The global coffee crisis is coming

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It's becoming harder and harder to grow.
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Andres Guhl
Phillip A. Hough and Jennifer Blair
Mike Hoffman
Christian Bunn et al.
Davis et al.,
Federación Nacional de Cafeteros
Richard Schiffman (Yale)
Jessica Eise and Natalie Lambert
Andy Jarvis

Coffee is one of the most popular commodities on Earth. It's grown by nearly 125 million farmers, from Latin America to Africa to Asia. But as man-made climate change warms the atmosphere, the notoriously particular coffee plant is struggling. Places like Colombia, which once had the perfect climate to grow Arabica coffee, are changing. Now, experts estimate the amount of land that can sustain coffee will fall 50 percent by 2050. It's not just a crisis for consumers but for the millions who have made a livelihood out of growing coffee. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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Steve Smith
Steve Smith 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
@13th Evergreen I didn’t know you could wear a house 🤣🤣🤣 OH you meant warehouse...or maybe a greenhouse 🙄🙄🙄
Mitchell Hart
Mitchell Hart 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Jay Ar A Colombian filmmaker shot it
Rollling 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
Prices are low , but you folks think there is too little production ?
Lagarto Verde
Lagarto Verde 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Big Red misinformation? The Climate IS changing because of Man, deal with it.
Lagarto Verde
Lagarto Verde 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
@machc1234golf Yes, but the man destroys ozone layers
Zboncak Frances
Zboncak Frances 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Hahae so good
traking 123
traking 123 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
i cant imagine the headaches we would all withdraw over... OUCH wow we complain over the smallest things. .
Ethan Coates
Ethan Coates 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Wait sorry, robusta is not used for espresso... at least I hope it’s not. Arabica is prominently used in specialty coffee including espresso, robusta is just used by major manufacturers because it’s easier to gather cherries using machines since it isn’t grown on a mountainside.
Aditya Bokkisum
Aditya Bokkisum วันที่ผ่านมา
then let's drink Tea
Hilario Gonzalez
Hilario Gonzalez วันที่ผ่านมา
I can deal with global warming affecting my seasons.. but I can’t deal with it if coffee is gone or too expensive to buy. The last straw to me. I am becoming an activist here now
Brian Cherry
Brian Cherry วันที่ผ่านมา
Soon we'll be drinking coffee flavored beverage with added caffeine. Like cola, without the bubbles, served hot.
Wen Guo
Wen Guo วันที่ผ่านมา
What is Starbucks's social responsibility in the entire coffee industry and process?
david psalm bendula
david psalm bendula 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
i hope starbucks & nestle ,,, should back them up..
Grinch TV
Grinch TV 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Can they not grow it indoors and match the weather and such to keep growing it?
JGui 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I'm worried about Brazil in the future the most forests, the most pure water (above and under ground) and specially, we have the most coffee. The first coffee war will be here lol
Charo Pacia
Charo Pacia 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
No offense but i thought it was bill gates in the thumbnail for a moment
Elie Saikaly
Elie Saikaly 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
The world is getting worse in every single way
uma-jan 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
zzz who actually cares? the price of coffee will rise as supply falls it's simple economics
Mr. Vector
Mr. Vector 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I really hope coffee disappears cuz it really changed my family's live
Lord Ball-sac the 2nd
Lord Ball-sac the 2nd 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
If it got sooo bad youd just build environmental controlled greenhouses same for bees and anything else. The abilites there the know-how etc just let go of those silly numbers in your head you waiting to argue with
judassss 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Nikita Evdokimov
Nikita Evdokimov 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
And, I guess, even FairTrade can`t help them :( I would prefer to pay a bit more for coffee if knowing that that additional money will 100% go to the farmers
erwin schmidt
erwin schmidt 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
there is no man made climate change! There is a change in the whole solar system!
Pinguin 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
You can support this people by leaving your fridge doors open and fight climate warming.
Muhammed Shaheen
Muhammed Shaheen 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Can you genetically modify plants to be more weather resistant? Monsanto: hold my coffee
Michael Kaer
Michael Kaer 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I have 10 pounds of green coffee beans I put in long term storage a year or so ago. I recently purchased another 50 pounds and wanting to get another 50. I have an electric roaster and electric grinders but I also have a cast iron frying pan to roast by hand. I have manual grinders I picked up at the thrift store. I have electric coffee/espresso machines, stove top glass and corningware percolators, a French press and a campfire pot for cowboy coffee. I use instant coffee as well and looking to store more of it. I have this coffee thing down for the near future.
C Boli
C Boli 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Pushing the climate change agenda! No real information here!
Rory Aids
Rory Aids 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Well surely if coffee supply starts to fall prices will go up and save the farms which arent wiped out
Ignatius Rocky
Ignatius Rocky 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
y all worried about the wrong crysis
Hardcore Herbivore
Hardcore Herbivore 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
good thing I quit drinking coffee.
04mapa 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Juan Valdez y su delicioso café ☕️ ❤️
chow lee
chow lee 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I like more tea not coffee . Coffee is strong not good for heart
yachatruc 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
It's the reality not only for coffee, but for most crops. The unsustainable way of profit leaded by supermarket chains is making farmers not only in poor countries, but in developed one's also, live at the edge of poverty in small farmers or bankruptcy in big producers.
Nikolai Rulovich
Nikolai Rulovich 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Anyone else found it funny that when they talk about "High quality coffee" they show Starbucks pictures...? Hahahaaa
Simonchez 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
The term she used is "remuneration".
Murle 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Song at 2:10? I tried shazam but it does not work
cyasi 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
You’d think this would be enough for people to be concerned about global warming.
Dathan Stringer
Dathan Stringer 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Its time to switch to cocaine
luke gingerich
luke gingerich 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
why not both
weeeju 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
6:49 Coffee industry in Columbia is thriving after international agreement sets minimum price export in 1962. 8:30 Coffee farmers in Columbia start losing profit because the international treaty setting a price minimum falls apart in 1980s. More countries are flooding the market with cheap coffee. Ok I understand climate change was and is a factor in the amount of money these farmers make. I also appreciate that Vox is presenting all the information available in this persuasive video. However, at 4:07 they say that the amount of land dedicated to farming these beans has dropped 7%. Now, what percentage of this 7% drop is due to the loss of business because the influx of cheap coffee? From an economist perspective, It seems to me that they're losing market share because people who want to drink cheap coffee are buying from retailers who purchase from these cheap coffee farms. Before this, those customers were force to buy more expensive, price regulated coffee. I'd imagine when the demand for expensive Colombian coffee exceeds the amount these farms produce, the farms can hike up the export price and start to make money again.
cd6xc 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Showing Starbucks coffee as quality and talking about the necessity of price minimums is almost hypocritical.
kingmike40 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
I'll give up my car before I give up my coffee.
Miguel Costa
Miguel Costa 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
we cant talk about coffee’s history without telling about its production in Brazil
Idol 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Scientist should work on genetically modifying coffee in order to fix this problem.
BuffaloGal 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Chemtrail spray is NOT "Climate Change."
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