(CNN) Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct. “Considering threats from human encroachment and deforestation, some (coffee species) could be extinct in 10 to 20 years, particularly with the added influence of climate change,” Davis said.Click to see full answer. Correspondingly, is coffee going extinct? Not extinct Beside above, is coffee a plant? The Coffee Plant. Coffee comes from the seeds of a small tree in the genus Coffea and although somewhat surprising, is considered a fruit. The plant is a tree with evergreen leaves and a main stem that can grow up to 10 meters tall when growing in the wild. This singular seed is called a “peaberry”. Also, is Arabica coffee endangered? Not extinct What is the future of coffee?Most experts agree that the future of coffee is significantly at risk due to climate change. It is estimated that 50% of the land used to grow coffee will not be farmable by the year 2100. The total number of coffee species threatened with extinction by area.