22 useful and fun gifts for coffee lovers they don’t already have

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Coffee drinkers are a diverse lot, and if you’re going to buy a gift for one of them, you better have the who’s who down pat. There’s, of course, the […]

Farmers in Asia's Golden Triangle Seek a Coffee High

On a misty, cold day in Laos’ highlands, former opium farmer Bounsee Lorleuxai sips a three-in-one instant coffee. For years, that was the best he could do if he wanted the drink. Now he’s planning to switch to growing coffee himself, and the days of the three-in-one are numbered. “One day I hope to test […]

Crowdfunding raises millions for quack cancer remedies, like coffee enemas

Enlarge / Bottles of herbal oils and dried plants used in alternative medicine. (credit: Getty | Martin Norris) Doctors and clinics that peddle unproven, potentially harmful treatments to desperate cancer patients are pocketing millions thanks to donations collected on popular crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe. That’s according to data published recently in BMJ. In just […]

Shares in one of Britain’s biggest coffee chains surge 20% after Coca-Cola announces $5.1 billion takeover

Daniel Berehulak / Getty US beverage giant Coca-Cola will buy British coffee shop chain Costa in a surprise acquisition. Costa, which is currently owned by Whitbread, is being sold for £3.9 billion ($ 5.1 billion). Coca-Cola currently has no presence in the coffee market, and wants to use the deal to expand into the space. […]

This all-in-one coffee maker costs less than many of us spend per month at the coffee shop

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon This well-loved 3-in-1 system from Mr. Coffee makes cappuccino, espresso, and lattes with just a few simple steps. Unlike the complex devices found at the coffee shop, this […]

Back pain warning – avoid drinking this many cups of coffee or risk painful backache

Back pain is a common condition that usually improves without any treatment, within a few weeks or months, according to the NHS. It could be caused by having bad posture, a small injury, or sleeping in an awkward position. The painful condition could also be caused by eating certain foods, or drinking some drinks, it’s […]

The Birth of America’s Obsession With the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Wanted: someone to set the record straight on coffee’s health effects and work out the recipe for a perfect cup. This was the National Coffee Roasters Association’s proposition to Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Samuel Prescott in 1920, in exchange for $ 40,000 worth of funding (half a million today). The public was fed up […]