On International Coffee Day, we turn our attention to the topic on everyone’s minds after last week: the climate crisis. Like almost everything we consume, coffee is already suffering the effects of a changing climate.
Yet coffee cultivation is a driver of the very processes that are speeding up the climate breakdown. How to meet growing global demand for coffee while preventing it from fueling deforestation — and while protecting it from the effects of a changing climate? We turned to Conservation International’s Bambi Semroc to explain.