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€90 Coffee pod machines are hugely popular, with a no-mess, no-fuss approach to brewing the perfect coffee. There are no coffee grounds to deal with,(...)

Out for a walk on a bright spring morning on Shankill Beach in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

What’s so good about it? Much like its neighbours Killiney and Bray, the south Co Dublin coastal suburb of Shankill was developed in the 19th century(...)

“Coffee shops may have reached saturation point in cities, with Starbucks, Insomnia or Costa at almost every street corner.” Photograph: iStock
What’s ahead for hospitality?

Paul Keeley, Fáilte Ireland “In terms of big macro trends, we are seeing continued interest in heritage and culture but increasingly in ‘learn to’, t(...)

Centrica chief executive Iain Conn: failed to act swiftly enough to reshape the business. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Shareholders in Bord Gáis Energy parent group Centrica, Britain’s biggest energy supplier, will not be sorry to see the back of Iain Conn. He started(...)

 Sally Rooney: youngest winner of Costa Novel Award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Novelist Sally Rooney has won the Costa Novel Award for her second novel, Normal People, becoming the youngest recipient of the award, the most presti(...)

Starbuck’s new flagship store in Milan Italy: The Seattle firm will have to pull out all the stops to impress Italians who have long said “no” to takeaway coffee

Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, will realise its chairman’s dream on Friday when it opens an upmarket roastery and cafe in Milan, but the(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  in New York on Friday. The S&P 500 and  Dow Jones Industrial Average were largely flat on the day. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stocks ended August much as they began the month – under the dark cloud of a potentially worsening trade war. Poor sentiment over trade hit s(...)

College Green branch in Dublin of Costa Coffee. Photograph: Frank Miller

Have we finally hit peak coffee? After years of gravity-defying growth, sales at Britain’s biggest coffee shop chain, Costa Coffee, have ground to a v(...)

Independent coffee shops say it is hard to compete against Starbucks. Photograph: Getty

Tuesday’s great coffee giveaway across Dublin which was prompted by news that the city is to get another Starbucks was a hit and miss affair with some(...)

Emily Murphy from St Mary’s Secondary School Mallow with her project on the production and combustion of fuel pellets made from waste coffee grounds at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is like getting something from nothing, turning messy wet coffee grounds into usable energy. This is a project brought to the BT Young Scientist a(...)

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