WORSE-TASTING COFFEE (AND WINE, AND BEER!)
Changes in weather patterns will leave less land suitable for coffee-farming. Half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing regions could be lost, and those areas most suited to coffee production will be the hardest hit, according to one 2017 study. The changing climate will affect other drinks, too. Some craft beers need cool overnight temperatures to draw in wild yeasts from the air, while in vineyards, temperature determines when the grape harvest starts. So far, hotter summers have made for earlier harvests and better-tasting wines, but experts think we’ll soon reach a point where the heat, coupled with increasing rainfall, will reduce quality.