Coffee shops have come a long way since Charles II tried to ban them in 1675. Earlier this week, a Costa in Nottingham received over 1700 applications for just eight jobs, which isn’t surprising, considering the unstoppable popularity of those small, brown, caffeinated beans (and the fact that HMV and Clinton Cards had recently closed in the same area). If you’re a fan of latte, you’re definitely not alone. Pop the kettle on (or dig out the cafetiere) and take a look…