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Rising temperatures could see instant coffee shortage

If temperatures continues to climb in South East Asia over the coming decades, we could see an instant coffee shortage.

Researchers have examined a decade’s worth of data from nearly 800 robusta coffee farms.

They’ve found an average temperature of 20.5 degrees is the Goldilocks temperature for growing coffee…

But for every one degree above that, production falls by 14 percent.

To find out more rural editor Eddie Summerfield caught up with the University of Southern Queensland’s Dr Jarrod Kath:

Listen to the full interview above or Subscribe to the National Rural News podcast: http://bit.ly/RuralNewsPodcast

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