One of my favourite columnists, Paul Krugman, an economist who writes for the New York Times, has just been announced as the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.
The Economics award is not one of the original Nobel Prize categories but was created in memory of Alfred Nobel in 1968 by the Swedish central bank.
Very exciting for him I am sure, and it will no doubt increase the pressure on the Bush administration over its current handling of the economic crisis as Krugman has been quite critical of Paulson's approach.
This has nothing whatsoever to do with coffee!
Unless of course your stock portfolio has tanked and you can no longer afford to visit cafes - if this is the case I have some economic advice of my own to offer - home roasting is cheaper than buying roasted coffee!