Bold new center to protect international coffee industry
As the weather cools and holidays heat up, we hope you'll keep warm this season with a delicious cup of coffee. And thanks to AgriLife researchers, you'll hopefully be able to continue drinking rich, flavorful coffee for many holidays to come!
The new Center for Coffee Research and Education is stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry plagued with problems such as diseases, narrow genetic diversity, climate change and an ever-increasing global demand.
In response to these challenges, the Texas A&M University Board of Regents voted to create the premier scientific center in the world dedicated to the advancement of research and development to improve the quality and sustainability of coffee.
The Center for Coffee Research and Education, located within our own Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, will seek to make rapid gains in research to sustain and grow the world’s coffee supply — saving coffee and
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I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year!