Caffeine Crisis - Coffee Faces Climate Change Catastrophe

Caffeine Crisis - Coffee Faces Climate Change Catastrophe

Coffee demand is rising, but climate change is wreaking havoc on supply. The delicate arabica plant struggles with unpredictable weather. Heat and erratic rain patterns threaten yields and foster coffee rust. Farmers face economic strain, with low wages and labor shortages compounding the problem. With half of current coffee-growing land predicted to be unsuitable by 2050, new regions may become viable. However, the transition is fraught with risk and requires long-term planning. Some farmers are turning back to agroforestry to survive. The future of coffee hinges on adaptability and innovation.

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