So coffee isn’t the first thing I think of when discussing the Birds and Bees…😳 But here me out! Birds help control pests that eat/ruin the coffee fruit and Bees help to pollinate the coffee plants! Plus, there’s more! From Phys.org: A recent study researched how birds helped control pests and how bees helped pollinate coffee farms. The research showed how working with wildlife can help farmers make more money. But it is just one example of the benefits nature gives us that we take for granted. Nature purifies the water we drink and the air we breathe, it helps […]
Is Global Warming Affecting Coffee Production?
In a word yes. this article explains it much better than I can. From CircleOfBlue.org Extreme weather is affecting the cost of coffee. Between April 2020 and December 2021, coffee prices increased 70% after droughts and frost destroyed crops in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee-producing country. The economic ramifications could be profound, since it’s estimated that as many as 120 million of the world’s poorest depend on coffee production for their survival. John Furlow, director of the Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), said coffee farmers in places like Costa Rica and Jamaica can’t just move […]
Premium Coffee Has Become More Available
Drinking coffee as a morning treat and smelling its soothing aroma have been enjoyed by coffee drinkers for thousands of years. But Premium coffee has not been available throughout history. People often use it to start off their days in the morning, as a warm drink during the winter, or even as a treat after meals. The coffee industry has evolved over the past few years, as more and more distributors have experimented with new ground coffees and coffee blends. Take advantage of the many benefits that premium coffee can offer you if you are a coffee drinker. Here are […]
What Is Causing Coffee To Be More Expensive?
Have you noticed that you are paying more for your favorite beverage, coffee? We’ll you are correct. An average cup at your local coffee shop averages about $4.50. Five years ago it was around $3.85. That is about a 17% increase, compared to an overall inflation rate of 10%. What is causing this sharp increase? There are a lot of issues factoring into this. The coffee industry runs on very thin margins and is a very competitive business. COVID lockdowns have disrupted the shipping of beans, which has adversely affected the supply of coffee worldwide. Another major disruptor of the […]
Newly Rediscovered Coffee Species Could Save The Industry From Climate Change!
Like so many other life forms, the world of coffee is threatened by the increasing temperatures and irregular rain patterns that are a result of climate change. The varieties that produce the best tasting coffee have had difficulty adapting to the threat but a species in West Africa can grow in harsher conditions and tastes like the highly quality Arabica bean. This species is called Stenophylla. It is a rare wild plant that is heat and drought tolerant as well. It comes at the right time as scientists estimate that about 50% of areas where coffee currently is cultivated will […]