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Are you using and abusing caffeine? If so, help is at hand. Researchers from Penn State University in the US have developed Caffeine Zone, an app to help determine when caffeine may give you a mental boost and when it could mess up sleep patterns.

Tuesday, 21 February, 2012, 12:00am

Big business can unite the world

Ever since the world economy began to open up, there have been supporters and critics of globalisation. This is the process by which businesses and other organisations gain influence abroad, or operate on an international scale.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Brew master hones skill after roasting rivals

He wears a white outfit and is sweating intently over a row of brews bubbling away in what appears to be a chemistry experiment in a university laboratory. But it's not what you think. Vincent Hung Ka-wai is brewing coffee, and it's not just the run of the mill type you get at a cafe.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bittersweet truths - just like life

Acoffee workshop had an energising effect on a group of Young Post readers who learned about coffee beans, the history of the beverage and the art of making a mouth-watering cup of espresso. The young participants at last month's event, sponsored by Lavazza Hong Kong Training Centre, realised that coffee- making is about more than beans and hot water.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Coffee culture

Coffee has soared in popularity among city teenagers since foreign coffee chains hit town a decade or more ago.

Starbucks and Pacific Coffee are packed with youngsters on their laptops or iPhones out of school hours. But, for all the mocha, latte, skinny or soy choices, most coffee addicts do not know a lot about what they are drinking.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Caffeine boost may have health risks

Many people drink coffee every day for an energy boost. There are different kinds of coffee in coffee shops, such as latte, mochaccino, cappuccino and fresh brew.

No matter how it's served, coffee is truly a popular global drink.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: coffee culture

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

My search for the perfect cuppa - and why it's bean so long

Jose Kawashima is tanned a deep brown, a legacy of the time he's spent in far-flung regions, tending to the little bean that so many of us take for granted. He looks as if he'd be more comfortable in a Panama hat than his business suit.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Scented wall mosaic

A group of students have used an unusual medium to make art - coffee beans. The budding artists, aged seven to 15, took part in the two-hour Beat Art Workshop organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Starbucks Coffee Hong Kong last month.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am


Q Are the Tuen Mun Park self-entertainment zones and time restrictions fair?

Yes, they are more than fair. Many people do not know that sound travels upwards, so what may be an acceptable level of 'music' on the ground will not be on the 10th floor of an apartment building.

18 May 2006 - 12:00am

The art of coffee

Name: Barry Yuen Sam-yeung Age: 43 Occupation: Barista trainer

Young Post: How did you become interested in coffee?

Yuen: I studied dancing before and I travelled around the world giving performances.

One time I visited some coffee farms in Southeast Asia and I wanted to learn more about them.

20 May 2005 - 12:00am

Black Gold: A Dark History of Coffee

Black Gold: A Dark History of Coffee

By Antony Wild

Harper Perennial $144

8 May 2005 - 12:00am


Coffee is not just a drink that provides a kick-start to your day - it is also a popular flavouring in desserts, confections and even savoury dishes. On menus, it is often listed under exotic-sounding names such as 'cappuccino creme brulee', 'espresso sorbet' or 'mocha mousse cake'.

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Coffee's big comeback

Coffee shops seem to have suddenly sprung up in our streets and shopping malls like mushrooms. Where have they come from? In Yorkshire where I live, you can't walk a block without smelling the wafting aroma of brewing coffee. How did we manage before these cosy, friendly drinking establishments invited us to quench our thirst with their steaming brews?

27 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Coffee Culture

On Thursday, Blair Donaldson, a Hong Kong-based coffee consultant and owner of Cafe Zambra, will 'spill the beans on the secret to good coffee'. The evening offers an introduction to the history of coffee growing, the technique of roasting beans and 'coffee cuisine'. Coffee and refreshments will be served with finger food. Thu, 6.30pm. Cafe Zambra (upstairs), 239 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai. $100.

21 Oct 2002 - 12:00am