For Coffee Lovers - a serious setback - 04/04/2011
Timbio, Colombia - In the last few years, coffee yields have plummeted here and in many Latin America's other premier coffee regions. Rising temperatures and more intense and unpredictable rains are to blame, phenomena that many scientists link partly to global warming.
Yet as stockpiles of some of the best coffee beans shrink, global demand is soaring as the rising middle classes of emerging economies like Brazil; India and China develop the coffee habit.
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This article originally appeared in the New York Times on the 26th March and I would like to thank Derek Burgess of Masteroast for bringinging it to the attention of the Beverage Standards Association.
Article added: Sunday, 3rd April 2011