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Climate Change and Coffee: The “Bean Business” in the Midst of a Drought
How much money are you willing to pay for a cup of coffee? You've probably seen higher prices at the chain coffee stores because the price of coffee beans has more than doubled since January. This is partially due to the major drought in Brazil and other parts of Central America where a large portion of the world's coffee beans are produced. There's no doubt that both consumers and coffee stores are facing higher prices in the "bean business."
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