Is the world's coffee supply running out?

A drop in global coffee supply, plus concerns regarding climate change, is fueling fears that the world's coffee supply could run out

A drop in global coffee supply, plus concerns regarding climate change, is fueling fears that the world's coffee supply could run out
A drop in global coffee supply, plus concerns regarding climate change, is fueling fears that the world's coffee supply could run out

World coffee supplies are decreasing, leading to fears that supply will eventually run out, claims a recent report by news channel AJ+.

The report highlights figures which suggest that while world demand for coffee is increasing, supply is down.  In Costa Rica alone, coffee exports for January 2016 were down by 20%.

The issues effecting this decrease in supply include the number of coffee farmers giving up their farms in favour of more profitable and stable livelihoods in cities, AJ+ stated.

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Other issues believe to be placing global coffee supply in danger include global warning. According to a past report by AJ+ on the subject, the effect of unpredictable climate creates conditions that have lead to increased fungus growth on crops at farms in Latin America.

Consequently, there is believed to be a direct correlation between the warm and wet seasons (acerbated in the region by climate change) and coffee leaf rust, a form of fungus that can destroy coffee crops.

 

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