Coffee Fungus Outbreak to Cause Pain for Investors and Consumers?

A recent Bloomberg article cited Jose Angel Buitrago, president of the Central American Organization of Coffee Exporters, as saying that a coffee rust fungus affecting this year's crop could reduce the harvest by up to 25%. In the following video, Motley Fool consumer-goods analyst Blake Bos tells investors in such companies as Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters how this could affect them, as well as what it could mean for your morning coffee.

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