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 >>

environment
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 >>

environment
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 >>

coffee
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 >>

coffee
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 >>

science
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 >>

Coffee
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 >>

coffee
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 >>

lego
Build This Lego Coffee Maker and Never Leave Your Desk

Vending machines are usually terrible at making coffee, but the Lego savants over on the AstonishingStudios YouTube channel have built a vending machine from plastic bricks that serves up a hot cup of liquid energy using Starbucks’s powdered coffee packets. Read More >>

food
Tea in Crisis as Coffee Gains Stranglehold on UK Beverage Scene

What the hell is that you're drinking? It's probably not tea as, despite Google making tea the Google Doodle for the UK today, the nation's supposed national drink is in something of a death spiral as glamorous upstart coffee literally upsets the traditional drinks table. Read More >>

watch this
Making an Espresso Maker Out of Scrap Metal Is Just Gorgeous to Watch

This Old Tony is good on a lathe. Really good. If it feels self-explanatory as a tool (thing spins fast, other thing stays still) just listening to him talk about it makes it clear that most of us don’t know jack shit about machining. Read More >>

wtf
Everyone Involved in This £1.3 Million Grumpy Cat Lawsuit Sucks Except for the Cat

The value of internet celebrity is hard to assess, but a new motion filed by the owners of the animal star known as Grumpy Cat seeks to do just that. In it, the holders of the “GRUMPY CAT” trademark have asked a court to triple a requested $600,000 award (£450k) over alleged copyright infringement of a goddamn cat. Read More >>

environment
The Global Coffee Shortage Is Already a Huge Headache

Hope you’re ready to face the day with nothing but your own unsharpened wits about you. Soon, they will be all you have left. Read More >>

gadgets
The Only Good Use For a Coffee Machine

Instead of just settling for bad coffee out of an instant coffee maker every morning, you can do what Evan Booth did and rebuild it into something else, like a functional robotic bionic hand. Read More >>