Are you missing your daily trip to the coffee shop? So are roasters and coffee farmers.
The closure of cafés across America has led to growing uncertainty for growers and small roasters within the $18-billion-a-year industry.
Coffee culture is inextricably tied to the Latin American producers who grow much of the beans imported to America. These coffee farmers have been battling the environmental impacts of climate change and coffee rust for years, but now COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains and endangering the American coffee imports they rely on.