Climate change is threatening your favorite coffee. As heat, drought, and increasing pests start to limit where coffee beans can grow, the industry is struggling to adapt–but one startup is attempting to tackle the problem by reverse engineering a cup of coffee that can be made without coffee beans. Farmers already report struggling with changes in temperature and longer droughts; when rains do come, it’s also now more likely to cause erosion and landslides. Arabica trees also suffer from pests like the coffee berry borer, which is spreading because of climate change. Other types of coffee also face challenges. A report from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture estimates that around half of the land now used for growing coffee won’t be able to grow it within around 30 years. “We realized, holy crap, you know, coffee is actually in trouble–it’s at risk,” says Andy Kleisch, CEO of Atomo, a Seattle-based startup that is working to … [Read more...] about This startup reverse engineered coffee in case climate change means we can’t get coffee beans
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By Julie Wernau The Wall Street Journal Robbie Whelan Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 Angela Poló Gámez and her husband Eustolio García, coffee pickers from a small town in Guatemala, have recently joined a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. The cause of their displacement: a weak global market for coffee. “When the price is good, we have work, but when it isn’t, we have no money to pay the rent, no money for food, no money for the doctor,” said Ms. Poló, 56, standing on the side of the road in Baja California state, where the bus she was riding had broken down about three hours from the border. Coffee prices have been stuck below the cost of production for the longest stretch since the global financial crisis, leading some producers to abandon crops and some to migrate for new jobs. The shift is being driven by currency fluctuations that are encouraging sales and production in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer, spurring … [Read more...] about Low coffee-bean prices brew trouble for farmers
Putting liquor in your coffee might not be something you do on the daily unless you’re a Bailey’s loyalist -- but the combination of both bitter liquids is actually more common than you may think.Cocktails like Espresso Martinis and Mexican Coffees have been earning spots on the trendiest menus for years with good reason — there’s something to be said about the decadence that a perfectly roasted coffee bean matched with a rich, equally-as-strong liquor offers. And perhaps no brand’s reputation for perfectly roasted coffee beans proceeds that of Starbucks, which is set to open its fourth (second in the United States) Reserve Roastery in New York on December 12.The Roastery is an all-immersive experience where customers can stop by the first craft coffee bar on the way in, grab their signature skim latte and watch the roasting process actually take place on the same floor.The 23,000-square-foot Roastery in Manhattan’s Meatpacking … [Read more...] about This Starbucks boasts a 60-foot bar — Here are the coffee-inspired cocktails you need to try
By Craig Hlavaty Published 4:41 pm CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 PHOTOS: Funny Starbucks name fails Chron.com talked to past and present Starbucks employees about why our names always get so mangled at the world's most popular coffee shop. >>>See photos of how badly Starbucks employees have ruined the names of customers... less PHOTOS: Funny Starbucks name fails Chron.com talked to past and present Starbucks employees about why our names always get so mangled at the world's most popular coffee shop. >>>See photos of ... more Photo: Anton Novoderezhkin/Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by Starbucks. Here are twenty people who've come out. Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by Starbucks. Here are twenty people who've come out. Photo: Instagram … [Read more...] about That’s not my name! The truth behind Starbucks spelling problems
CBD syrup, highly caffeinated beans, slick machines and latte art were on display at the annual event. Joan Oleck Published 3:37 pm CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Photo: Big Picture Media Photo: Big Picture Media Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Big Picture Media These Entrepreneurs Were Even More Energetic Than Usual: They Were at the New York Coffee Festival! 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The caffeine flowed freely, and so did conversations by dozens of coffee entrepreneurs -- who perhaps talked a tad faster than normal -- at the fourth annual New York Coffee Festival in Manhattan this past weekend. Featured at the event were booths for espresso machines, French presses and eco-friendly coffee cups, plus free … [Read more...] about These Entrepreneurs Were Even More Energetic Than Usual: They Were at the New York Coffee Festival!