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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The U.S. government, leading scientists from around the world and a multibillion-dollar industry are teaming up to fight one of the biggest threats modern civilization has ever faced. No, it's not terrorism or climate change they're battling -- it's coffee rust, a microscopic fungus that's wreaking havoc on coffee crops in Central America. "We don't see an end in sight anytime soon," said Leonardo Lombardini of World Coffee Research.


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I'm in serious trouble if this gets bad.


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D'oh. I'm sure Monsanto will save the day. (JJ)

There's always chicory root (Really, really, REALLY JJ)

Anyway, I'm in the same boat, not many things better than a good pot of coffee.

#1 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-05-21 09:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Damn, I thought a microbrewery had come up with a cool new name for a kick-ass stout..."Civilization's Demise". I guess based on the article, it should be a coffee stout.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-05-21 09:29 AM | Reply | Flag:


A friend and I had a home brew we dubbed "Stolpen"...Was around 13% alcohol. We made it for new years and needless to say, we didn't make it to midnight.

Not sure what I think about a coffee stout tho. I mean, I love coffee but can't stand coffee flavored ice cream or even iced coffee.

#3 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-05-21 10:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

This isn't about beer?

#4 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-05-21 11:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

Coffee crisis?

Production will plummet.
Body count will skyrocket.

May be forced to drink....tea.

#5 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-05-21 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

#5 God help us all.

Wait..can we drink sweet tea? 'Cause that and some barbecue brisket sound sounds pretty damned tasty right about now.

#6 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-05-21 12:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

there's always that savory and snowy standby, cocaine.

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-05-21 01:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well I guess , in the not too distant future, we all better get ready to pay $18 dollars for a cup of coffee!

Come to think of it , when you go to Starbucks you'll pay close to that already.

#8 | Posted by shane at 2014-05-21 01:52 PM | Reply | Flag:


#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-21 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Civilization's demise.


#10 | Posted by BradfordWinston at 2014-05-21 02:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Civilization's demise.
#10 | Posted by BradfordWinston at 2014-05-21 02:15 PM

Citation needed.

#11 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2014-05-21 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1


Nah, you can get regular coffee for a regular price, it's the hoity toity cappuccino/frappuccino/latte crap with soy/goat milk that costs the big bucks.

#12 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-05-21 04:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

The shelf life of canned ground coffee is 3 years, so stock-up coffee lovers, (only 18 months in a plastic container)

#13 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-21 11:59 PM | Reply | Flag:


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