The story of coffee dates back to the 15th century, when the first signs of coffee drinking can be traced in Yemen with merchants importing coffee goods from Ethiopia. Although it is not clear how coffee originated there are many theories and local legends surrounding this, by the 17th century it had made its way to Europe, and got the official stamp of approval from Pope Clement VIII himself. Since the 15th century, coffee has been enjoyed throughout the world and is a source of joy and energy for many people including all of us here at Bristol Twenty!
The story of coffee may be changing sooner than we think, with climate change rapidly affecting coffee production it may mean our daily cup of coffee will be a fond memory. With coffee farms predicted to run out of resources and remaining coffee beans having a huge price increase for consumers, this will have a big impact on coffee production as we know it.
Climate change is having a huge effect on coffee production and the livelihood of coffee producers. Coffee is a sensitive crop that relies heavily on weather patterns and temperature. As climate change continues to affect the planet, it can take a toll on coffee growers around the world.
At Bristol Twenty, we source the very best beans to make speciality coffee from around the globe such as Costa Rica, Brazil and India. Many of these places have been affected by climate change. They have experienced extreme weather from rising temperatures, droughts and frost which has caused a significant decrease in the amount of coffee grown.