If you’re drinking coffee, there’s a good chance that all or part of it comes from Brazil. That country produces the most coffee in the world, and the United States is its main customer. Brazilian farmers, on the other hand, are currently experiencing the worst drought in in a century. According to NPR’s Philip Reeves, this is a source of concern for both Brazilians and Americans.
PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Downtown Rio de Janeiro commuters arrive for work. Maria Pereira sits at a booth on the sidewalk, selling coffee from a flask to passers-by in need of a caffeine boost before heading to work.