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Coffee shop Wi-Fi is the most dangerous of all according to security experts

That free Wi-Fi connection in your local coffee shop could be a serious risk to your personal details according to data and security experts.

Consumers need to be aware of the risks and security loopholes that could cause them to become victims of fraud, identity theft and much more.

But what can we do to minimise the risk of having our data stolen or repurposed?

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Suffering from chronic pain? Have a coffee

A US study has found that coffee is much better than standard over-the-counter pills for chronic pain relief.

The study was conducted by the Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BDMC) and found that tiredness dramatically increases our pain sensitivity.

So to counteract this effect, scientists gave exhausted lab mice either painkillers, coffee or more time asleep, and it’s they surprisingly found that coffee was the best ailment. …continue reading Suffering from chronic pain? Have a coffee

Society job: IT Assistant

We have some amazing news! Caffe Society are hiring once again! Our IT & Marketing team is seeking a new member to aid our growing IT operations!

This is a great opportunity to join a tight-knit team that (at least if you ask us!) is the heartbeat of the company – apart from the coffee of course. …continue reading Society job: IT Assistant

A phone case that makes coffee?

In an age where are smartphones have become mere extensions of who we perceive ourselves to be, the ability to question anything, entertain ourselves and constantly stay connected is a real benefit but also a curse.

Whilst we might have applications that can turn on the lights provided your lights are compatible or control our heating, provided you have a WiFi connected boiler, there seems to be a real gap in the market for coffee.

But wait, one enterprising Italian startup has realised that our need for espresso is so great, they’ve designed and created a phone case that allows you to make coffee on the go. …continue reading A phone case that makes coffee?

The world’s smallest cup of coffee

Forewarning, this is about to a cuteness overload. If you can’t handle the cuteness, then we suggest you try reading something little less cute

A Finnish artist has decided to create the world’s smallest cup of coffee, and well, it’s probably one of the best things we’ve seen for a very long time.

Made from a solitary coffee bean, the brew looks like it would be the perfect way for mice to indulge in a caffeine addiction. …continue reading The world’s smallest cup of coffee

How sweaty cyclists have killed off one Birmingham coffee shop

A shift in the commuting dynamic of Birmingham office staff has seen one popular independent coffee shop forced closed in favour of luxury shower facilities and bicycle parking spaces.

Opening in 2011, the popular artisan 6/8 Kafe was voted Best Coffee Shop in Birmingham for 2014 and 2017, and even made the Independent’s Top 50 Coffee Shops in the UK in January 2013.

It’s a sad day when a much loved and lauded coffee shop has to close, but could this be a sign of the times? …continue reading How sweaty cyclists have killed off one Birmingham coffee shop

Why airplane coffee tastes terrible, and what to drink instead

The world is a much smaller place than it was even just a decade ago, and with cheaper flights becoming the norm thanks to companies such as Ryanair and easyJet, airplanes are becoming almost second homes to people all over the globe.

One major problem with air travel has always been the apparent low quality of food and drink when cruising at 30,000 feet above the ground.

None of this is more prominent than with our beloved coffee, tasting weak, slightly sour and just all around unpleasant. But why does it taste so poor whilst up in the air?

…continue reading Why airplane coffee tastes terrible, and what to drink instead

Society Install: Mad Hatter, Matlock

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Matlock’s newest hotspot for cocktails, food and of course quality coffee is now open!

Slap bang in the middle of the small Derbyshire town, this is the perfect place to come for espresso martinis and more before, during or after your night out.

Primarily a coffee shop, the cool location and cosy surrounds make this a a great place to come with your family or friends no matter the time of day. …continue reading Society Install: Mad Hatter, Matlock

Costa charge man £599 for a cup of coffee

We get that artisan coffee shops are going to cost us more, but coffee chain Costa? The company that pioneered the doubled handled mug for larger cups of cheap coffee?

Unfortunately, the high street chain served up an eye-wateringly large bill for one unsuspecting customer after a trip to the Costa at the Royal Surry County Hospital.

51-year old Paul Harris, popped into the Costa Coffee store at the Guildford hospital for a quick caffeine boost whilst visiting his son and ended up being charged a whopping £599!

…continue reading Costa charge man £599 for a cup of coffee