‘Lost’ coffee plant can resist climate change and tastes just as good

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Environment 19 April 2021 By Ibrahim Sawal Coffea stenophylla plantE. Couturon, IRDA rare species of coffee has been found to have a similar flavour to the varieties favoured by coffee growers for their high quality – but it is also more tolerant of the higher temperatures and more varied rainfall that are becoming increasingly typical…

‘Lost’ coffee plant can resist climate change and tastes just as good
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19 April 2021

By Ibrahim Sawal

coffee plant

Coffea stenophylla plant

E. Couturon, IRD

A rare species of coffee has been found to have a similar flavour to the varieties favoured by coffee growers for their high quality – but it is also more tolerant of the higher temperatures and more varied rainfall that are becoming increasingly typical of coffee-growing regions.

Many types of coffees favoured for their taste only grow in a narrow range of conditions, meaning they might not survive if temperatures increase. In fact, around 60 per cent of wild coffee species are facing extinction.

Coffea stenophylla may offer a solution. Farmers stopped cultivating …

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