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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.
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What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Italian engineers say they've finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What's so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.
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Composting program with used coffee grounds

Composting program with used coffee grounds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Used coffee grounds from a campus coffee shop are being used as compost to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at a student farm. By composting alone, 50 pounds a week -- or about 30 percent of the coffee shop's total waste -- has been diverted from landfills. While developing the compost program, the researchers made an important discovery: coffee grounds are a great compost for cultivating mushrooms, particularly gourmet mushrooms, such as oyster, shiitake and reishi. The U.S. gets nearly 45 percent of mushrooms from China, and there is a need for more local suppliers of gourmet mushrooms, said one researcher.
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African Origins Of Coffee: Arabica Versus Robusta | Ethiopia | Sarah Khan

African Origins Of Coffee: Arabica Versus Robusta | Ethiopia | Sarah Khan | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The vast majority of the coffee we drink is either Arabica or Robusta, but many factors -- including climate and how it is processed -- affect taste.
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Some Insights on Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix) | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

Some Insights on Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix) | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

It is clear that many Central American countries are experiencing a devastating outbreak of coffee leaf rust, which is affecting current yields and will likely affect subsequent harvests.

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Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America

Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A plant-choking fungus called coffee rust has hurt farmers and sent economic damages rippling through local communities.
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Cracking the code for a perfect coffee › News in Science (ABC Science)

Cracking the code for a perfect coffee › News in Science (ABC Science) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Coffee lovers have a new way to ensure they are getting the perfect brew - by listening to it roast. New research by coffee aficionado and underwater acoustics expert Associate Professor Preston Wilson from the University of Texas, Austin has shown that the cracking sounds emitted during the bean roasting process could provide the foundations of an automated roast monitoring technique.

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Half of Central America’s Coffee Harvest This Year Is in Danger

Half of Central America’s Coffee Harvest This Year Is in Danger | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Thanks to climate change, coffee rust's ideal habitat seems to be spreading as higher elevations and more northern areas become warmer
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Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future : NPR

Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future : NPR | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Today's commercial coffee production is based on only a tiny slice of the genetic varieties that have grown since prehistoric times.
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