The new strain of coffee has been found to tolerate warm temperatures © Getty Images
The new strain of coffee has been found to tolerate warm temperatures © Getty Images

New coffee species 'offers opportunity' for Sierra Leone farmers

22 April 2021

A rare species of coffee bean rediscovered in West Africa could prove to be the healthy dose of stimulants the coffee industry requires as climate change threatens yields.

Investigators from Kew Gardens in London, UK, rediscovered a rare and threatened species in Sierra Leone in 2018 after years of searching. They believe Coffea stenophylla has the right combination of flavour and hardiness to provide a shot in the arm for the industry.

 Want to stay up to date with the news? Sign up to our daily bulletin.

To read the rest of this article you need to sign in:
Don't have an account? Register here

JOIN CIPS

Not a CIPS member? Why not join CIPS to access a full range of benefits, including:

  • Access all areas of the CIPS Knowledge on-line library including tools and templates and Supply Management stories.
  • Enhance your network and get connected to a global community of 120,000 in 150 countries.
  • Stay in touch and up to date through member only events and branch meetings.
  • Annual subscription to Supply Management magazine.
  • 10 per cent discount on all training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Up to 15 per cent discount on books from the CIPS book store, including course books and a range of further reading text books.

And much more. Click here to join >

LATEST
JOBS
Dunton, Brentwood
Competitive salary
Ford Motor Company
Homeworking, Abingdon with local and regional travel as required
£40,000 - £55,000 per year depending on knowledge and experience
Achilles
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE