‘Rust’ fungi threaten to wipe out Latin America’s coffee crops

A fungal infection has devastated up to 70% of coffee production in some regions.

Consumer taste for high-altitude coffee beans gives opportunity to small farmers – but also raises more problems?

As we told you on ZME Science a while ago, we are nearing a global coffee crisis – if today’s trends continue, computer models show that Arabica coffee will become extinct in 70 years. Still, the taste for the drink increases more and more, even as more and more shadow is cast on its supposed benefic properties. Consumers have apparently