01 Sep A Brewing Storm: The Climate Change on Coffee
1st September, 2016
A new report from the Climate Institute shows coffee quality and cost will be impacted by climate change, but there are things we can do today.
Climate change is already putting production and cost pressures on the supply of coffee in significant parts of the world’s ‘bean belt’ of coffee producing countries. To better understand the impacts of climate on global coffee supply, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand commissioned The Climate Institute to undertake research into these risks.
“Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day” said CEO of The Climate Institute, John Connor. “Yet coffee is just one of a multitude of things increasingly subject to negative climate impacts, and its negative flow-on effects.”
The report ‘A Brewing Storm: The climate change risks to coffee’ shows that increasing temperatures and extreme weather events could cut the area suitable for production by up to 50 percent, erode coffee quality and increase coffee prices for consumers.