New Texas A&M center aims to protect struggling coffee industry
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. – Coffee as we know it could be in trouble. There is now a new Center for Coffee Research and Education at Texas A&M. It was started with the sole purpose of protecting the drink so many of us enjoy so much.
At the Starbucks inside the MSC, as students are lining up to get their morning cup of caffeine, across campus, researchers are working to make sure they’re able to get that coffee for years to come… continue reading
Texas A&M adds research jolt to global effort to save coffee industry from climate change
COLLEGE STATION – 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.
Echeverria, a researcher from Costa Rica, is studying why certain coffee plants have genes making them somewhat tolerant to coffee leaf rust, a voracious fungus that has devastated crops in Central America and Brazil… continue reading
Texas A&M Establishes Center for Coffee Research and Education
The Texas A&M University Board of Regents voted last week to create a dedicated research center within the university’s Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture devoted to advanced research into coffee with the goals of improved quality and sustainability throughout the global supply.
The Center for Coffee Research and Education “will seek to make rapid gains in research to sustain and grow the world’s coffee supply,” Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, said in an announcement following the vote. Dr. Leo Lombardini has been named the center’s director… continue reading
Coffee farm thriving in the Rio Grande Valley
WESLACO — A South Texas scientist is amazed that coffee plants from all over the world are growing so well in the subtropical conditions of the Rio Grande Valley.
Just over a year ago, Dr. Juan Anciso, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service fruit and vegetable specialist, planted 200 plants representing 40 coffee varieties from Central and South America and Africa… continue reading
New Coffee Center To Protect International Coffee Industry
Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry.
Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 billion for the United States alone, reaching $170 billion worldwide, according to Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research… continue reading