How Is Climate Change Impacting Coffee Plants? These Solar Electrodes Are Working to Find Out

Climate change is threatening arabica coffee crops, which make up over half of the world’s coffee supply. Italian scientists have attached electrodes to 20 coffee plants to study if climate change is altering the taste of coffee. Electrical signals from the plants send messages to the electrodes, which are designed to tell humans what the plants need. Researchers in Europe predict that climate change will eliminate up to 50% of the land suitable for coffee growing by 2050. The solar-powered devices could help more than just your morning cup of coffee. Angelo Fienga, Director of Sustainable Solutions of Cisco, believes that if successful for coffee crops, this system principle could be applied to a wide range of agricultural sectors affected by climate change. The solar-powered devices could help determine if climate change is impacting coffee addiction.

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