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The World of Coffee II

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Costa lotta?

PRICING Inflation and commodity prices may push up the cost of a cup of coffee. But is there a foam ceiling above which it just becomes too much? Simon Brooke reports

Bean counters

CONNOISSEURSHIP Coffee used to be a utilitarian drink. Now, increasingly, it is a connoisseur product, assessed with all the attention to flavour paid to fine wines and whiskies, writes Sarah Jane Evans

Coffee à la carte

COOKING For chefs, coffee used to mean merely the multiple shots downed to keep them going through long shifts. Now it is increasingly likely to be used in their dishes, savoury as well as sweet, as Bill Knott discovers

Rise of the machines

DESIGN More people are buying coffee machines for the home, creating a market dividing along lines of style and performance, convenience and connoisseurship, writes Josh Sims

Taking the strain

CLIMATE 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

Speaka da caffe?

LANGUAGE 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?

Just add water

INSTANT COFFEE 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

Independents’ days

COFFEE SHOPS 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?

A caffeine highway to health?

FACING THE FUTURE The health impact of coffee is hotly debated - and studied. Ellie Broughton asks whether the drink is more than just a brief caffeine rush and why it matters?

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