60% of the planet’s wild coffee species face extinction. What that means for your morning caffeine kick.

60% of the planet’s wild coffee species face extinction. What that means for your morning caffeine kick.

January 30, 2019 Off By HomenGardenRS

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A triple whammy of disease, climate change, and deforestation has threatened around 60 percent of the planet’s wild coffee species. While this hasn’t yet imperiled the world’s coffee supply, it jeopardizes your favorite coffee’s resiliency in the face of profound planetary change.  

In new research published Wednesday in Science Advances, botanists and plant researchers determined that 75 of 124 wild coffee species are now threatened with extinction, based upon widely-used International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) criteria. For the coffee drinker, this matters:  Experts emphasize that wild species hold the key to maintaining a healthy, vibrant, and flavorful coffee supply. Read more…

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