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How a Suburban CA Cafe Got Their Hands on the World's Most Expensive Coffee Beans

Elida Geisha Natural set a new record, selling at auction for $803 per pound.
Sara Ventiera
Restaurant Confessionals

All of the Terrible Things I Learned While Working as a Barista at a Global Coffee Chain

There were mice in the madeleines. There were mice behind the walk-in. There were mice giving birth in bags of powdered frappé mix in the basement.

The Strange Story Behind Canada's Controversial 'Eco-Capitalist' Organization

What is Energy Probe and why is it anti-climate change?
Ryan O'Connor

Bars and Cafés Around the World Have Been Trolling Americans Since the Election

On the plus side, at least one pub was offering Americans free beer.
Jelisa Castrodale
coffee shops

You Pay for Time, Not Coffee, at This 'Anti-Cafe'

At Glass Hour in Brooklyn, you can have as much coffee as your central nervous system can take. But there's a catch.
Jelisa Castrodale
Tibetan food

In China, There’s a Hipster Yak Coffee Joint Run by Tibetan Nomads

Outfitted with aged wood panels and dangling Edison-style bulbs, Charu looks like the kind of coffee shop I avoid in the States—but in Chengdu, it's trying to offer new opportunities for Tibetans.
Clarissa Wei

Brits Are Choosing Coffee Shops Based on How Hot the Barista Is

A new consumer survey of Britons’ coffee-buying habits has found that a fifth choose where to grab their macchiato based on the attractiveness of the person behind the counter.
Phoebe Hurst
coffee shops

The Resurrection of Bess Eaton

Bess Eaton is a regional coffee shop based in Rhode Island that commands a fiercely loyal fanbase. Even when the company became overtly religious—and later briefly closed—the passion for Bess Eaton never disappeared.
Darlena Cunha

Your Paper Coffee Cup Isn’t Actually Recyclable

Information obtained by The Times this week shows that fewer than one in 400 coffee cups handed out by Britain’s coffee chains are recycled—despite their claims of being “100 percent recyclable.”
Phoebe Hurst

These Baristas Are Refusing to Make Coffee with Low Fat Milk and Customers Are Pissed

A New Zealand cafe has been criticised after announcing that it will only serve coffee with whole milk. Co-owner Stephen Mateer explained: “We think [skim milk] builds an inferior match with the product that we roast.”
Phoebe Hurst

Market Experts Say We Could Be Running Out of Coffee

According to market analysts, Britain’s increased consumption of coffee has created a “structural imbalance” between supply and demand that could lead to an imminent coffee shortage.
Phoebe Hurst
baked goods

Britain Can’t Resist America’s Baked Goods

According to new market research, sales of traditional British baked goods are falling, as the country develops a taste for American-style cookies, muffins, and brownies.
Phoebe Hurst