Stenophylla coffee is prepared for tasting at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) lab in Montpellier, France in December 2020. Photo: CIRAD via AFP Stenophylla coffee is prepared for tasting at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) lab in Montpellier, France in December 2020. Photo: CIRAD via AFP
Stenophylla coffee is prepared for tasting at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) lab in Montpellier, France in December 2020. Photo: CIRAD via AFP
Food and Drinks

Future-proof coffee? Scientists rediscover rare ‘climate resilient’ bean

  • As global warming threatens the popular arabica crops, the heat-resistant Stenophylla species could provide a key alternative
  • Unlike the more bitter robusta beans, this West African variety is said to be ‘clean, sweet-tasting’

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Stenophylla coffee is prepared for tasting at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) lab in Montpellier, France in December 2020. Photo: CIRAD via AFP Stenophylla coffee is prepared for tasting at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) lab in Montpellier, France in December 2020. Photo: CIRAD via AFP
Stenophylla coffee is prepared for tasting at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) lab in Montpellier, France in December 2020. Photo: CIRAD via AFP
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