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.
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In collaboration with WCR, Texas A&M helping to save the world’s coffee crop
PressDate: 10.8.16Publisher: Houston Chronicle
World Coffee Research launches first-ever coffee variety catalog
PressDate: 6.22.16Publisher: Daily Coffee News
World Coffee Research has released “Coffee Varieties of Mesoamerica and the Carribean,” a first-of-its-kind catalog of arabica coffee varieties designed for use by coffee farmers. The catalog is available for free in English and Spanish (“Las Variedades de Café de Mesoamérica y el Caribe”) either in a 47-page PDF version available for free download or through an interactive website. The nonprofit WCR also plans to distribute the catalog to thousands of coffee farmers through national coffee institutions, exporters, cooperatives and nurseries that supply coffee plants and seeds.
PressDate: 4.20.16Publisher: Barista Magazine
How a lack of diversity endangers the future of coffee
Can Science Save Specialty Coffee?
PressDate: 2.26.16Publisher: Roast Magazine
- Can Science Save Specialty Coffee? cover
As communications director for World Coffee Research, I have weekly conversations with people—from roasters to producers to bankers to everyone in between—about what the organization does. Almost uniformly, people are curious about our work, and express a sense of its importance, but few seem to feel as if they truly understand what we do.
That’s normal. Most of us haven’t cracked a science textbook in years. To further complicate the matter, we as an organization sometimes have tunnel vision, talking about individual projects at the expense of focusing on the larger mission and research agenda.When Roast asked me to provide an update on our work, I i...