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US Steps Up Fight Against ‘Coffee Rust’

The Obama administration is joining forces with Texas A&M University in the fight against “coffee rust” - a fungus threatening to devastate the Latin American coffee crop.   The orange-colored fungus has already caused more than $1 billion in damage.  It is especially dangerous to Arabica beans - used to brew gourmet coffees that are much in demand in U.S. coffee shops and elsewhere.   Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama have been especially...

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