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Coffee crops only thrive in cold climates. See: The Optimal Coffee Environment: Best Climate Conditions for Growing Coffee Beans.
offee is usually grown under shaded conditions but may be grown in full sun. Optimum growing conditions include temperatures from 59 to 75°F (15-24°C), high humidity, and protection from windy conditions. Temperatures above 77°F (25°C) slow growth, and leaves are damaged at temperatures above 86°F (30°C). Constant, large fluctuations in daily temperatures, and constant temperatures at or below 41°F (5°C) may cause leaf drop and tree decline. Coffee plants may be damaged or killed by freezing temperatures.
In the tropics or warm subtropics, coffee is grown at high altitudes (up to about 3,500 ft; 1,100 m) where temperatures are moderate and never freezing.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: soficrow
You are the best Doom-Porn contributor that ATS has. Mainly because what you post is true or at least has a large basis of truth to it. Personally, I think you are pretty much spot on. I always learn something new when you post something.
...More bs fear mongering...
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Coffee Futures Have Doubled Even As Consumers Pay Less Per Cup
A rally in coffee prices has been slow to drip down to consumers.
The coffee market is boiling hot, but consumers aren’t getting burned…yet.
Arabica-coffee futures, the benchmark for high-quality beans, have nearly doubled this year on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange, amid the worst drought in decades for top-grower Brazil.
Prices for arabica beans, typically used in gourmet blends and prized for their mild flavor, have surged 95% through Tuesday morning’s intraday high of $2.1570 a pound, a 26-month high for the most-actively traded contract.
But that rally in prices has been slow to drip down to consumers. ...
In many parts of the world, including Central America, Mexico, Colombia, Ethiopia, and other regions, arabica coffee is traditionally grown in shade, which can range from dense thickets of native plants to careful, uniform plantings of imported shade trees. In other parts of the world -- Hawaii, the Mandheling region of Sumatra, the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica, and many other places -- coffee is not grown in shade because the weather is too rainy and wet and the trees need all the sun they can get. In other places -- Yemen, Brazil -- coffee is traditionally grown in sun.
The tendency of growers in regions where shade growing is traditional to replace shade-grown coffee groves with new hybrid trees that grow well in sun and bear quickly and heavily is controversial, since these new fields of sun-grown coffee reduce diversity and require more artificial chemical inputs than shade-grown trees.
The lessons that we are learning revolve around the same simple principle, introducing high yeild practices is only effective in the short term. Maintaining, and helping to preserve diversity though is far less labour and chemical intensive in the long term. Nature knows best, and we need, with some urgency, to start taking our cue from her, and understanding that less is more.
Hawaii had a tough 2014 crop that is just rolling out, up to 60% smaller crop than last year. (third year in a row with a down crop)
But yes, temperature change will affect plants, but the point I was making concerned the co2, which some members seem to disbelieve.