World Coffee Research is thrilled to welcome Greg Meenahan as our first partnerships development director. Before joining WCR, Meenahan was the Chief Operating Officer of Child Aid, an international aid organization providing social and economic development through literacy.
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WCR welcomes new partnerships director
WCR NewsDate: 7.11.17
Ethiopia to lose up to 59% of coffee lands to climate change
WCR NewsDate: 7.10.17
A major new paper published last month in the journal Nature Plants finds that Ethiopia, the birthplace of Arabica coffee, may lose up to 59% of its coffee lands by the end of the century due to climate change. Some famous coffee regions, like Sidamo, may be lost entirely. However, if decisive action is taken, it would be possible to adapt the country's coffee sector to rising temperatures and lessening rainfall, mostly through relocating coffee areas to higher altitudes.
WCR featured on The Coffee Podcast
WCR NewsDate: 6.15.17
In their the episode, The Coffee Podcast tackles genetics and coffee to peek inside the latest science on using advanced genetics for coffee breeding—without genetic modification. Suitable for non-scientists!
Probat Burns invests in innovation where coffee begins
WCR NewsDate: 6.14.17
Probat Burns, the iconic maker of coffee roasting equipment, is the first roast manufacturing company to commit to a sustainable future for coffee where the beverage begins—with the seed. Probat Burns is the newest member of World Coffee Research, supporting the precompetitive, nonprofit R&D organization in their work to create the next generation of coffee varieties.
Informe anual ahora disponible en español
WCR NewsDate: 5.25.17
World Coffee Research is pleased to announce that our 2016 annual report is now available in Spanish / World Coffee Research se complace en anunciar que nuestro informe anual de 2016 ya está disponible en español.