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Re: The coffee making thread

#261  Postby Macdoc » Aug 19, 2020 11:07 pm

Yeah mainly move higher on elevation but some limits on that.
There are a lot of factors for coffee including labour.
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ob ... te-change/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-risin ... 1570629999

Like wheat in the US ...pretty soon there will be no areas to support wheat south of the Canadian border.
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Re: The coffee making thread

#262  Postby Mike_L » Aug 20, 2020 9:08 am

Yes, a move to higher elevations. :nod:
Also mentioned in the video is the planting of shade-casting trees in coffee plantations. Some farmers are doing this already, but socioeconomic factors come into play... many of the smallholder farmers (in Colombia) can't afford to plant trees in significant numbers, and they're no longer getting the gov't assistance they used to.
There'll probably be increasing emphasis on the hardy robusta bean. (Less aromatic than arabica and more bitter, it's the bean typically used to make dark-roast espressos and mass-manufactured instant coffees).
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#263  Postby laklak » Aug 20, 2020 3:41 pm

A friend has started growing in Swaziland, she had her first harvest. I'll try it when we get back.

Coffee. She started growing coffee. Among other things.
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#264  Postby Mike_L » Aug 20, 2020 4:33 pm

Well done to her! :thumbup:
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