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  • WCR welcomes new member: Foodbuy

    WCR News

    Date: 12.1.15
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    Compass Group, the world’s largest foodservice company, along with Foodbuy (their procurement arm) is the first foodservice company to commit to a sustainable future for coffee where coffee begins—with the seed. Foodbuy is the newest member and the only foodservice sector supporter of World Coffee Research.


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    “Foodbuy and Compass Group have a commitment to three life-sustaining priorities: humanity, sustainability and wellness,” says Tony Shearer, Foodbuy’s Chief Executive Officer. “Supporting World Coffee Research allows us to take action on these priorities and directly impact coffee farmers, the growing process and the coffee many of our customers drink every day."

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  • A Matter of Taste

    Press

    Date: 11.1.15
    Publisher: Global Coffee Report
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    An article in Global Coffee Report talks about the forthcoming World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon.

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  • Press

    Date: 10.30.15
    Publisher: SCAA Specialty Coffee Chronicle
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    Deciding which variety of coffee to plant is perhaps the most important decision a farmer will make about his or her farm.

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  • Global coffee climate zones

    A new coffee study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, confirms predictions that half of the land currently suitable for Arabica coffee production will no longer be suitable by 2050. But it also identifies the key climate zones in which coffee flourishes, and shows how these zones will change by 2050, which brings new insights about what can be done to adapt. The full study is available at PLOS ONE.

    Not all coffee climates will be affected equally by climate change. The new research shows for the first time how each of five “agro-ecological zones” for coffee will respond to climate change by the middle of the century. The findings show the biggest losers will be producers in hotter areas with long dry seasons, such as parts of Braz...

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    World Coffee Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Klein, Ph.D., to the position of molecular biologist in coffee genetic diversity and genomic selection. Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor and the Associate Head for Graduate Programs in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University.

    "We are extremely proud to welcome Dr. Trish Klein to our coffee breeding team as molecular geneticist," says World Coffee Research executive director Tim Schilling. "With her skill set and experience, WCR is uniquely positioned to make greater and more rapid progress at developing the next-generation of high-quality, rust-resistant coffee varieties fo...

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