Dire news indeed....
Full article here: Coffee under threat - BBC NewsCoffee drinkers could face poorer-tasting, higher-priced brews, as a warming climate causes the amount of land suitable for coffee production to shrink, say scientists from Londonís Kew Gardens.
Coffee production in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the high quality Arabica coffee bean and Africaís largest exporter, could be in serious jeopardy over the next century unless action is taken, according to a report, published today.
ďIn Ethiopia and all over the world really, if we do nothing there will be less coffee, it will probably taste worse and will cost more,Ē Dr Aaron Davis, coffee researcher at Kew and one of the reportís authors, told the BBC.
Java "Getting to warm" phile
Toys! I must have new toys!!!
Other growing areas will open up. Maybe they will be in more stable countries so we can grow yemen quality coffee in.melbourne. that would be a plus
Though labour costs are much higher in the countries likely to open up, won't help price!
Then again, we have a pretty good record of screwing our primary producers here... 🤔
The other issue - I am unaware of any coffee bean which has maintained all of its regional attributes when transported elsewhere.
I guess the good news is that some new flavours will appear, however some old favourites may well disappear.