The deal worth $315 million aims to wean farmers off growing coca — the plant that's a raw material for cocaine (as well as teas and other uses) — by replacing it with alternative crops like coffee and cacao.
The hottest drink in Tobruk, a town in eastern Libya, isn't at a bar or even a coffeehouse. It's aboard the Greek ferry that's the temporary home of Libya's parliament, where the baristas are slinging high-quality frappuccinos to lawmakers, their families and even curious locals.
It's neither shaken nor stirred, but it's a beverage that James Bond would have enjoyed just as much: Coffee made with a brewer called a Chemex. The British spy's method of choice is actually Made in the USA at a factory in Massachusetts, so anyone can learn to brew Bond-style coffee.
South Koreans have been consuming high-end coffee drinks like crazy, until recently. Now an economic slump is pushing against the lattes.