks wants to be crystal clear: Despite recent stories about their involvement in some sort of blockchain project, they are not going to be accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for coffee. Read More >>

environment
Starbucks is the First Coffee Chain to Launch a 5p Latte Levy in the UK

Back in January MPs proposed a 5p charge on people buying coffee and other hot drinks in the takeaway 'paper' cups that are actually made of a hard-to-recycle blend of plastic and paper, something Starbucks promptly decided to trial in some of its London branches. While some ministers were sceptical of this 'latte levy', the coffee chain has now announced it's expanded that charge to another 950 branches across the UK. Read More >>

environment
Waitrose Shoppers Will Soon Have to Bring a Cup if They Want Free Hot Drinks

Supermarket chain Waitrose is about to make a token gesture regarding the environment, announcing a plan to eradicate all single-use disposable cups from its hot drinks bank by the end of the year. Read More >>

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Starbucks Must Tell Customers Its Coffee Contains a Cancer-Causing Ingredient, But Don’t Panic

Earlier today, a California Superior Court judge issued a ruling that’s bound to stress out lots of java drinkers—even if it probably shouldn’t. Companies like Starbucks will have to tell customers that their coffee can potentially cause cancer. Read More >>

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Pret is Giving Away 300,000 Free Hot Drinks This Week

There are a lot of reasons not to be a huge dick when ordering anything in public, the main one obviously being that acting like a dick doesn't actually accomplish anything. This week anyone visiting a Pret a Manger has an extra incentive not to be a bastard, because the company is giving out 300,000 vouchers for free hot drinks - the clincher being that it's up to the staff to decide who gets them. Read More >>

environment
Government Ministers Aren’t So Sure About This Whole ‘Latte Levy’ Idea

Thing back to the long distance past of two months ago, and you might remember that a government report from the Environment Audit Committee suggested a 'latte levy' that would see customers pay 25p every time they bought a hot drink in a disposable cup. A fine for buying something in a cup that is hard to recycle, basically, in an effort to cut down on waste. Read More >>

food
McDonald’s Laughs at Your Coffee Choices

McDonald's is laughing at food choices again, which is a bit rich for a company that's key product is not too far removed from drinking warm lard out of a bucket, but here we are. Its latest UK advert celebrates the addition of the Flat White coffee to its range of hot drinks, and it's selling this to the nation by... laughing at it? Read More >>

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Some London Starbucks Will be Charging an Extra 5p for Disposable Cups

Last week we heard news that a committee of MPs want the government to implement a 'latte levy', and charge consumers an extra 25p for using disposable coffee cups that are a pain to recycle. Now Starbucks has announced that it will be doing something similar in 20-25 of its London branches. Read More >>

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MPs Want a ‘Latte Levy’ to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste

The world loves going to coffee shops and gulping down large amounts of caffeinated beverages, but MPs aren't too impressed about the number of cups they produce. Cups that inevitably get thrown away, because keeping them around would be plain weird. To solve the issue of all that waste, some of them have suggested a new 'latter levy' to try and cut down on waste. Read More >>

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Cafe Will Make Your Face in Coffee Froth

A London cafe has come up with an idea to please the ever-growing demographic of people who like looking at themselves and also like drinking coffee -- putting the face of the buyer on the top of the drink in froth art. What happened to hating how you look and tea? Read More >>

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A New Survey Says Brits Now Prefer Coffee Over Tea

In news that is normally relegated to science fiction and silly comics, one survey claims that the British people now prefer coffee over tea. The British people and tea go together like the French and croissants, Germans and beer, or Americans and obesity. So this is pretty surprising to hear. Read More >>

science
Coffee Could Be Changing Our Perception of Taste

Coffee seems to be the most overstudied beverage; seemingly every day we’re bombarded with another study about it causing or curing cancer. But surprisingly, there are plenty of scientists who don’t really understand its many effects. In fact, it may even be changing the way we taste all the other things we eat in a day, a new study suggests. Read More >>

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Controversial Studies Suggest Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

Coffee drinkers, rejoice. Two new studies are linking our favourite hot beverage to a decreased chance of being killed by heart disease, cancer, a stroke, and more. So, does this mean we can start drinking coffee with reckless abandon? We spoke to the experts to find out, and not surprisingly, the answer is complicated. Read More >>

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food
Poo Bacteria Found in Costa and Starbucks Ice

Someone's been pooing in the supply chain again, with the latest victims of the 2017 poo-in-stuff crisis being national coffee titans Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero. Read More >>

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Millennials Simply Have to Have Their Coffee, No Matter the Cost

According to a new report from Bloomberg, millennials simply gotta have their java. Great for business, you might think, except coffee supplies around the world are tightening. So if we enter into a global coffee shortage, blame the java-crazed millennials. Read More >>