Friday, November 11, 2011

Fast Fact Friday: Turning up the Heat on Coffee

Coffee beans grow in a very narrow climatic range - too cold and you don't get beans; too hot and you don't get beans. More importantly, the lack of rain and new pests and diseases that coincide with these weather shifts are particularly detrimental to the productivity of coffee plants. One potential action to alleviate some of the stress is planting shade trees.

Read more about the plight of Ugandan coffee on PRI's The World. And buy shade-grown organic, when you can!!!

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