Cafe culture in Buenos Aires – in pictures

Via Instagram, Vicky Martínez beautifully captures the timeless atmosphere of the Argentinian capital’s cafe scene

Prague’s cryptocurrency cafe: a perfect brew of beans and bitcoins

The terms espresso bar and ‘anarchic ethical hacker collective’ don’t usually go together but this radical bitcoin-only hub in the Czech capital is no ordinary cafe

Forget skinny lattes. In Hanoi the best coffee comes with egg yolk

A milk shortage in the 1940s led an enterprising barman to cast around for alternatives – and so cà phê trúng, Vietnamese egg coffee, was born

Spain’s best coffee? Get your shot at La Palma’s award-winning hotspot

On the Canary Island of La Palma, the owner of the small, sustainably run El Cafe de Don Manuel makes espressos and barraquitos that buzz with life

Mallorca’s mystery festive pastry

The origins of the island’s coiled ensaïmadas Mallorquina are unknown – is it Moorish, is it Jewish? Well, it can come with pumpkin jam or spicy sausage and is certainly moreish

How to order the perfect coffee around the world – and the best cafes

Where would you order uma bica, and do you know your cortado from your lágrima? Here’s how to ask for a coffee in 10 cities around the world, plus the pick of cafes old and new.