Sixty per cent of all wild coffee species are at the risk of extinction due to a deadly mix of climate change, deforestation and severe diseases, according to a study, raising concern over the future of the world’s most popular beverage.
The Coonoor Tea Trade Association’s 2019 auction opened on a happy note with as much as 90 per cent of the offer being absorbed despite the average price rising to ₹98.23 a kg at the first auction from ₹97.64 in the last auction of 2018 when only 78 per cent was absorbed.
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