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New model of climate-change effects on coffee and bee pollinators

Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. However, diversity in...

NOAA: SST index values were close to zero in all four El Niño regions

COLLEGE PARK, MD. U.S. – During July, ENSO-neutral continued, as equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were near average across most of the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The latest weekly Niño SST index values were close to zero in ...

Maurizio Giuli explains the evolution of the world market for roasted coffee

MILANO - In this article our intent is to answer to this complicated question: how has evolved the Trade of Roasted coffee wordlwide in the 2 decades 1994-2014. In order to better analyse the evolution of the market over this time span, we referred to a study by Maurizio Giuli

Drinking coffee reduces risk of death from all causes, study finds

LONDON, UK – People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has found. The findings come from the largest study of its kind, in which scientists analysed data from more than half a million people across 10 European countries, including the UK, to explore ...

New research finds a link between caffeine and tackling obesity

MILAN – A new study out of China suggests caffeine could play a major role in weight loss by targeting a ‘lazy’ part of an obese subject’s brain. The report by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, released today, detailed how obese mice were less hungry and more active after being dosed with caffeine.

Free lecture to explore Kona’s coffee industry history on Big Island

KAILUA-KONA, U.S. – Kona Historical Society will present the history of Kona coffee and the pioneers who shaped it as part of its free monthly Hanohano `O Kona Lecture Series on Wednesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center. KHS Curator Mina Elison and Assistant Program Director Gavin Miculka will share stories and ...

International Hub, prof. Rivera to give a lecture on live streaming 3 pm CET

BELFORTE DEL CHIENTI, Italy –The lecture by Joseph A. Rivera (Coffee Director of Research & Development), one of the world's leading experts in the coffee sector, on Friday June 9th, will be followed by a large live international audience, with streaming. Starting at 3 pm CET you ...

In WWI trenches, instant coffee gave U.S. troops a much-needed boost

WASHINGTON, U.S. – On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and formally entered World War I. By late June, American infantry troops began arriving in Europe. One thing they couldn't do without? Coffee. "Coffee was as important as beef and bread," a high-ranking Army official concluded after the war.

Clarkson University study demonstrates coffee and cocoa improve focus

POTSDAM, NY, U.S. – Coffee and chocolate are two widely beloved, delicious delicacies. Often thought to be unhealthy, these two flavor powerhouses may in fact have benefits to attention, motivation and energy. Researchers at Clarkson University and the University of Georgia recently completed a year long study about the effects of caffeine and ...

Why coca leaf, not coffee, may always be Colombia’s favourite cash crop

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile – Colombia’s current peace process is facing numerous challenges. In a country that has suffered the worst impacts of the international drug war, one main dilemma is this: what to do with rural regions which have specialised in producing coca leaf, the main ingredient in one of the world’s most lucrative products?