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Direct Action

T 6.01 A Final Word

Our experiences researching and writing about the terroir of coffee have been exciting and interesting. As these final two chapters have described, however, our pleasure in the study of the diverse coffee-producing regions is laced with fear and uncertainty about the future of our industry. Most baristas we interview express a strong desire to help do something to mitigate the effects of climate change. 

If we look closely at the contributors to greenhouse gas emission in the coffee supply chain, we see that one sector is responsible for over 45% of the entire emissions output (B Killian et al.,