In the West a cup of coffee is largely taken for granted. But environmental change poses a real threat to the crop and to the farmers who manage it. Simon Brooke looks at scientific and social moves to protect beans and livelihoods alike
World of Coffee II 2011
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The sheer breadth of variation in cups of coffee now available has brought with it a sometimes bewildering new lingo. Nicholas Barber asks whether it reflects customer choice, sales hype or a certain romance?
Much denigrated by coffee buffs, instant is still the kind of coffee drunk by most people. But now the industry is taking steps to make a claim for quality too, as Josh Sims discovers
Coffee retail in the UK is dominated by high-street chains. But might the small coffee houses they effectively replaced be staging a strong revival, asks Martin Bewick?