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Losing Land, Beans, & Sleep: Climate Change Impacts on Coffee

From ozarksfirst.com

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.

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