There has been an angry reaction on social media after a coffee shop expert revealed that the ‘H’ symbol on coffee cups stands for ‘Halal.’

Thousands of Facebook and Twitter users admitted that they were unaware of this, and this shock soon turned to anger as they realised that they were not being given a choice in the matter.

Marsha Frenulum told us that she was ‘outraged beyond belief.’

She added, ‘I have been buying coffee every day before work for the last ten years from a well-known chain, and I just feel like I have been deceived in the worst possible way.’

‘People have told me that Halal milking can be incredibly barbaric compared to the more conventional Western methods.’

‘I don’t know for sure, but I have heard that Halal coffee beans are roasted at temperatures of up to 5000 degrees Celsius which is incredibly cruel.’