The coffee industry, the second largest commodity market in the world behind oil, is a $175 billion industry. (Source: Tico Times Feb. 2015) As we see the effects of climate change, coffee rust becomes more prevalent in specialty coffee growing regions (Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, and India). Since 2014, the disease is now an epidemic. The governments of Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica have declared a “state of emergency”, as some producers have lost their entire farms to the fungus. And 67 percent of the world’s coffee is grown in the Americas alone.