UC Davis Coffee Center hosted its annual Coffee Sensory Summit this past weekend. Three years ago, Dr. Juan Medrano and Dr. Allen Van Deynze became the first geneticists to create a reference genome for Coffea arabica. Dr. Juan Medrano, now COO and Co-Founder of Frinj Coffee, was interviewed in this exciting news release on CBS February 1, 2020.

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Inside the “coffee genome”

The University of California-Davis hopes to become the worldwide epicenter of coffee research, just as climate change threatens the multi-billion dollar industry. With the land in some countries that farm coffee eroding, researchers hope to find an environmentally-friendly solution that will also let you still have your regular morning cup. Dana Jacobson speaks to scientists who are working on the “coffee genome.