The latest news and knowledge from World Coffee Research
International Multilocation Variety Trial expands to 23 countries
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.
Quiet heroes of coffee science gather in China to share latest research
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.
In collaboration with WCR, Texas A&M helping to save the world’s coffee crop
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.
A new center for coffee research in Texas
Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry. In response to challenges facing coffee, including diseases, narrow genetic diversity, climate change and an ever-increasing global demand, the Texas A&M University Board of Regents voted on Sept. 1 to create the premier scientific center in the world dedicated to the advancement of research and development to improve the quality and sustainability. The new center would be a key partner of World Coffee Research.