The Huge Impact of Climate Change on Coffee

May 25, 2023
Republic of Korea Anyang

A cup of coffee is an invaluable friend to office workers, but climate change is now harming the coffee industry!

Global warming is expected to reduce the area suitable for growing coffee, thereby reducing the demand for coffee. So, the global temperature rises by only 1.5℃, where coffee can be grown is expected to decrease by about 54.4% by the end of the 21st century.

The impact of climate change on coffee is as follows:

First, temperature Coffee grows well in a warm and temperate climate with an average temperature of 18-24℃ throughout the year. However, more than half of coffee is produced in Vietnam and Brazil, which especially are vulnerable to climate change. For example, Vietnam is already suffered from extreme weather phenomena, reaching 44.1 degrees Celsius last week and breaking an all-time high.

Second, precipitation Coffee prefers a humid climate with an annual rainfall of 1500-2000 mm. But due to climate change, it becomes much more difficult to maintain this range.

Third, pests Diseases and pests related to climate change, such as coffee leaf rust, have occurred.

Fourth, economy Some African countries, such as Ethiopia, are among the hardest hit by climate change. And most importantly, the price of a cup of coffee would be higher than at any other time.

Let’s cheer up and work hard to protect the environment before all our office workers lose the pleasure of drinking coffee due to climate change.