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Why becoming a #LowImpactCafe is so important:

Why becoming a #LowImpactCafe is so important:

"We're only just beginning the journey towards a sustainable industry...we are learing what we need to ensure a coffee industry..where the natural environment is enhanced by coffee rather than damaged by it. We can actually sustain our industry if we want to. And I think we've never wanted it more." - Peter Giuliano, taken from the 2012 Sustainability Issue of The SCAA Chronicle | Over the past decade, there have been persistent disruptions to the supply chain attributed to weather, exacerbating challenges in an already strained supply chain. | Because small-scale farmers produce the vast majority of coffee—89% in Ethiopia, nearly 100% in Rwanda, just as two examples—their challenges quickly become ours. A very real outcome of systemic poverty is migration away from farms. In less than a generation, we could see the foundation of our supply chain move elsewhere. | When far...

Full article: http://scaa.org/?page=start&d=crisis-in-coffee

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