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University of Surrey academic wins top prize for research into coffee waste

GUILDFORD, UK — A University of Surrey academic has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Newton Prize for ground breaking res...

Here is the scientific reason you can’t go without your morning coffee

MILAN – There’s nothing that can brighten up your morning quite like your morning coffee. Whether you drink it for the buz...

Wild coffee plants and chocolate’s tree are surprisingly poorly protected

CALI, Colombia — Headlines about threatened plant species often focus on hardwood plundered from the Amazon or obscure pla...

Sugar is addictive because we pathologize pleasure, scientists say

MILAN — Stories celebrating sugar-free lifestyles dominate social media fitness feeds, wellness websites and self-developm...

Lithuanian women love coffee more than men: the cause may lie in genes

MILAN – A recent study carried out in Lithuania showed that 22% of men and only 7.5 % of women do not drink coffee. Meanwh...

Research explains why we shouldn’t like the bitter taste of coffee, but we do

CHICAGO, U.S. — Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the b...

Mars Wrigley accepting submissions for chocolate history research grants

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, U.S. — A total of $50,000 in grant money for chocolate history research is being awarded by Mars Wrigley...

El Niño Alert continues, positive Indian Ocean Dipole is underway

MELBOURNE, Australia — The tropical Pacific Ocean continues developing towards El Niño, while in the Indian Ocean, a posit...

The Indians of the Ecuadorian Amazon were using cocoa 5300 years ago

MONTPELLIER, France — Traces of cocoa dating back 5300 years have been found in ancient pots in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Thi...

Researchers from University of Surrey transform coffee waste into electricity

GUILDFORD, UK — Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa and his team discovered that the community of microbes found in a wastewater tre...