Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Your morning coffee is at risk according to scientists at Kew Gardens

They say 60% of wild coffee species are under threat of extinction and the world’s most popular coffee strain, the arabica bean, is endangered.

Coffee is being threatened by deforestation, climate change and increasingly severe damage caused by fungi and pests.

According to Kew’s research, a bigger conservation effort is needed to protect wild coffee strains that the food and drinks industry relies on.