Leaf rust resistant variety in Honduras succumbs to pest

World Coffee Research has confirmed that a coffee variety in Honduras, widely planted across the country because of its resistance to coffee leaf rust, is no longer resistant to the disease. The variety, Lempira, makes up a significant portion of Honduran coffee production and has been widely planted since an epidemic of leaf rust hit Central America beginning in 2012. …

Coffee may improve mood: study

An examination of the effects of coffee on peoples’ moods have found that it may have an overall positive effect. The review of existing research into the matter was completed by Dr Géraldine Coppin from the University of Geneva and Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and published by the industry-sponsored Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. “Current research into this …

Is the future of coffee clear?

A new coffee product has hit the market and while it’s not clear whether it will take off, there is at least one thing that is clear about it: the product itself. The brainchild of Slovakian brothers David and Adam Nagy, CLR CFF is the world’s first colourless coffee. Made as a ready-to-drink product, the clear coffee is made from …

Four cups per day is safe: study

Research by the International Life Sciences Institute has found that it is safe for adults to drink up to four cups of coffee per day. The findings, which were published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, showed that people could safely consume about 400 milligrams of caffeine per day. The research found that the safe levels for pregnant women …