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# Coffee

Last year
Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day linked with longer lifespan, research suggests
When compared with avoiding coffee, it was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
All time
Irish coffee businessman Patrick Bewley dies aged 77
Tributes have been made to Bewley: “He was fair, good to work with and always a bit of craic.”
Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.
Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims
The benefit peaked at three to four cups per day, according to new research.
Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers
Hook & Ladder has been offering free teas/coffees to frontline workers over the past year.
Bewley's Grafton Street cafe to re-open tomorrow
The cafe announced the re-opening last month after it said it would close permanently in May.
How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme
Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.
Some Irish cafes won't be taking reusable cups in a bid to tackle coronavirus
Several Irish cafes have already taken steps to protect staff and customers from Covid-19.
Landmark EU court ruling finds airline liable for hot coffee spilled on passenger
In 2015, a six-year-old girl flying from Palma de Mallorca to Vienna was badly scalded when her father’s coffee fell into her lap.
New Zealand airline trials edible coffee cups
The cups are baked from a biscuit base.
Drinking coffee can reduce risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, study says (but don't over do it)
The benefit is lost if more than four cups of coffee are consumed, however.
Poll: Would a 'latte levy' encourage you to stop using disposable coffee cups?
The levy would be part of a range of measures proposed by the environment minister.
'When I want to go out, I want to have a coffee, but it's impossible'
Michael Leitch can’t leave Japan’s team hotel without being mobbed by autograph-hunting fans.
Poll: Do you prefer tea or coffee?
It’s International Coffee Day.
Three cups of coffee a day increases your chances of a migraine, according to new research
One to two caffeinated drinks were reported to have no impact on migraine odds but any more than that increased the likelihood of one occurring.
The first cup: 10 early risers share their favourite places to grab a sunrise coffee in Dublin
In town and looking for an early fix of caffeine or breakfast? Here are some starting points.
Up a mountain, by the sea, in a caravan: 6 of the most unlikely places for coffee around Ireland
We highlight some of the most unique spots to get an Americano – and enjoy the view while you’re at it.
FSAI recalls four slimming tea and coffee products over 'unauthorised' health claims
The authority has asked wholesalers and retailers to remove these products from shelves and to display point-of-sale notices to inform customers.
Poll: Have you changed your coffee-buying habits following the VAT hike?
Would you pay extra, or are you not a coffee drinker?
Your morning coffee could be at risk of 'extinction', experts warn
Researchers in the UK have said that 60% of coffee variations are at risk.
The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.
Following a three-year feud with Cork council, Starbucks has closed its Patrick Street store
The Irish operators of the coffee chain have opened numerous unauthorised outlets in recent years.
'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'
Recyclable and compostable options are only truly beneficial if they end up, and are processed, in the correct waste facility, writes industry expert Brian O’Sullivan.
People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids
Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.
Starbucks closes more than 8,000 stores in US for racial bias training
The move was prompted by the arrest of two black men who’d been sitting in a Philadelphia branch.
California judge rules that coffee needs to be sold with cancer warning
The lawsuit called for the coffee industry to remove acrylamide from its processing.
Every café in this Wicklow town now offers a discount for reusable cups
It’s estimated that over 200 million non-recyclable cups are disposed of annually in Ireland.
Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day
On average Irish adults drink four hot drinks a week, with those aged 16-24 are the biggest spenders.
'Coffee shops are the new pubs': How coffee took over Ireland - and what's coming next
In the age of Peak Coffee Shop, we talk to those at the heart of Ireland’s independent coffee industry.
Would you buy a coffee from this robot? It just started working at Japan's 'strange cafe'
A coffee will cost you about €2.50.
Opinion: Drink coffee on the go? It's time to start paying 25 cent for your disposable cups
Introducing this temporary levy could raise €300 million for recycling initiatives, writes Ian Fahey.
'It's a bittersweet day for me': Bobby Kerr is leaving his Insomnia coffee business
Over the last 20 years he has built the company into one of Ireland’s biggest coffee chains.
Poll: How often do you drink coffee?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
It's official: Coffee is good for you (but not too much, now)
Three or four cups a day leads to the greatest benefit, according to the study.
New green initiative for London buses as it's set to fuel them with... coffee
Some six thousand litres of oil extracted from ground coffee waste will be added to fuel tanks of the city’s transport authority on Monday.
Starbucks has lost its appeal over an unapproved outlet in Swords
The owners had claimed the premises was being used as a ‘shop’, not a café.
Coffee shops that reward customers with reusable cups advised to refuse dirty ones
An environmentalist has advised that coffee chains should give a 20-cent discount to customers who have reusable cups – but implementing that isn’t entirely straightforward.
Dublin cafés give out free coffee in protest against Starbucks expansion
The initiative was started by one business owner who was unhappy to hear about a new Starbucks opening.
The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee
Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.
Two studies show association between coffee-drinking and living longer
Altogether more than 680,000 took part in the two studies.