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bijou
03-10-2011, 09:39 AM
It's raining here in New Jersey today. Obviously, global warming is to blame. Later this year it'll warm up: Global warming, no doubt. Unions throwing an extended temper tantrum in Wisconsin? Global warming, silly.

And now, put down your coffee and brace yourselves. Your thirst for caffeine will now suffer from, you guessed it, global warming.

Profits of high-end coffee chains like Starbucks and Green Mountain have been eroded. Coffee futures of Arabica, the high-end bean that comes predominantly from Latin America, have risen more than 85 percent since last June, to $2.95 a pound, partly over concerns about supply, extreme weather and future quality, said George Kopp, an analyst at the International Futures Group in Chicago.

Yet as stockpiles of some of the best coffee beans shrink, global demand is soaring as the rising middle classes of emerging economies like Brazil, India and China develop the coffee habit.

“Coffee production is under threat from global warming, and the outlook for Arabica in particular is not good,” said Peter Baker, a coffee specialist with CABI, a research group in Britain that focuses on agriculture and the environment, noting that climate changes, including heavy rains and droughts, have harmed crops across many parts of Central and South America.

A top coffee scientist, he has rattled trade forums by warning, Cassandra-like, of the possibility of “peak coffee,” meaning that, like oil supplies, coffee supplies might be headed for an inexorable decline unless growers make more concerted efforts to expand production globally.
...http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2011/03/latest-victim-of-global-warming-coffee.html

Molon Labe
03-10-2011, 09:42 AM
A bag of Dunkin' decaf is now about 8 bucks.

Wonder if it will spike to to 12 a bag?

megimoo
03-10-2011, 09:48 AM
http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2011/03/latest-victim-of-global-warming-coffee.html

OCEC :Organization of the Coffee Exporting Countries..we will control the market,your bean is our bean !

SarasotaRepub
03-10-2011, 09:54 AM
http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2011/03/latest-victim-of-global-warming-coffee.html


We're DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!! :eek:

Call the Unions!!!! They're our only hope now...:(:D

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 09:58 AM
Why can't we just play around with coffee plants until we engineer one that will do well in the foothills of the Rockies (the same question can be asked about coca plants)? It seems like we go though this coffee hysteria every few years.

I mostly drink tea but I'd give it up if the price got ridiculous.

SarasotaRepub
03-10-2011, 10:06 AM
CORPORIST!!!!! Oh sure, you are a willing slave to BIG COFFEE!!!

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 10:12 AM
CORPORIST!!!!! Oh sure, you are a willing slave to BIG COFFEE!!!

I'm really more of a slave to Big Oolong. :p

megimoo
03-10-2011, 10:38 AM
I'm really more of a slave to Big Oolong. :p

Try the Chinese 'Monkey Tea'.

http://www.weirdasianews.com/2007/09/16/rare-chinese-monkey-picked-tea/

bijou
03-10-2011, 10:39 AM
Why can't we just play around with coffee plants until we engineer one that will do well in the foothills of the Rockies (the same question can be asked about coca plants)? It seems like we go though this coffee hysteria every few years.

I mostly drink tea but I'd give it up if the price got ridiculous.

There's no reason you can't grow your own, but the timescale does not make for speedy cropping.

http://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffeeathome.php

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 10:49 AM
The coffee plant horticulture is interesting. I'm not drinking any tea picked by monkeys, Bijou. It's not going to happen.

bijou
03-10-2011, 10:54 AM
The coffee plant horticulture is interesting. I'm not drinking any tea picked by monkeys, Bijou. It's not going to happen.

Apeist! You just want to see monkeys unemployed. :(

Gingersnap
03-10-2011, 11:00 AM
Apeist! You just want to see monkeys unemployed. :(

Monkeys already have a job - being gods in India and kings in China. I'm still not drinking any Monkey God tea. I've seen every Jackie Chan movie released in the States and I know all about your Monkey God/King nonsense. :mad:

megimoo
03-10-2011, 11:17 AM
Monkeys already have a job - being gods in India and kings in China. I'm still not drinking any Monkey God tea. I've seen every Jackie Chan movie released in the States and I know all about your Monkey God/King nonsense. :mad:

Their not gods.Just monkeys that pick tea where human pickers can't reach.
They don't ingest the leaves and crap them out like the Asian Palm Civet who eat the beans of coffee berries then passed through its digestive tract .They wash their little hands and keep their little butts clean .

Product Description

Monkey picked green tea:

1. The name does not refer to a particular type of tea, but monkey picked green tea (not by plantation workers) comes from the leaves of wild tea plants that grow in inaccessible places, such as on high cliff faces, so to harvest them people train special monkeys.

2. The tea is very highly fragrant and is lower in tannins than other teas, and rich in antioxidants, the tea has a pale golden colour when brewed and is best served without milk, to taste its full delicate flavour.

bijou
03-10-2011, 11:18 AM
We're DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!! :eek:

Call the Unions!!!! They're our only hope now...:(:D

Oh yeah, like they won't drink the coffee before it ever gets to you. ;)