Programs

We drive research to dramatically improve coffee productivity, coffee quality, climate resilience, and farmer livelihoods.

Breeding

30 years to impact in farmer fields

Today’s coffee varieties are no match for the threats of the 21st century, but breeding innovation severely lags other crops. We support our partners to apply modern breeding approaches to create better varieties that meet farmer and consumer demand.

Field & Quality Trials

5–10 years to impact in farmer fields

Farmers need varieties that perform better than what they already have. Through our international network of trials, we test both existing and new varieties in the field and in the cup, we support the creation and diffusion of better plants that meet farmers’ and roasters’ needs.

Nurseries & Seed Value Chains

1–3 years to impact in farmer fields

Creating the best variety in the world doesn’t matter if farmers can’t access it. But today, most farmers don’t know what varieties they have, and don’t have access to better. We work to make better plants available and accessible to farmers by strengthening seed systems, deploying new tools, purifying seed lots, and training nurseries.