The purchase of a coffee farm in Costa Rica by Starbucks (SBUX -1.3%) has lot more to do with...

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

The purchase of a coffee farm in Costa Rica by Starbucks (SBUX -1.3%) has lot more to do with science than finding new flavors, according to industry watchers. A pesky coffee rust fungus in Latin America is a growing concern and could affect wholesale coffee prices if a solution isn't found.