On Coffee.: London’s Biofuels, Coffee in a Vault, Jamaica talks China, A Yemen Journey, Rust in Colombia. Nov. 22

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1: As Londoners drink 20 million cups of coffee a day, it could provide enough oil to power a third of Transport for London’s entire network.

2: Jamaican coffee farmers and exporters, the ambassador said, should consider tapping into China’s mushrooming middle class.

3: I guess we all want to know whether this black gold we pour into our mouths every few hours is a blessing or a curse….Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, and the good news is that a newly published report says it may reduce the risk of liver disease by 70 percent.

4: You may want to put the kettle on before you read the rest of this..”.Keeping coffee fresh for extended periods of time has been the holy grail for roasters ever since we started roasting coffee through coffee.” says Todd Carmichael, CEO and co-founder of La Colombe. “The MiniVault is the product of thinking outside of the traditional box and recognizing that if you retort the gassing process, you dramatically slow the aging of the coffee.”

5:  Getting the coffee out of Yemen with bombs falling forced [Mokhtar Alkhanshali] to escape in a small boat across the Red Sea, carrying with coffee. beans from the villages.

6:  Coffee rust is a disease with the power to cripple, or even wipe out, the country’s national product, the base of one of its biggest industries, and one of its most important sources of foreign currency.