Peak Coffee? Could this be the wake-up call we need?

I don’t drink much coffee. So the news that some coffee producers are finding it tough to deal with changes in growing conditions that could be an early taste of what global warming will bring doesn’t strike close to home. And of course, “scientists are uncertain whether the peculiar weather patterns in the area are directly related to warming.”

Still, what if the fears are warranted? Is “peak coffee” around the corner? Given how much coffee Americans guzzle, I wonder what would happen if prices started spiking — just as they are about to do with the another habit-forming commodity.