Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

Oct 27, 2016

Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

An Indonesian woman was jailed for 20 years Thursday for murdering a friend from an Australian college with poisoned coffee in a “sadistic” fashion, capping a sensational trial that has gripped the country. Jessica Kumala Wongso, 28, who is also an Australian permanent resident, ...

Japan perks up to serious coffee

Oct 14, 2016

Japan perks up to serious coffee

Need a pick-me-up? Try a lychee-flavored coffee infused with jasmine, or a “Chardonnay” espresso served in a wine glass — whatever your taste, Japan’s swashbuckling baristas are bringing some serious sex appeal to the drink. In a country famous for its tea, the Japanese ...

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

Oct 9, 2016

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

Three decades ago, Costa Rica outlawed cultivation of the robusta coffee bean in order to promote production of arabica, the variety prized by high-end roasters around the world. Now, however, with warmer temperatures and disease threatening arabica production, the world’s 14th largest coffee producer ...

WHO finds no proof that coffee causes cancer

Jun 16, 2016

WHO finds no proof that coffee causes cancer

There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency said on Wednesday in a reverse of its previous warning, but it also said all “very hot” drinks are probably carcinogenic. The International Agency for Research on Cancer ...

Japan's top barista ready to defend title

Mar 23, 2016

Japan's top barista ready to defend title

A 27-year-old woman crowned as Japan’s best drip coffee barista is preparing to defend her title against the country’s top brew makers. Yuka Takahashi, who beat all comers at last year’s Japan Hand Drip Championship, will participate in a preliminary round of the 2016 ...