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Your Favorite Coffee Is Under Threat, and What We Can Do About It.

The rising temperature has increased pests and diseases like coffee rust, and they are destroying coffee harvests across the bean belt. A more frequent extreme weather condition makes it harder to grow those common specialty varieties such as Bourbon and Typica. More than half of coffee species are at risk of extinction[1]. The consequences of this are already felt by farmers and will be felt by consumers through increased prices and disappeared options if we do not, among other things, preserve strong varieties and build resilient farms with practices like those used in regenerative farms.

Catimor ripen berries

Catimor, a Stronger Arabica

This variety is resistant to coffee rust and berry disease. When grown and processed with care, it can yield an excellent cup. We help preserve this variety by partnering with farmers who can grow them well and using these delicious beans in our blend.

pest and disease resistant warm weather tolerant Robusta tree

Robusta Is Well… Robust.

Robusta, arguably the strongest coffee species, is resistant to pests (thanks to its higher caffeine content, which acts as a natural pesticide) and diseases. It is more tolerant to erratic weather and warm temperature, an increasingly common situation nowadays due to climate change. What's more, when grown and processed in a way similar to our partner farm, it is delicious with its own unique flavor profiles.

These varieties will only be grown if there is a market for them. Let's support them!

1. Shapiro-Garza, Elizabeth, and Michael Hoffman. "How Climate Change Is Killing Coffee." Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, 14 Feb. 2019, knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/coffee-climate-change/.