The Salt’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro enlightens us to the disaster brewing in Brazil and the effect it will have on coffee. Read on for more information below.
- The warmer temperatures of climate change are being felt in Brazil, the world’s biggest coffee-producing nation
- The three years of drought that have come with this hotter Brazilian clime have taken its toll on the coffee belt; the state is down on its usual crop of robusta coffee beans by 30%
- The long-term effect on coffee has yet to be determined, but more and more Brazilian farmers are diversifying into other crop markets—which doesn’t bode well