Coffee lovers are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to make a better cup of filtered brew. Many believe it's the best way to unfold the beans' real flavor. Once just a cup of java, filtered coffee is on its way to becoming a gourmet beverage.
An indigenous community is trying to improve Vietnam's coffee reputation by growing better-quality, organic beans. There's more to the world's second-biggest producer than just instant coffee, they say.
British lawmakers have proposed a 25 pence ($0.34) charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle or ban them all within five years. Around 2.5 billion plastic-lined paper cups are used in Britain annually.
Finland became an independent nation exactly a century ago, facilitated by revolution in Russia. Now in the EU and the eurozone, but not in NATO, it's also a top performer in education, coffee consumption and motorsport.
As Cuba mourns the death of Fidel Castro, a pioneering reforestation project that evolved into a UNESCO reserve and unique eco-community showcases both the country's socialist heritage, and its future challenges.
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