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Coffee: doomed by global warming?

Small Batch Coffee at TEDxBrighton

Time to start panicking:

Researchers at Kew believe that the wild arabica coffee bean, whose cultivated cousin is the basis of most of the coffee drunk around the world, could die out in the wild within 70 years. If it does, a main source of genetic diversity, essential in maintaining the health of the cultivated crop, will be lost.

So reports The Times today [£]. Something must be done – future generations of Tinworths will need their coffee as much as I do.

Still, it’s strangely reassuring to know that Kew has a head of coffee research…


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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