Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world and climate change could endanger its continuity.
In accordance with a recent study conducted by scientists in Switzerland who evaluated the potential impacts of climate change on coffee, cashews and avocados, global warming could have a very negative effect on these globally traded crops.
According to the study, projections from various global climate models for 2050 could result (among many other catastrophes) in a significant decrease in the amount of land suitable for growing these crops in some of the major regions where they are currently grown. . Higher temperatures make it harder to grow coffee, which could affect both producers and consumers around the world.
Brazil, currently the world’s largest coffee producer, could see its coffee farmland decrease by 79 percent. Colombia would also have a substantial loss in the extent of its coffee land.
Some regions could benefit from climate change
The study also reflects that the impacts will not be evenly distributed and that even some regions could benefit from climate change. For example, parts of China, Argentina and the US could become suitable for growing the coffee plant.
A study A survey of caffeine consumption carried out in 57 countries reveals that coffee is the most consumed caffeinated beverage in Europe, Canada, South Korea and Brazil. In addition, the United States and Latin America consume large daily doses of caffeine.