Climate Danger and Coffee

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


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