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Coffee, Tea, & Bees

“Why is tea prepared in such a consistent style, while the market overflows with different coffee-brewing products?” ponders Jesse Raub. Raub works with Intelligentsia Coffee and Kilogram Tea to teach people how to make coffee and tea, and in this article, breaks down the history and science behind why we brew our beloved caffeine vessels in different ways. However, climate change may have more serious impacts on our future cups of coffee than just a price increase. Bee pollination is responsible for 20-25% of coffee production, but a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences models how climate change impacts both coffee growing regions and their much needed pollinators. Both bees and coffee farming are affected, but in different ways.

More Than One Way to Brew a Pot: Why Tea and Coffee Aren’t Made the Same – Serious Eats

Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected – NPR: The Two Way

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