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In fall of 2018, Starbucks’ coffee was found to have connections to forced labor plantations where workers were subject to debt bondage and unsafe working conditions. This was 8 months after they were named one of the World’s Most Ethical companies for the 12th year in a row.

Starbucks has a Slave Labor Problem Once again, Brazilian labor inspectors have found slave labor1 on plantations where Starbucks buys coffee. And not just any plantations, but ones that have been “certified” to Starbucks’ C.A.F.E. Practices standards. This marks the second time in nine months that this has happened, pointing to a huge systemic problem …

In fall of 2018, Starbucks’ coffee was found to have connections to forced labor plantations where workers were subject to debt bondage and unsafe working conditions. This was 8 months after they were named one of the World’s Most Ethical companies for the 12th year in a row. Read More »

To prove that coffee is unhealthy, King Gustav experimented with a twin, one drank enormous amounts of coffee, the other one, tea. Both samples outlived the researchers and King Gustav

This King Hated Coffee So Much He Tried to Kill Someone With It There are 92 references to coffee in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, whose protagonist, Lisbeth Salander, wreaks bloody revenge in Stieg Larsson’s Swedish crime thrillers. Indeed, people in the Scandinavian country drink the equivalent of 18 pounds of coffee every year, …

To prove that coffee is unhealthy, King Gustav experimented with a twin, one drank enormous amounts of coffee, the other one, tea. Both samples outlived the researchers and King Gustav Read More »

While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently – meaning caffeine production developed at least twice.

In the same way, it looks like caffeine actually evolved twice on the planet, once in tea and once in coffee. It’s thought that caffeine evolved in coffee to help protect the plant from predators, and it also helps with pollination. This suggests that the ability to make caffeine evolved at least twice, in the …

While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently – meaning caffeine production developed at least twice. Read More »