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Your Coffee Is Getting Fancier, But Is It Getting Better For The World? - Co.Exist

Your Coffee Is Getting Fancier, But Is It Getting Better For The World? - Co.Exist | Coffee | Scoop.it
Your Coffee Is Getting Fancier, But Is It Getting Better For The World?
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It's a much larger market than the market for fair-trade certified coffee, and farmers are responding to that, with some unforeseen consequences.
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The Future Of Coffee Looks Bitter And Pricey, Courtesy Of Climate Change - Co.Exist

The Future Of Coffee Looks Bitter And Pricey, Courtesy Of Climate Change - Co.Exist | Coffee | Scoop.it
The Future Of Coffee Looks Bitter And Pricey, Courtesy Of Climate Change Co.Exist The challenge with growing coffee is that it's somewhat unique among the world's major commodity crops: It's almost exclusively grown in developing countries--often...
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Serious damage detected in Brazil's 2015 coffee crop

Serious damage detected in Brazil's 2015 coffee crop | Coffee | Scoop.it

LAVRAS, Brazil, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Farmers and researchers are detecting serious damage to Brazil's coffee plants after a drought earlier this year and say farmers in 2015 could harvest the smallest arabica crop in a decade.

 

The worst stretch of hot, dry weather on record in Brazil's coffee belt has already cut 30 percent from the nearly harvested 2014 crop in some regions and pushed arabica prices up 55 percent in the last 12 months to a two-year high.


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Study explains why farmers lost patience with coffee

A recent study paints a bleak future for coffee production in Kenya because of unstable prices.
The study, presented at at the World Agroforestry Centre (Icraf) last week, shows that young farmers have lost their patience with coffee and are therefore venturing into other enterprises or moving to cities.
The study shows that many Kenyans lost hope with coffee after the collapse of the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) in the 1980s.
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