Warming temperatures & extreme weather put the coffee bean at risk.
Over half of Americans drink coffee every day, on average 3 cups a day— that’s 66 billion cups a year!! And even just here in Springfield, one of our own local coffee shops, they roast 400-600 pounds of beans…a week!!
That’s a lot of coffee.
Aside from tap water, coffee is America’s most consumed beverage. Sleepy eyed mondays would just be terrible without it!
But a new study shows that could be a new reality. As temperatures warm and heavy rain and drought become more extreme due to climate change, the coffee crop is at risk.