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As you're sipping you're morning cup of coffee, stop to appreciate its richness in flavor, its warm, enticing aroma, and realize that this cup may be your last. (Ok -- maybe not, but still. Coffee is in trouble.)
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.
A case of coffee leaf rust is threatening a large portion of the coffee crop in Central America, threatening the jobs of local coffee growers. This, in turn, could lead to higher prices for those who enjoy a cup of Latin American coffee.
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