World Coffee Research

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World Coffee Research is a non-profit, collaborative research and development program whose mission is "to grow, protect, and enhance supplies of quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it".[1] The organization was founded with participation or funds from thirty coffee industry groups including the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Counter Culture Coffee, the coffee importers InterAmerican Coffee, and specialty coffee providers Coffee Bean International.[2][3]

Geneticist Timothy Schilling is the Executive Director of the organization which is part of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University.[4] The organization funds and facilitates research relating to enhancing and protecting varieties of coffee as a commodity. For example, in order to preserve biodiversity the organization is collecting wild and cultivated varieties from Ethiopia and South Sudan.[5]



  1. "We are World Coffee Research". World Coffee Research. 
  2. Rosner, Hillary (October 2014). "Saving Coffee". Scientific American 311 (4): 68-73. 
  3. Mayer, Amy (October 2013). "Climate Change Already Challenging Agriculture". BioScience 63 (10): 781-787. 
  4. Bustillo, Miguel; Solomon Moore (July 19, 2012). "The Indiana Jones of Coffee". Wall Street Journal: pp. B1-B6. 
  5. Kingston, Lani (2015). How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean. Abrams Image. ISBN 978-1-78240-262-6. 

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