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World Could Soon ‘Run Out Of Coffee’ Due To Global Warming

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World Could Soon ‘Run Out Of Coffee’ Due To Global Warming

Lower production volumes of coffee results in a price increase.


Coffee might become a thing of luxury in the United Kingdom as global warming is presently threatening crops.

With low prices also driving farmers out of business, experts are seeking businesses to invest more to assist coffee growers to get new equipment as well as plant new crops.

Temperature excesses, crippling market prices, and humidity are compelling coffee producers in Peru to venture into another source of income.

Coffee might become a thing of luxury in the United Kingdom as global warming is presently threatening crops

Accordingly, pests and diseases are increasingly triggering reduced harvests of lower-quality beans. The farmers of the Arabica beans, majorly behind the flat whites and cappuccinos are forsaking their farms as well as turning into other crops including Sugar Cane.



At the same time, farmers are also being forced to develop a delicate coffee plant on cooler, higher land as increasing annual average temperature reduces large paths of ground unfitting.

Coffee plants have been badly affected by coffee rust

Experts have, however, feared that half of the land presently used in growing coffee across the globe could be inappropriate for the purpose by 2050.

The environmental consequences of the aforementioned could certainly be severe. With increased deforestation very much possible to clear out new areas, the quality of coffee could be diminished.

While farmers are turning to new varieties, lower production volumes of coffee can result in a price increase, experts warn.



In Piura’s valley district of Montero, leaf rust continues to reduce yields after a devastating outbreak 5years ago

‘Coffee sales have grown and it has become a well-known product. We can pick up a coffee from all different price ranges and I think if we don’t invest now, then coffee might be a thing of luxury.’

‘If 50% of the land being used for coffee isn’t going to be suitable for it by 2050 and with coffee farmers leaving their farms, there won’t be enough coffee.’ Catherine David, the Fairtrade Head of Commercial Partnerships told the PA.

Source: Dailymail





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