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By Tom Chatfield  

Coffee has always played a big part in my life—especially since I started work at Prospect—but I also seem to be reading about it a lot at the moment. Perhaps because there’s a film exploring the economics of coffee currently on release, Anna Pickard recently came riding to the defence of corporate coffee on the Guardian‘s blog; while, over on Slate, I’ve been retrospectively delighting in Ron Rosenbaum’s demolition of this op-ed by the prodigiously well-qualified Stanley Fish.

The British Coffee Association also have some thrilling things to tell you about the world’s most popular drink, including the facts that…

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