Biodiversity, Brazil And Core Power Coffee News For The Day
A lot of consumers wake up to a delicious cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Others pick up the newspaper or check the headlines online. It is rare to find coffee headlines, but this delicious drink has sparked up quite a bit of attention during the past few weeks. Brazil could soon experience a boost to its economy, thanks to coffee. Deep in the mountains of Brazil, farmers are focusing intently on one strain of coffee and it could pay off dividends in the near future. One farmer is running two arabica farms and expects to harvest 3,200 bags with each weighing 132 pounds.
In 2019, the farmer expects a crop of 5,000 bags! Brazil just happens to be the world’s biggest grower and exporter of Arabica beans. The number of arabica beans produced by the country could rise at least thirty percent this year. This is one of the main reasons coffee is one of the poorest performers according to the Bloomberg Commodity Index. JSBeverage and other retailers have been forced to sell the beans for far less than normal, due to the constant oversupply. The prices Brazilian farmers receive for their arabica beans have dropped significantly and this is unlikely to change anytime soon.
54-year-old Di Giacomo insists it is just “part of the game”. Nevertheless, the decrease in prices have some Brazilian farmers on edge. Meanwhile, Fairlife LLC has announced that it intends to rerelease its coffee flavor of Core Power protein shakes. The original product contained just 20 grams and was a part of the company’s light series. The new Core Power Coffee will contain 26 grams per serving. The relaunch of the coffee flavored drink is expected to take place during the Spring of 2018.
Each 11.5-ounce bottle will contain 85 grams of caffeine. The company believes that its new Core Power Coffee will provide consumers with an intense caffeine kick and a delicious, bold essence. The product is lactose-free and it contains the highest quality dairy protein from real cow’s milk. Consumers should be on the lookout for the new product this spring. Products will be sold online and in some retail stores.
A recent study revealed a connection between coffee and biodiversity, the variety of life found on Earth. Most everyone is familiar with the health benefits of coffee, but this revelation will definitely change how skeptics feel about the beverage. The new Western Ghats study focuses on coffee cultivation and how it affects a variety of animal species, such as birds. The findings revealed that bird biodiversity is not affected by coffee cultivation, regardless of the type of coffee bean grown.
Farmers can now reap the benefits of the coffee industry without being concerned about harming wildlife. It appears to be a win-win for everyone right? According to previous studies, the more extreme farming methods utilized, when growing coffee, has a bigger impact on biodiversity. For example, “shade-grown monoculture,” a more aggressive farming technique, impacts biodiversity much more than rustic coffee, which has the least impact on birds and vegetation.
Of course, growing coffee affects different organisms in unique ways. Resident birds are impacted more than migratory birds and “canopy-dwelling birds” are even impacted to a smaller extent.
If you are familiar with the impacts of coffee growing on animal species, you probably already know that rustic coffee decreases ant biodiversity. However, as the demand for coffee continues to soar, most farmers are forced to turn to more drastic techniques to keep up with the demand.