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The Source For 70 Per Cent Of The World’s Coffee Consumption Could Be Extinct By The End Of This Century

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 21, 2017

A study conducted by scientists in Ethiopia and London, U.K. reports that wild Arabica coffee could be extinct in 70 years due to the effects of climate change

Savoured by coffee drinkers around the world, Coffea arabica is a species of coffee indigenous to the highlands of Ethiopia. It is the source for  70 per cent of global coffee consumption. A new study reports that its very existence is under threat due to the effects of climate change.

Scientists at London’s Kew Gardens, in collaboration with colleagues in Ethiopia, report a grim forecast for the bean if action isn’t taken. In a new study, they say that wild Arabica (Coffea arabica) could be extinct by 2080.

In Ethiopia and all over the world really, if we do nothing there will be less coffee, it will probably taste worse and will cost more,” Dr. Aaron Davis, one of the report’s authors and coffee researcher, told the BBC.

The East African nation is home to many unique varieties of wild coffee. It’s this genetic diversity that is critical to the sustainability of the industry, according to a statement from Kew. The researchers emphasize that the situation is avoidable, recommending actions such as forest conservation and replanting, and the relocation of coffee-producing areas.

There is the potential to mitigate some of the negatives and actually increase the coffee-growing area by four-and-a-half-times compared with maintaining the status quo,” Dr. Davis told the BBC.

Coffee is essential to the livelihoods of 16 per cent of Ethiopia’s population. Parts of the country are already experiencing the effects of climate change; an extended drought in the east that has resulted in crop failure and millions of people requiring emergency food assistance.

A ‘business as usual’ approach would be disastrous for the Ethiopian coffee economy in the long-term,” Kew’s Justin Moat, another of the paper’s authors, told the BBC.

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My Note: Covfefe is in the air – and The tribe of SAUD is changing the climate – everything related to the Arabs will be extinct by the end of this Century. So, why not rename the so-called ‘Coffee Arabica’ into Coffee Ethiopica!? Dosen’t it make sense?

— Coffee = ካፊር? | እስካሁን በተለምዶ የምናውቀውን የቡና አመጣጥ ታሪክ ከልሰን በጭንቅላቱ መገልበጥ ሊኖርብን ነው

Heat, Fire, Smoke & Death – It’s Ramadan in SAUD

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