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We hope you were able to take advantage of one of the many free National Coffee Day giveaways on Monday, because ecologists report that a fungus has been sweeping across plantations in Mexico and Central America, limiting coffee production and forcing price increases in the process.
For many of us, a hot, freshly brewed morning cup of coffee is a necessity. But with the looming threat of global warming, that wake-up brew could become a thing of the past, according to a new study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK).
The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari), is considered one of the most serious pests in coffee plantations worldwide.
Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Did you hear the one about the goat, the monk and the Indian pilgrim? There's no crass punchline to this story, just a punchy drink that is the world's second most important commodity, after oil. Discovered more than 1,000 years ago by goats roaming the hills of Ethiopia, coffee today employs 500 million people, from the...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.