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How do you like your coffee?

How different are cafes of the 21st century from the very first coffee houses? Cafes have become free wifi hotspots. Has the internet replaced the lively debate and intellectual discussions that used to be their main feature in the past? Rob and Catherine discuss this over a coffee and teach you new vocabulary.

This week’s question

How many cups of coffee do we consume in coffee shops or stores in the UK every year? Is it…

a) 2.3 million

b) 23 million or

c) 23 billion?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary

debate
a discussion that a lot of people take part in

stimulating
encouraging new ideas and enthusiasm

consume
eat or drink, (also) use

vibe
the mood or atmosphere in a place

squatter
someone who lives in an empty building without paying rent

hog
use all or most of something in a selfish way

November 16, 2017

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