Coffee genes help hackers home in on the perfect brew

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The way coffee is being grown as well as what beans are planted could be about to change. Recent research could mean that coffee growers end up with more disease resistant beans that can grow in hotter, drier and higher climates. It might even result in a great tasting low-caffeine bean too and perhaps even more flavours to choose from.

Understanding the genetics behind the coffee bean has got to be good news. Given the love we all seem to have for it means we need to do all we can to give farmers better beans to grow in their local environment so they can provide a healthy income for themselves and we can keep drinking it.