Stephanie Parker is a writer, photographer, and translator living in Silvaplana, a tiny town in the Swiss alps. Born and raised in New York City, Stephanie left the city life behind for good in 2011 to travel in Central and South America. Her experiences there helped lead her to complete an MA in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism at the University of Montana, where she did an in-depth reporting project on coffee rust fungus in Nicaragua. After two years working in communications for a USAID-funded international agriculture project, she is now a full-time freelance journalist focusing on food, agriculture, invasive species, and social justice.
By Stephanie Parker, Sustainable Food Trust
Climate change is threatening coffee in Central America. Temperatures are rising, making it harder to grow high-quality Coffea arabica in the altitudes where it is currently grown.