Researchers Crack Coffee’s Caffeine Secrets, More Research Could Lead to Better Varieties

September 5, 2014 10:02 PM

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Researchers Crack Coffee’s Caffeine Secrets, More Research Could Lead to Better Varieties

For the first time researchers have sequenced the coffee genome and believe this is a step towards developing coffee varieties that can withstand drought and better resist coffee diseases. The findings are published in the US journal Science.

Coffee is one of the world’s favorite drinks. According to International Coffee Organization in 2013, coffee valued at $ 15.4 billion was traded. The coffee industry employs about 26 million people around the world. Coffee producing countries include Brazil, Ethiopia and Colombia. Despite these fact...

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