Why Your Coffee Could Get More Expensive
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) —
Oh no! What will we do? A devastating disease is threatening coffee crops and it could affect the price of your cup of Joe.
The US government is now stepping in to help Central American coffee farmers.
A fungus called Coffee Rust has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin America - affecting the price of some higher end coffees here in the United States.
Monday morning the US Agency for International Development announced a $5 million dollar partnership with Texas A&M University's World Coffee Research Center to try to eliminate this devastating fungus.