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Professor Rhiney quoted in NY Times on coffee bean supply

coffee beans ny timesProfessor Kevon Rhiney was featured in an article published in the New York Times on August 12, 2021:

Brazil, which annually exports 34 million bags of coffee beans on average, has been hit with a series of climate shocks — a drought and plunging temperatures. “A severe cold frost normally burns leaves and branches of the coffee tree, which reduces the quality and quantity of coffee bean production,” said Kevon Rhiney, assistant professor in Rutgers University’s department of geography, where he specializes on the coffee industry.

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