In marketing terms it's a match made in moneymaking heaven - but George Clooney, king of cool turned emperor of the coffee-pod people, may be serving up a less-than-perfect brew as a caffeine pitchman. Clooney promotes a product whose invasion of our homes may come with serious environmental consequences.

Now, Clooney's corporate partner Nespresso - market leader in a coffee-capsule sector that has grown by almost 1000 per cent in five years - faces having to defend its ''sustainability program'' to the federal consumer watchdog.

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