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Tequila is endangered, We Suggest Downing Some This Weekend!

The shortage is expected to aggravate in 2018 and continue until 2021...

So you’re probably wise enough to know that tequila comes from the agave plant - the Blue Agave. And by now, you’ve also heard of Mezcal - the drink that’s become a popular sweetener substitute as well in health talk. All this has led to a huge market for agave - that farmers in Mexico can’t seem to catch up on.

According to Reuters, this is causing a shortage of the agave plant, leading to an upward trend in prices in the last couple of years, that’s six times the previous price. The plant, normally harvested after it is seven or eight years old, is now forcibly being harvested while as young as four-years old, as demand is shooting up. However, with four-year-old plants being smaller in structure, yields are much lower.

The shortage is expected to aggravate in 2018 and continue until 2021. Cause for concern? Not really though, shortages such as these have happened before, but with these occurrences there’s likely to be a higher price to pay for that bottle of tequila! 

Culture

Tequila is endangered, We Suggest Downing Some This Weekend!

The shortage is expected to aggravate in 2018 and continue until 2021...

So you’re probably wise enough to know that tequila comes from the agave plant - the Blue Agave. And by now, you’ve also heard of Mezcal - the drink that’s become a popular sweetener substitute as well in health talk. All this has led to a huge market for agave - that farmers in Mexico can’t seem to catch up on.

According to Reuters, this is causing a shortage of the agave plant, leading to an upward trend in prices in the last couple of years, that’s six times the previous price. The plant, normally harvested after it is seven or eight years old, is now forcibly being harvested while as young as four-years old, as demand is shooting up. However, with four-year-old plants being smaller in structure, yields are much lower.

The shortage is expected to aggravate in 2018 and continue until 2021. Cause for concern? Not really though, shortages such as these have happened before, but with these occurrences there’s likely to be a higher price to pay for that bottle of tequila! 

Culture

Tequila is endangered, We Suggest Downing Some This Weekend!

The shortage is expected to aggravate in 2018 and continue until 2021...

So you’re probably wise enough to know that tequila comes from the agave plant - the Blue Agave. And by now, you’ve also heard of Mezcal - the drink that’s become a popular sweetener substitute as well in health talk. All this has led to a huge market for agave - that farmers in Mexico can’t seem to catch up on.

According to Reuters, this is causing a shortage of the agave plant, leading to an upward trend in prices in the last couple of years, that’s six times the previous price. The plant, normally harvested after it is seven or eight years old, is now forcibly being harvested while as young as four-years old, as demand is shooting up. However, with four-year-old plants being smaller in structure, yields are much lower.

The shortage is expected to aggravate in 2018 and continue until 2021. Cause for concern? Not really though, shortages such as these have happened before, but with these occurrences there’s likely to be a higher price to pay for that bottle of tequila! 

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