A movie "The Forgotten Home of Coffee" summarizing the possibility that coffee beans will be extinct in 2080
Coffee beans circulating around the world are said to be of only two kinds when roughly divided. A movie that investigated where one of the coffee beans made therein and what kind of problem it containsKew Gardens - Beyond the Gardens - The Forgotten Home of CoffeeYou can watch it on YouTube.
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Put espressoMocha Express.
Coffee beans that seem to feel a good fragrance now.
"A cup of coffee has changed my life," says the grandfather.
"The other side beyond the garden"
"Hometown of forgotten coffee"
Aaron Davis, head of the coffee research team, says, "It is said that there are about 125 kinds of coffee beans in total, of which two are classified roughly into those circulating around the world" I will.
Two kinds of coffee beans are "Arabica · Coffee" and "Robusta · Coffee". The Arabica species studied this time is a special hybrid coffee that has been combined with completely different kinds. Even though it inhabits about one million years ago, even after about 50,000 years ago, coffee was not known to humans.
Arabica species, miraculously born coffee beans, are native to Ethiopia and exported from Ethiopia to the rest of the world. However, due to genetic limitations, Arabica species has weak adaptability to climate change, pests, and epidemics, and the climate of Ethiopia is not suitable for cultivation of Arabica species.
"Arabica · coffee is drunk all over the world, but I am worried about its end, because Ethiopia will soon stop exporting," said Jenny William, a scientist.
"As the climate changes, the world price of coffee is rising," said Justin Moat, head of the Spatial Information Science Institute.
Since the temperature of 32 ° C in recent years is too hot for coffee beans, the coffee field is under stress and we must carefully protect wild Arabica species to secure future genetic resources It has reached the level.
As climate continues to rise, areas where arabica species can be cultivated are fewer, according to researchers' point analysis results, wild Arabica species may possibly shrink by 99.7% in the worst case in 2080 .
"I can not imagine someday that the day when coffee can not be drunk, I can not imagine ...", a coffee lover who can not hide the shock.
Arabica coffee beans are also an important source of income in Ethiopia, so it is a big issue for living as well for Ethiopian citizens.
Measures such as attracting industries to Ethiopia have been taken because the impact of climate change reduces harvest from harvest, but the quality of coffee beans must be maintained, but the situation has not improved a bit Hmm.
Kew's coffee researchSo we are seeking donations for this problem.
If wild Arabica species are extinct, coffee does not disappear from all over the world at once, but if extinction of the ruminant species extinction it will have a great influence on the survival of Arabica species in the future. It may be that the morning coffee that I am drinking casually every day will not be able to drink someday as I leave it as it is.
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