Trouble Brewing for Coffee
Beware, coffee lovers: climate change could disrupt your precious morning cup of joe. Coffee beans could lose half of their farmable land by 2050 as temperatures and weather patterns become more extreme and less predictable. This could lead to scarcer yields and pricier brews. But there is hope that unique varieties and novel farming techniques could change coffee’s destiny. The transition will require massive investments and many observers question whether the industry can meet the challenge.
Aaron P. Davis (Senior Research Leader of Crops and Global Change, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
Amanda Grossi (Senior Africa Regional Manager, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute, Columbia University)
Jonathan Morris (Research Professor in History, University of Hertfordshire)
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