The End of Cheap Coffee: Why the Diner Staple Is About to Become a Luxury – Lifestyle – GOOD

For the coffee drinkers, a worthwhile read. I never even knew there was such a depth in coffee varieties.

“To develop the complex flavors that drive coffee nerds wild, the best beans demand a lot from their surroundings: tropical climates with warm, sunny days that fade into chilly evenings; altitudes between 1,800 and 2,400 meters; copious rains at certain times of the year; dry spells at others. Low-quality Arabica is abundant throughout low-lying regions of Brazil, where one-third of all coffee comes from. But just a few regions on Earth are hospitable to such a needy guest as the world’s best beans, which grow only in the high peaks of the tropics in East Africa, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia.”

The End of Cheap Coffee: Why the Diner Staple Is About to Become a Luxury – Lifestyle – GOOD

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