Fading aroma

日期:2019-03-06 06:17:11 作者:曲娣 阅读:

By Fred Pearce SAVOUR your breakfast coffee while you can. The future of the world’s most popular coffee bean is under threat. Only an international emergency programme can save the surviving remnants of the wild arabica coffee plants growing in the highland rainforests of southwest Ethiopia, an Ethiopian ecologist claims. “We gave the world coffee. Now we hope the international community will collaborate with us to save its genetic base,” says Tadesse Gole, currently at the University of Bonn in Germany. Government plans to protect three forest fragments have foundered for lack of cash,