An espresso machine with coffee beans from around the world featured in the background.

Drought, frost takes a massive toll on coffee crops in Brazil

You may see coffee prices rising at your local café: Brazil, the world’s largest exporter of coffee, faced extreme weather this year that has taken a toll on coffee crops across the nation.

Wide shot of snowy barren land with a white car parked in the middle

Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled

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A visit to this farm near Cali, Colombia, inspired Mauricio Zuñiga to become a coffee exporter.

Colombian Deportado Coffee’s founder hopes to open a conversation about US immigration

A worker dressed in white protective gear disinfects as a precaution against the coronavirus at a café in Goyang, South Korea, Aug. 25, 2020.  

To quell COVID-19 outbreak, South Korea bans seating at big cafés

Protesters with signs stand in front of a Starbucks storefront.

Low coffee prices are starving farmers. Can a cartel fix it?

Paper coffee cups have a thin layer of plastic on the inside to prevent leaking. It’s a well-engineered vessel, but difficult to recycle.

Starbucks tries to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash … with help from McDonald’s


Starbucks consumers go through 6 billion to-go cups a year. Those cups basically can’t be recycled. So Starbucks, along with McDonald’s, are trying to engineer a better cup.


With Dirty Girl coffee, this entrepreneur strives to make life better for women in Appalachia

A small startup in southeast Ohio is using coffee to create conversations about the need for economic development and women’s advancement in Appalachia.

Don’t Cry over Spilled Coffee. Make Art out of It

Arts, Culture & Media

Artist Carolina Maggio turns chaotic coffee stains into inventive, fantastical illustrations.

A bus in London.

Coffee-enhanced fuel set to power London buses


Coffee waste could soon begin powering some of London’s buses — even the iconic double-deckers.

A farmer cleans a coca crop in Cauca, Colombia, on Jan. 27, 2017.

UN reaches a deal to help rid Colombia of cocaine


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.