Coffee of the Future

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Climate vs. Coffee

Drinking a cup of coffee is how billions of people wake up every morning. But climate change is threatening this popular beverage. Over 60% of the world’s coffee species are at risk of extinction. Scientists are searching for solutions, including hunting for wild, forgotten coffee species that are more resilient to our shifting climate. Find out how the chemistry of coffee can help us brew coffee alternatives, and how coffee grounds can be part of building a sustainable future.


  • Christopher Hendon - Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Chemistry, University of Oregon
  • Shannon Kilmartin-Lynch - Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia
  • Aaron Davis - Senior Research Leader of Crops and Global Change, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Featuring music by Dewey Dellay and Jun Miyake

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