Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Where can you find the world’s most sustainable coffee? In a lab in Finland, of course...

this is coffee in a cup. Coffee production is responsible for vast deforestation, so scientists are making a lab-grown alternative

Lab-grown coffee could significantly reduce the environmental impact of this very popular beverage. Image: UNSPLASH/karl chor

Emma Charlton
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a map showing coffee is typically cultivated in some of the world’s most delicate ecosystems.
Coffee is typically cultivated in some of the world’s most delicate ecosystems. Image: Our World in Data

a photo showing how coffee cell cultures become roasted coffee
Coffee cell cultures (right) become roasted coffee (left). Image: VTT Research
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a diagram showing the four key areas of how we can make coffee more sustainable.
Making coffee more sustainable. Image: The Sustainable Coffee Challenge

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