Coffee and Environment|

May 27, 2013

At Café Altura, we’re intensely interesting in sustainable coffee practices. This article addresses the challenge in balancing between livelihoods and the preservation of natural environments.

“…several studies predict that the extent of cool, moist coffee-growing regions will indeed diminish due to climate change. In the pursuit of favourable climate, plantations will also be forced further up mountainsides, which obviously has its limitations in terms of both land availability and the ability of farmers to migrate. Like most of the globe’s resources, pressure is put on coffee supply when populations and demand expand. But with increasing demand and higher prices comes new suppliers to the market.”

 

Read more at: http://theconversation.edu.au/not-just-a-few-beans-the-true-cost-of-coffee-967

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