Coffee production results in large amounts of waste, but new research suggests at least part of that - the coffee pulp - could be recycled and used to speed up the recovery of tropical forests.
For many, a cup of coffee is part of their morning ritual - as is throwing the used coffee grounds into the bin. Why not use it for something else instead, like growing your own mushroom farm or making a fragrant fuel?
A pair of Glasgow-based social entrepreneurs want to give your used coffee grounds a new lease of life.
Most disposable coffee cups contain a lot of plastic and are a challenge to recycle. TrioCup's design uses origami to replace all those plastic lids with cleverly-folded, recyclable card.
Can digital tech make your coffee even tastier? The US startup Bext360 is banking on the blockchain to increase fairness and accountability in the coffee business.
Europe is a continent of coffee drinkers and our need for a convenient caffeine kick has one very obvious negative side effect - the ever-growing mountain of discarded one-use coffee cups. In Germany at least, they might have come up with a solution. RECUP is a simple reusable coffee cup sharing system, and it's rolling out across the country.
Coffee farmers often earn far too little for their product. In Peru, a startup is introducing them to a solar-powered technology that allows them to become coffee roasters and, consequently, increase their earning potential.
A team of Italian scientists has used old coffee grounds to create a foam that can get rid of lead and mercury from water.