Four new countries have committed to participate in the International Multilocation Variety Trial (IMLVT), the largest, collaborative, global coffee research platform and variety exchange in history. Australia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and the United States (Hawaii) will all join the trial in 2017, bringing the total number of participating countries to 23.
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International Multilocation Variety Trial expands to 23 countries
Project UpdateDate: 12.7.16
Peer-reviewed academic journals publish World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon research
WCR NewsDate: 12.1.16
This week, two major academic papers in coffee sensory science were published in open-access, peer-reviewed journals. The first describes the creation of the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon by a team of sensory scientists at Kansas State University and Texas A&M. The second describes how the work from the lexicon was adapted by researchers at UC Davis and the Specialty Coffee Association of America to create a new version of the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel, the first time the iconic wheel has been based on the work of expert scientists.
Quiet heroes of coffee science gather in China to share latest research
WCR NewsDate: 11.29.16
At the biannual International Conference on Coffee Science, held this year in China's Yunnan province, the world's top coffee researchers gathered to share their recent findings. World Coffee Research was there presenting three papers, on coffee's genetic diversity, climate change, and the relationship between coffee leaf rust and quality.
Will there be any coffee left in 100 years?
WCR NewsDate: 11.14.16
In a plenary session at the World Coffee Leader's Forum in Korea, Tim Schilling tackles one of the biggest questions facing the coffee industry.
In collaboration with WCR, Texas A&M helping to save the world’s coffee crop
PressDate: 10.8.16Publisher: Houston Chronicle
At the Starbucks inside Texas A&M University’s Evans Library, students line up for their daily jolt of java. Across campus, in a rather ordinary laboratory inside the horticulture building, Fabian Echeverria is trying to prevent a worldwide coffee shortage.