How does coffee affect the rainforest?
Coffee production is altering rainforest ecosystems which negatively affect plant and animal species living within. Worldwide, the use of monocrop coffee production is leading to deforestation, soil erosion, and water pollution.
How can we stop deforestation due to coffee production?
Our goal is to stop deforestation due to coffee production and restore forest habitat to capture carbon and mitigate climate change while providing carbon-neutral processing using renewable energy technology for industrial coffee drying.
Why is coffee bad for the environment?
This $10 billion industry is not harmless because there are many environmental and ecological problems that result from coffee production.1 For every cup of coffee consumed, it is almost certain that one square inch of rainforest was destroyed.2 Chemical buildup in soils and loss of forest shade are consequences of mass coffee production.
What is driving the growth in coffee production?
Climate expert Peter Baker estimates in his report “Global Coffee Production and Land Use Change” that coffee production is driven by technological improvement to a smaller extent only. He estimates that the yearly increase of coffee land reaches about 100,000 ha which points to a critical issue: Deforestation.