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Coffee Could Become Rare Luxury As Farms Hit By Climate Change, Fairtrade Warns

From: independent.co.uk

The damaging effects of climate change are negatively impacting coffee production, so much so that the beverage could soon become a rare luxury, Fairtrade has warned.

Catherine David, head of commercial partnerships at Fairtrade, says that extreme temperatures, increased humidity and pests are impacting the health and quality of the Arabica bean in Peru.

This, coupled with the fact that suitable terrain is extremely limited – experts predict that up to half the land currently used to grow coffee will become unusable by 2050 – is forcing coffee producers to turn to other sources of income as they struggle to harvest healthy crops.

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