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A Starbucks rival in China raised $200 million in Series A round

Luckin Coffee, a serious (and possibly the only) challenger to Starbucks in China, has been given a big funding boost in their first-ever round.

Study: four cups of coffee protects the heart

A new study finds that caffeine, at the level equivalent to four standard cups of coffee, protects the heart with the added help of mitochondria.

Essential Science: Where coffee works like cannabis

Coffee is well known as a psychostimulant, however its effect on the body’s metabolism, in dozens of different ways, such as of steroids and the neurotransmitters, in a similar way to cannabis, is a new medical discovery.

Starbucks opens first cashless store

Seattle - Ubiquitous coffee chain Starbucks is to open its first cashless store as a pilot. The store is located in the company's birthplace of Seattle. If successful this alternative retail model could be rolled out to other coffee shops.

Workers flock to coffee harvest in Colombia

Ciudad Bol - The coffee crop splashes the green mountains of Colombia with red, attracting a floating workforce of indigenous people in the fields of South America's second-largest producer after Brazil.

Ghana wakes up and smells the coffee

Kintampo - Like many people around the world, 80-year-old Kofi Afadi can't start his morning without a cup of coffee.

Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers

Washington - Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favorable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns seed production could drop by nearly 90 percent by 2050.

Meeting the consumer half-way: Starbucks goes digital

Seattle - Starbucks has undertaken a host of digital innovations, from reward schemes to online pay and collect ordering. The coffee chain has undertaken valuable innovations, helping it compete in the retail sector.

Herbal coffee recalled due to erectile dysfunction additive

Bethesda - A brand of herbal coffee has been recalled from the market after it was discovered that the product contained an unintended active pharmaceutical ingredient, designed to control erectile dysfunction.

Hot Docs Podcast Festival brings Science Vs to Toronto

The inaugural Hot Docs Podcast festival was a definite success. Fans of podcasting flocked to the Hot Docs cinema on Bloor St. over the weekend to enjoy the wide range of programming on offer.

Climate change creating 'A Brewing Storm' in coffee production

Climate change is going to have a dramatic impact on the quality, price and production of coffee, from consumers to the farmers growing the coffee beans.

Essential Science: Is coffee drinking good or bad for you?

One problem with many health-related stories is that they fluctuate: one day something is good for you, the next day it is bad. One area that flip-flops is coffee drinking. Digital Journal assesses the scientific evidence.

Best coffee comes from chilled beans

Bath - Coffee lovers have different views on the best coffee. Now University of Bath scientists have entered the ring, claiming brewing more flavorsome coffee arises from chilling the beans before grinding.

Dunkin' Donuts goes for the cold with new coffee offering

Canton - Dunkin’ Donuts heated up the coffee rivalry with its larger competitor this week by launching its own cold-brewed drink just a year after Starbucks did the same.

Nespresso announces plans to sell Cuban coffee in United States

Havana - Coffee grown and roasted in Cuba should be available in the United States this year for the first time in five decades, European coffee giant Nespresso announced this week.

Starbucks customers leave more than $1 billion on coffee cards Special

Seattle - Customers of Starbucks, the world's largest coffee chain, deposited more than $1 billion on store-issued debit cards in the first quarter of 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Kenya wakes up to coffee

Nairobi - Africa's best barista doesn't drink coffee, nor even really like it, yet two-time Kenyan champ Martin Shabaya won the Africa round and next month competes at the World Barista Championships.

Remarkable history of coffee and chocolate yeast

Wild strains of yeast are necessary for the natural fermentations required for chocolate and coffee production. New genetic data indicates that the yeasts associated with coffee and cacao beans have had a special history.

Want free coffee in Dublin? Write a poem

Dublin - For World Poetry Day this year, several cafes in Dublin agreed to provide free coffee for any person who came armed with a poem.

'Shockingly high' levels of sugar in cafe drinks

London - The drinks sold in many high street and shopping mall cafes contain very high levels of sugar, especially those that contain syrup. Consumers could be unaware just how much sugar is in some drinks.

Drink coffee to avoid cirrhosis: Study

Drinking coffee on a regular basis lowers the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new research study.

Do medical doctors drink too much coffee?

Ever wondered about the coffee drinking habits of others and wanted to compare them to your own? If you do and medical profession comes to mind, you can read on to find out which doctors drink the most coffee.

