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Wild Arabica Coffee Could Be Extinct in 70 Years, Due to Climate Change

Offbeat  (tags: environment, coffee beans, extinction )

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You know that carbon emissions cause rising temperatures and they, in turn, cause extreme weather. But it's not just your weather that rising temperatures are threatening. According to a study by researchers at Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew,

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jan b. (5)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:15 am
This is an unbearable thought. I started drinking warm coffee--half and half milk as a child before going to school.

Judy C. (99)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:35 am
That is indeed a horrible thought!

Chris Otahal (511)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:59 pm
What a strange irony ... deforestation created by clearing forests for this coffee species (it is sun loving) is a major contributor to climate change and now climate change may ultimately wipe it out ... more the reason to chose shade grown (bird friendly) coffee rather than arabica coffee!

. (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:06 pm
When are the powers that be going to get it!

june t. (66)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:28 pm
The companies that produce shade grown (bird friendly) coffee ought to start marketing their coffees this way. I didn't know there were sun loving coffee beans and shade loving coffee beans. I would think twice about the coffee I buy if I saw some promoting themselves with this info. Thanks for the article.

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:35 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:40 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Carol H. (229)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:10 am
noted, thanks

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:00 am
Yes, I like my coffee, but if the Arabica is gone we still have others. This is not really the point though. Climate change is changing everything, not only coffee. As for me, I am 72, still have a cup a day and in 70 years I will not know what coffee was all about. Planet earth may not even exsist anymore, so my friends enjoy like there is no tomorrow.
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