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Can we survive without coffee?

According to a new study published in Science Advances, at least 60 percent of the world's coffee species are at risk of extinction. Among the species at risk is the Arabica bean, which is the most popular coffee for commercial production. Both casual coffee drinkers and addicts shutter at the thought of higher-priced coffee and empty pots. Others say they'd be just fine if coffee disappeared; there are other ways to get a caffeine boost. What do you think?

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According to the new report published in Science Advances, 60 percent of the world's coffee species are "threatened with extinction." CNN's Lauren Kent spoke with senior researcher Aaron P. Davis on why this is the case:

'Considering threats from human encroachment and deforestation, some (coffee species) could be extinct in 10 to 20 years, particularly with the added influence of climate change,' Davis said.
Fewer coffee crops means your morning cup might get more expensive and taste worse.

The year is 2030. Your Starbucks order costs no less than $10.00 and is less "triple-pump-cold-foam" and more "dark-brown-sludge-in-a-cup." It won't even matter that your coffee is not Instagramable because Instagram no longer exists; the world is too bleak. The Sunday Scaries have taken on a whole new meaning as you rock yourself back and forth, with no steaming cup near to awake your soul.

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According to one write-in on Quora, the world would continue to turn without coffee. The market will adjust and fill the hole in everyone's coffee-laden hearts with other sources of energy: 

Coffee is a commodity, so results of a shortage is relatively easy to predict. As supplies of coffee dwindles, the price would shoot up higher and higher. These price spikes would quickly move consumers from coffee to other caffeine sources such as energy drinks or sodas. Life goes on a normal…

Another writer offers a different proposal for survival: 

Thanos’ plan would come to pass. Half the population would kill the other half and we’d have enough resources to continue without further damage to the environment.
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A world without coffee would also have huge economic consequences. According to Vice's Samantha Power: 

In Canada, over 170,000 jobs relate to coffee, from roaster to barista. In the US it's over 1.6 million. The National Coffee Association in the US estimates economic impact of coffee to be $225.2 billion (€200.5 billion EUR.) 7.75 million 60 kilo bags were exported globally in July alone.

Plus, as more and more people turn to other caffeine sources like soda and energy drinks, sugar consumption will likely go up, accelerating America's obesity epidemic.

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Perhaps a life without coffee would be better for everyone. According to Caffeine Informer, quitting coffee can lower your blood pressure, improve your sleep quality and decrease anxiety. Maybe the world should do away with caffeine consumption altogether:

Bottled coffees, teas, energy drinks, and sodas often contain an assortment of preservatives designed to give them a longer shelf-life...Cutting these out of your diet can be beneficial to one’s overall long-term good health.
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