Climate-Proof Beans Are the Future of Coffee

Climate change is threatening your morning coffee, but this rediscovered bean might just be the answer — and researchers say it tastes ‘fantastic.’

Climate change has already affected production of the world's two main coffee species, arabica and robusta. With ongoing drought and disease, studies report that globally, half of the land used to produce high-quality coffee could be unproductive by 2050. But researchers have recently discovered another species, stenophylla, growing in Sierra Leone — it hasn't been seen in the wild in decades.