From elixirs of worship for mystics to hotbeds of rebellion and spaces of idea exchange, coffee and coffeehouses brew up a story befitting their legendary status.
After managing to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus that infected more than 11,000 and killed 269, South Korea is slowly transitioning from intensive social distancing rules towards what the government calls "distancing in daily life".
Coffee came to Istanbul from Damascus in 1554 and five centuries later Syrian cafes are popping up across Istanbul for a different reason.
Experts from Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew warn that more than half the world's wild coffee species are at risk of extinction due to climate change and deforestation.
Instead of throwing milk waste into the trash, Italian fashion designer Antonella Bellina has been turning it into silk-like fabric.
This year, one of Europe's biggest annual international coffee festivals paid homage to the bean which has captured the mind and souls of millions around the world.
If the regulation is adopted, it would be a huge win for the coffee industry which faces potentially massive civil penalties after recently losing an eight-year-old lawsuit that could require warnings on all coffee packaging sold in California.
Black leaders who are advising Starbucks Corp on the training hope it will reinvigorate decades-old efforts to ensure minorities get equal treatment in restaurants and stores.
Scientists say climate change is posing a growing threat to the amount and the quality of the coffee grown in Guatemala, where farmers must strive to adapt to the lack of rainfall.
In a confrontation recorded on video, a man insults a Muslim woman in a niqab at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in California.
Nestle has bought rights to sell Starbucks products outside cafes. The Swiss group is to pay $7.15 billion in cash plus royalties. After the news broke, Nestle shares rose while Starbucks shares dipped 0.4 percent.
The move is seen as a bid to recover from Thursday's incident at a coffee giant's store in Philadelphia where two black men were shown in a social media video being questioned and arrested by police over the staff's complaint of trespassing.
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