Corporate responsibility eases customer reactions to bad service
Imagine standing in a long line at your favorite coffee shop only to receive the wrong order. What would you do?
Coffee with Pepper? Robot sells espresso machines in Japan
Move over George Clooney—Nestle has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores.
Bitter coffee today? Try changing the colour of your cup
In Australia, around a billion cups of coffee a year are consumed in cafés, restaurants and other outlets. Even Britain, a nation famous for its fondness for tea, has in recent years seen a dramatic ris ...
Video: Collaborative effort to combat devastating coffee rust disease
The continuing fight against the widespread coffee rust disease affecting Central America and the Caribbean is the subject of a new 2 1/2-minute video produced by the Texas A&M University Division of Research headquartered ...
Coffee tree genome sequenced
In the study published in Science, the researchers were interested in Robusta coffee because of its average sized genome (710 million pairs of DNA bases) and its diploid nature (contrary to Coffea arabic ...
Wake up and smell the coffee ... it's why your cuppa tastes so good
Most of what we taste we actually smell. The only sensations that we pick up in our mouth are sweet, sour, bitter, umami and salty. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter taste due to ...
Dutch court refuses to punish illegal cannabis growers
A Dutch court on Thursday refused to punish two cannabis growers, criticising a government policy that criminalises the drug's production while allowing its sale in coffee shops.
Beetles and a cup of joe: Insects boost fair trade coffee sales
When java giants like Starbucks seek out the finest fair trade coffee beans in Guatemala, insects can make all the difference.
Blame coffee farm rust fungus for rising coffee prices
Wonder why that cup o' joe is so expensive? The culprit, says ecologist Ivette Perfecto of the University of Michigan, is a fungus sweeping through coffee plantations in Mexico and Central America, limiting ...
International variety trial will help brew better future for global coffee industry
The first shipment of coffee plantlets from World Coffee Research to test farms in 19 coffee-producing countries will go out before the end of summer, said researchers involved in the new International Multi-Location ...
Agriculture researchers developing ero–caf coffee bean
It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, thanks to research involving University of Queensland expertise.
Coffee genome sheds light on the evolution of caffeine
Enzymes that help produce caffeine evolved independently in coffee, tea and chocolate, say scientists who have newly sequenced the coffee plant genome.
The chemistry of beer and coffee
University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., is applying his chemistry expertise to two popular beverages: beer and coffee.