Travels with Filter Kaapi

Shylashri Shankar

How coffee became an Indian drink

VG Siddhartha (1959-2019): The Death of a Coffee Baron

If Siddhartha was indeed dragooned into a watery grave, then the country owes it to him to probe deeper into a crisis

Bean There, Done That

India is catching up with the single-origin movement

Reading Tea Leaves

If diversity and pluralism is at the core of Indian gastronomic culture, tea is the defining symbol of British identity

On My Own

My glass is certainly more than half full.

Noel Tata as Café Revolutionary

The rumour that Ratan Tata’s half brother Noel might head Tata Starbucks’ cafe venture has a truly compelling appeal

Starbucks’ Indian Beach-head

What does Starbucks’ entry mean for the roughly half-a-million Indian farmers who grow coffee and 600,000 others involved in roasting, trading and other corollary industries?


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