A shocking study of coffee lovers recommends adjusting the way it is prepared.. What does this have to do with climate change? | Variety news

A shocking study of coffee lovers recommends adjusting the way it is prepared.. What does this have to do with climate change? | Variety news
A shocking study of coffee lovers recommends adjusting the way it is prepared.. What does this have to do with climate change? | Variety news
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1/23/2023|Last updated: 1/23/202302:59 PM (Makkah)

In a shock to fans of traditional coffee preparation, Canadian researchers analyzed the contribution of the famous drink to climate change, and suggested that its lovers adjust the way it is prepared.

Pollution caused by coffee preparation is much greater than some people might imagine, researchers Luciano Rodríguez-Viana, Jean-François Boucher and Pierre-Luc Desoriault write in an analysis published in the journal The Conversation that combating climate change requires an adequate diet. And coffee is no exception.

And the researchers at the University of Quebec in Canada wrote that choosing a method of preparing coffee that emits fewer amounts of greenhouse gases (causing global warming) and modifying consumption patterns has become an urgent necessity.

The study also found that using coffee pods to brew coffee contributes less to the carbon footprint than brewing coffee using a traditional filter.

“Our analysis clearly showed that traditional filtered coffee has the highest carbon footprint, mainly because more coffee powder is used to produce the required amount of coffee, as well as the fact that this process consumes more electricity to heat the water and keep it warm,” the team said.

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The researchers compared brewing using coffee pods, brewing coffee the traditional way in a coffee maker, brewing it using a French press, and using instant coffee, and ultimately concluded that instant coffee was the most environmentally sound.

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The researchers added, “This mechanization, irrigation, and the use of nitrous oxide-emitting fertilizers, whose production requires large amounts of natural gas, contribute significantly to increasing the carbon footprint of coffee.”

According to studies released last year, researchers found that drinking one or two cups of coffee per day may lead to an increase in heart health.

Coffee prices rose 70% after drought and frost destroyed crops in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee-producing country.

The economic repercussions are expected to be profound, given that it is estimated that up to 120 million of the world’s poorest people depend on coffee production for their livelihoods.

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