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Thread: The end of coffee?

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    The end of coffee?

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    Depressing thought - but could we save the day?

    https://www.theguardian.com/food/201...e-worlds-beans

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    I am cultivating an elevated jungle in my backyard, just in case.
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    I suspect the cultivation of coffee will be the least of our problems in 2069.

    Feeding the masses will be the biggest challenge.

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    Hi

    We just need to convince the current tea drinkers to stick with what they like and in some countries with large numbers of aspiring middle class persons to drink tea and not coffee. Then there will be enough for us into our retirement :-)

    Mike

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    The issue not mentioned in the article is the impact on price.
    Coffee grown and picked in Australia would not be expected to be competitive with the low-labour-cost suppliers that presently exist.
    There will always be suppliers for a product with a proven on-going demand such as coffee but it may well be that growing locations will change and maybe the cost factors.
    In the meantime I will continue to enjoy as much really good bean as I can at current prices.
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    World's coffee under threat, say experts

    The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction...

    ...Research published in the journal, Science Advances, found conservation measures were "inadequate" for wild coffees, including those considered "critical" for long-term global coffee production.

    The study found that 75 wild coffee species are considered threatened with extinction, 35 are not threatened and too little is known about the remaining 14 to make any judgement.

    Furthermore, it was found that 28% of wild coffee species grow outside protected areas and only about half are preserved in seed banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    World's coffee under threat, say experts




    Java "The what be changing?" phile
    Yeah I read that today, wowza...

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    Ditto...

    Quite worrisome to say the least.
    Seems to be happening to quite a few plants that we depend on very heavily.

    Mal.



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