Alarming news about the impact of climate change and other environmental factors on our beloved coffee plant has been announced. An unthinkable 60% of wild coffee species are already on the edge of extinction.
Scientists say these varieties are critical for the long-term survival of coffee production. They are crossed with domestic crops – Arabica and Robusta – to increase yield and versatility. This process will become even more crucial as the climate’s impact on coffee farming increases.
Ethiopia – Africa’s largest coffee exporter – is predicted to lose as much as 85% of locations where Arabica coffee can be grown by 2080. You can find out more about this story from the BBC here.
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