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Trouble brewing for Kenya’s coffee growers

Kenyan farmers say theft of their crop is endemic – and they suspect collusion

Trouble brews as coffee faces extinction

Deforestation, climate change and disease threaten 60% of coffee species with extinction

Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados

Across Kenya's ochre fields, farmers are switching coffee and tea for avocados in a bid to profit from increasing European demand

Ugandan budget: Striking a balance between infrastructure and social sectors is key

In coming years, Uganda's GDP growth is set to accelerate as recent and ongoing public investments begin to yield returns

Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?

The high-end coffee shop experience is a huge roastery drawcard as talk of market saturation begins.

Get roasted in a boere machine

At 238° in a stream of hot air the roastmeister of the Magaliesberg toasts the perfect coffee beans.

Starbucks to push up cost of coffee

Starbucks intends to keep prices in its SA shop in line with what it charges internationally, which could spark an increase in retail coffee prices.

Late rains in Vietnam alleviate coffee fears

A late start to the wet season has brought farmers the moisture their trees need to absorb fertiliser, which prevents the fruit from falling to waste.

Coffee delivers a kick to the hair follicles

German scientist Dr Adolf Klenk has developed a brand of shampoos and conditioners containing caffeine to combat hair loss.

Get revved up for a good cup of java in Umhlanga

Coffee Tree and Duke and Duchess Café are churning out some of the best coffee in interesting settings in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal.

Coffee drives you crazy (give it up and see)

Caffeine addiction and withdrawal have now been classified as formal mental disorders.

African coffee isn’t worth a bean

Africa does not have the same coffee export volumes to follow what Latin America did in the 1970s, but the ingredients for success are the same.

Bean there, drank that

Coffee is one of Africa's great gifts to the world. Brent Meersman rounds up the best local offerings.

Coffee gives the spirits a lift

A small café lets you appreciate the significance of a memorial to the long-forgotten dead.

India’s coffee war brews

While some establishments bustle with wealthy young consumers, others are falling victim to radical changes in Indian society, writes Jason Burke.

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