Climate change and war are threatening coffee cultivation's future: Study



Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 01:31 GMT


Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 01:31 GMT

A Cappuccino stands on a table at a branch of Costa coffee in Manchester, Britain, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A Cappuccino stands on a table at a branch of Costa coffee in Manchester, Britain, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

CAIRO - 19 April 2022: The rise in coffee prices and the decrease in its production and supply at the global level stirred anger and anxiety among coffee lovers, knowing that the rise in prices due to the Ukraine war was not the only reason that led to this decrease. Climate change has also been threatening coffee production in the world.


The climate crisis is threatening a large part of the coming years' coffee crops, especially in Latin America. According to various studies, the most recent of which was published by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, the areas most suitable for coffee cultivation could be reduced by more than 50 percent globally in the next 30 years. The Spanish newspaper Neutral also said in a report on its website that recent studies have put millions of coffee producers worldwide on alert.


"These plants are not able to live anywhere, they need a very ideal ecological environment," said Enrique Salvo Tierra, an expert on climate change at the University of Malaga.


In Latin America, there are 5 of the 10 largest coffee producers in the world. Brazil ranks first with more than 30 percent of the producers, followed by Vietnam with more than 18 percent, and Colombia in third place with 8.83 percent.


The report indicated that global temperatures continue to rise, which will further change the climatic conditions for coffee production.


Here are ways to cut down on your caffeine consumption:


Decrease caffeine consumption gradually. If you throw out one-third of your morning coffee today, wait three days, and then throw out another bit so you are drinking half, you are off to a great start,” says Susan Roberts, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at Tufts University.


“If you want to give it up completely, just keep going in steps.” This reduction will help lessen caffeine withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, irritability, jitteriness, and nausea.


Try something new. Consider changing from coffee in the morning to tea. “Herbal teas are fine, but green tea is healthy,” says Roberts.


Try decaf. Switch to decaf coffee, decaffeinated soda, or even better, water or fruit juices.


Check your pain reliever. Many over-the-counter medications, especially headache remedies and menstrual pain relievers, contain caffeine. If yours does, change to a different kind.


Add Some Cocoa to Your coffee. it is loaded with antioxidants and associated with all sorts of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease.

Try adding a dash of cocoa powder to your coffee for some added flavor.


Disadvantages of coffee


1. Bad coffee can be toxic.

2. Coffee can kill if great amounts are consumed in a short time-span.

3. Coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness.

4. Don’t drink more than one cup a day if you’re pregnant.

5. If you have high cholesterol, choose filtered coffee.

6. Coffee may increase bedwetting for kids.




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