Coffee Shops

Conor Christofferson

Dear Seattle, Careful You Don't End Up Like Us. Love, Amsterdam

Retail cannabis stores are getting ready to open in Washington state. But at the same time in the Netherlands, decades of permissive pot policies are being eroded. 

MIT Media Lab

A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

How "walkable coffee shops" might foster a better sense of community.

Starbucks

The Digital Tip Trap

Cashless payments are great, but not if they nudge us toward paying more than we meant to.

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At This 'Anti-Cafe,' You Pay Just to Sit Around

But the coffee is free.

Darin Jensen

San Francisco's Mission District in 22 Maps

An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.

Reuters

Why Tehran Shut Down Its Coffee Shops

Police shuttered 87 establishments this weekend. Perhaps gatherings of caffeinated, web-savvy young people make the government nervous?