Godiva to move beyond chocolate

The Belgian confectioner Godiva will be rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years. They will serve a complete menu of items including an … Read more

Experts advise waiting for hot drinks to cool down to protect against cancer

A study that has just been issued by the American Cancer Society has found found that drinking 700ml per day of tea (around three cups) … Read more

Illy buys Prestat… the inspiration behind ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Italian coffee and chocolate dynasty Illy has bought Prestat, the UK chocolatier said to be an inspiration for Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate … Read more


Cheap coffee prices lead coffee growers to plant coca for cocaine

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Coffee producers are calling on leading companies including Nestlé, JAB Holdings and Starbucks to cover farmers’ costs as they struggle to make ends meet, with … Read more

Should coffee come with cancer warnings?

The New York Times: In every cup of coffee, there is a chemical linked to cancer.

That undisputed fact led a Los Angeles judge to … Read more

Coffee Geo Politics Italy

Could Starbucks make it in the country of espresso?


Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz fuelled speculation that the brand is coming to the land of espresso, Italy. The multinational coffee-house chain grew from 11 … Read more

Coffee Retail

Nestle pays €7.15 billion to sell Starbucks


Nestle and Starbucks announced that the former will pay Starbucks $7.15 billion (5.3 billion pounds) in cash for the rights to sell the U.S. coffee … Read more