14 May '12, 9am

Cafédirect: Coffee crisis looms as climate impacts intensify

Cafédirect: Coffee crisis looms as climate impacts intensify

Your morning cup of coffee is likely to become significantly more expensive at the same time as quality levels "return to the 1950s". That is the stark warning contained in a new report from fairtrade coffee supplier Cafédirect, which predicts that up to three-quarters of the world's coffee is at growing risk from climate change impacts that are already disrupting supplies and pushing up prices. FURTHER READING Defra and WRAP plan to shake up soft drinks industry MPs demand joined up policy to fix 'failed' food system "Two-thirds of high-quality Arabica coffee comes from small holders who operate in vulnerable areas," Wolfgang Weinmann, head of strategic development at the company, told BusinessGreen . "They do not have the resilience that larger organisations have and, at the same time, are located in tropical areas where, according to climate predictions, there will be w...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2174385/cafedirect-c...

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