Coffee production worries

Will suppliers meet rising demand?

  • As industry leaders meet at the Global Coffee Forum in Milan this week, the industry is facing questions as to how it can meet growing demand for coffee beans while also overcoming the threat climate change poses to farmers growing Arabic beans.

  • A report published in April predicted that while some coffee growing countries would benefit from increases in temperature and rainfall, others would lose suitability and the overall effect in all countries would likely be negative. 

Data: International Coffee Organisation; millions of bags