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Claim: ‘Climate change could lower the quality of your coffee’ 

Climate change could lower the quality of your coffee

What will it take for people to care about climate change? For some, the thought of a crummier cup of coffee in the morning just might do it. A new study finds that Ethiopia, the world’s fifth-largest coffee producer, could lose up to 60% of its suitable farming land by the end of this century because of climate change. The study, published Monday in Nature Plants, found the combination of low rainfall and rising temperatures could have substantial effects on the coffee-growing areas in the country. According to a report from World Coffee Research, the demand for coffee will have…

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