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Most Coffee Species Could Be Extinct in 20 Years For Exactly the Reason You Think

That's disheartening.
coffee extinct, kew research, coffee plants, deforestation

A close up view of a coffee farmer's hands picking ripened beans off of a plant on his farm in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Coffee has long been revered by working people as a way of waking up. Some claim they wouldn’t be able to go on should coffee become a precious product.

But climate change and deforestation pose far greater threats to humans than the loss of coffee. If humans don’t do something soon, we may go extinct as well.

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