Coffee Barometer 2014 explores the global and local dimensions of the coffee production system, by observing how the social, economic and ecological aspects are intertwined. On the one hand we have noticed that coffee producers are experiencing different climate change related impacts, on the other hand there are only few and fragmented adaptation and mitigation measures being implemented in the coffee sector to cope with this new reality.
We will examine recent developments in the coffee market to trace the main trends. An attempt will be made to identify the consequences of climate change in different coffee producing countries and present an overview of case studies advocating adaptation strategies. In view of the challenges faced by the coffee sector, market development for sustainable coffee and its procurement by the world’s top ten coffee roasters will be discussed. In conclusion, diverse aspects of a sustainable coffee sector will be linked to an agenda that places coffee farmers at the centre of strategies for change.