For coffee entrepreneur, troubled Brazil still worth the grind

Rio De Janeiro - Opening a gourmet cafe in a country deep in economic and political hot water might seem risky, but like many foreigners, Australian entrepreneur Duncan Hay still thinks Brazil is a tasty investment.

Evening coffee readjusts your body clock

London - Drinking an amount of coffee equivalent to a double espresso three hours before going to sleep affects the body clock, sending it back by an hour. This has sleep implications.

Buses for $5? Failed San Francisco transit startup auctions fleet

San Francisco - Like highly successful startups Amazon and Dropbox and, potentially, Uber and Lyft, Leap Transit started out to disrupt the everyday and make money by adding the Internet to whatever was already going on.

Why drinking coffee first thing in morning is not best

New research reveals that having a cup of coffee the first thing in the morning may not be the best way to get the most from a caffeine boost.

Daily coffee may improve survival in colon cancer

Daily drinking of coffee may help prevent colon cancer recurrence and improve the chances of a cure, said researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute based on the results of a new, large study announced this week.

Cutbacks at coffee pod giant hit small Vermont town

Waterbury - Cutbacks at Keurig Green Mountain Inc., the people behind the single-cup pod brewers that revolutionized how coffee is made across the country, could mean trouble for the tiny Vermont town they have called home since 1995.

Gut bacteria provide coffee berry borers with super-resistance

New York - Scientists have worked out why coffee berry borers manage to cause so much damage to coffee plants around the world, despite being exposed to high levels of caffeine that would ordinarily be toxic. The answer is bacteria.

Starbucks start-up falters in India

Mumbai - Tata Starbucks, a subsidiary of the U.S. coffee company, has not had the best of starts. Several products have been taken off the menu due to the product not meeting the specifications required by Indian authorities.
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A Luckin Coffee outlet.
A Luckin Coffee outlet.
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How much do you like your coffee? Coffee trees depend on bees for pollination. Shown here is Coffea arabica blooms.
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Learn to make good strong Italian coffee at home
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Cappuccino at Browns in London  with the classic  B  marked in chocolate upon frothed milk.
Cappuccino at Browns in London, with the classic 'B' marked in chocolate upon frothed milk.
Making sure all systems were running smoothly for the busy opening day  Chris from Boden Plumbing of...
Making sure all systems were running smoothly for the busy opening day, Chris from Boden Plumbing of Sonoma was called to check the water in the kitchen. Like the hundreds that stopped by for Opening Day on May 16, Chris was treated to a free cup of fresh-brewed, fresh-roasted ice coffee. A refreshing break on a warm summer day, that Friday.
The Choi family finally got to re-open the beloved Westlake Coffee Shop at the new location on Junip...
The Choi family finally got to re-open the beloved Westlake Coffee Shop at the new location on Junipero Serra Blvd. in Daly City after a 10-month delay. Their daughter Christina said that they had anticipated re-opening this past fall. Yet, what is perhaps more important is that Choi family was able to continue in their family-owned and operated cafe-eatery which they have had for more than 30 years.
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Crowds sample coffee and other products at about 100 different stalls.
Crowds sample coffee and other products at about 100 different stalls.
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JAVA HUT: Photo shows a company-owned Starbucks cafe in Orange  Calif.  in the offices of the old Or...
JAVA HUT: Photo shows a company-owned Starbucks cafe in Orange, Calif., in the offices of the old Orange Daily News, in 2012.
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Nothing is finer than that first cup of coffee in the morning.
Nothing is finer than that first cup of coffee in the morning.
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Coffee and Bagel
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Corning Company manufactures this style of Corning coffee pots and cups.
Corning Company manufactures this style of Corning coffee pots and cups.
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A fine example of Latte art entitled  Coffee time. 
Created May 22  2005.
A fine example of Latte art entitled "Coffee time." Created May 22, 2005.
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A man hawks coffee beans on a wooden bike in a stadium in Kampala  Uganda on September 20  2010.
A man hawks coffee beans on a wooden bike in a stadium in Kampala, Uganda on September 20, 2010.
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FAMOUS: Habakuka, the street cat who achieved fame after being featured in last year's Amazon book "Cute Cats From Around The World" by Alex Rosel, lounges confidently at her home in Jerusalem.
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A barista prepares cappuccino at a Ballard coffee bar
A barista prepares cappuccino at a Ballard coffee bar
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