Simeon TegelNovember 9, 2013 17:47
LIMA — Are you paying a fair price for your latte every morning? More than fair, you might think. But try telling that to the farmers in Latin America who grow most of the world’s premium java and, in many cases, are not even making ends meet. Rock-bottom prices for coffee beans — below cost for many of the region’s growers — and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust, a fungus that slashes harvests, are making their lives a misery.