Your morning coffee could soon taste a little different. Cafés are beginning to serve flat whites and lattes made from a bean that can grow in the more challenging conditions brought about by climate change, The Times has reported.

Unlike the common arabica and robusta varieties, liberica can survive in hotter and drier climes, but for many years was shunned for its allegedly unpleasant flavour. Now, as the planet warms, it is making a comeback.

Nigel Motley, 31, is the owner of one of the first UK coffee shops offering the “hipster” bean. Ninety per cent of his customers are trendy millennials interested in “new, sustainable coffee varieties” he said. The Times met Motley at the Kapihan café in south London to try the brew.

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