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Coffee Crisis!

July 16, 2019

By Paul Homewood


h/t Joe Public



Back in 2015, the Telegraph told us that global warming was going to kill off coffee harvests:



Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew have begun a desperate bid to find a new bean of coffee which can thrive as the climate warms, before the world’s supplies run out.

Currently, just one variety of coffee bean – Coffea arabica – is primarily grown throughout the world by manufacturers. But it cannot survive at high temperatures, and botanists fear that up to 100 per cent of current crops will be lost by 2080 if climate change predictions for global warming hold true.



Apparently what they really meant was that coffee production would increase!


In 2019, a latte – foam art and all – costs the average US coffee drinker around $5 (£4). So why are the farmers who grew the beans behind your morning brew abandoning their plantations for different crops, different jobs, or even to seek asylum in a different country?

The world’s coffee industry is in crisis. This May, coffee prices fell to their lowest point in over a decade at $0.88 (£0.70) per pound.

The dip is largely due to two years of surplus from Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer, which has had a serious impact on growers around the world by pushing millions of kilograms of beans onto the market.

  1. July 16, 2019 10:37 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. David Parker permalink
    July 16, 2019 12:40 pm

    Frost is a more serious enemy of coffee than heat.

  3. Eliza permalink
    July 16, 2019 12:42 pm

    Viva Brazil!!!

  4. Paul H permalink
    July 16, 2019 12:48 pm

    Well I never!

  5. July 16, 2019 1:24 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    The biggest threat these past few years to coffee has been frost not heat;

  6. Timothy McCoy permalink
    July 16, 2019 3:17 pm

    Can’ beat Supply and Demand laws. Spiceman


  7. Derrick Byford permalink
    July 16, 2019 5:07 pm

    If only someone was recording every single failed claim / prediction of climate alarmists over the last 30 years (quite a substantial tome by now) and presented a copy to all our politicians.

    Any genuine scientist would also then have to agree that the theory underpinning CAGW has been invalidated over and over again and must be discarded. Unfortunately climate modellers and alarmists with the help of a compliant MSM get away with just ignoring the evidence and continue to amplify the Crisis Klaxon.

    • July 16, 2019 5:30 pm

      Have you looked at It’s something along the lines you request.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      July 17, 2019 1:42 pm

      Our politicians don’t do ‘reading things’ other than their write ups from the lame legacy media.

  8. July 16, 2019 5:33 pm

    When I saw the BBC headline, I immediately thought that some new pathogen or poor weather had led to a poor coffee harvest. But no. The coffee crisis was actually a glut of coffee. Information for BBC journalist: that might be a crisis for small farmers, but is something that will go “whoosh” over the heads of latte drinkers because it will not affect the price or availability of their drink.

  9. It doesn't add up... permalink
    July 16, 2019 6:16 pm

    Way down among Brazilians
    Coffee beans grow by the billions
    So they’ve got to find those extra cups to fill
    They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

    Frank Sinatra

  10. Phoenix44 permalink
    July 17, 2019 9:20 am

    What’s an “average coffee drinker”? Such bad use of language as well as utter nonsense.

  11. July 17, 2019 11:46 am

    Coffea arabica is a member of the Rubiaceae or Madder family. While it prefers cooler temperatures, it cannot tolerate frost.

    Trust me, it has been around through glacial and interglacial periods. Just how did it survive the Medieval Warming? Sounds to me as though the Kew community has succumbed to the “publish or perish” phenomenon and are looking to up their importance and possibly their grant monies.


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