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 […]
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 […]