Thursday, December 29, 2005

Whoa. This is serious.

Forget the oil shortage, the affordable housing shortage, and the decent job shortage. We may be running out of coffee! (via Ezra):

LONDON -- A world coffee shortage is looming two years from now as yields from Brazilian trees dwindle and a global surplus in 2006-07 will fail to replenish stockpiles in producer countries, predicts commodity analysts F.O. Licht.

"In 2007-08, stocks could be at a critically low level," F.O. Licht managing director Helmut Ahlfeld said Thursday.

I swear to god, I WILL NOT pay more than $4 for my small caramel latte. I mean, unless I have to. Damn.