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Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture
Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture

Australia is world-renowned for its love of beer. But its passion for a different type of brew -- coffee -- is what has been making global headlines recently.

Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture
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Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

Coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.

Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts
Coffee with Pepper? Robot sells espresso machines in Japan
Coffee with Pepper? Robot sells espresso machines in Japan

The Hollywood heart-throb has been joined by Pepper, a cheeky and chatty android, which its makers claim can answer customers' questions, to promote its Nescafe marque.

Coffee with Pepper? Robot sells espresso machines in Japan
Starbucks comes under 7-Eleven control in Australia
Starbucks comes under 7-Eleven control in Australia

The owners of the 7-Eleven chain in Australia have taken control of coffee giant Starbucks' struggling local operations in a bid to turn around its fortunes, the company said.

Starbucks comes under 7-Eleven control in Australia
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Singapore seizes ivory disguised as coffee berries

Singapore authorities said Thursday they had intercepted about one tonne of ivory worth $1.6 million in a shipping container from Africa marked as carrying coffee berries.

Singapore seizes ivory disguised as coffee berries
In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else
In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends?

In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else
Lyudmila Zemlyanaya. Photo a courtesy of  yk-news.kz.
Underground greenhouse: Coffee and fig trees grown in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Tangerines, bananas, pomegranates, fig tree and even coffee are grown in the underground greenhouse in Ust-Kamenagorsk.

Underground greenhouse: Coffee and fig trees grown in Ust-Kamenogorsk
©Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
In Greece, recovery starts with fast food and coffee

Graphics artist and part-time barmaid, Mariza Papasmiria struggled for years juggling her two jobs, working seven days a week for 1,600 euros ($2,200) a month.

In Greece, recovery starts with fast food and coffee
Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus
Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus

Peru's anti-drug strategy hinges on persuading farmers to grow coffee instead of coca, the raw material of cocaine, but low prices and plant disease are getting in the way.

Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus
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Benckiser group to buy Dutch Masterblenders for 7.5bn euros

Dutch tea and coffee producer D.E. Masterblenders said Friday that it has reached a conditional agreement with a German investor group led by Johann A. Benckiser on a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8-bn) takeover deal.

Benckiser group to buy Dutch Masterblenders for 7.5bn euros
Study proves caffeine helps prevent road crash risk
Study proves caffeine helps prevent road crash risk

Research among long-distance commercial drivers in Australia has given weight to those who say coffee, tea or caffeine energy drinks or tablets help prevent dangerous drowsiness at the wheel.

Study proves caffeine helps prevent road crash risk
©REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
Coffee giant Starbucks taps into tea-loving India

Starbucks is betting on big returns as it seeks to lure an expanding legion of coffee lovers in India -- primarily a tea-drinking nation where lifestyle changes have spawned a booming market for cafes.

Coffee giant Starbucks taps into tea-loving India

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