A hybrid coffee coffee variety known as the Camel-ccino just became the first hybrid beans to win world rating fame.
It developed through a breakthrough that combined research in Costa Rica and modern hi-tech farming technology in Tanzania, the largest supplier of the coffee crop for the U.S.
Harvey House, a research center in Costa Rica, is developing the beans.
The farm, run by Christophe Asselin-Blancher and his wife Ana-Chloé. In Africa, the couple runs a business called Ingolo Cocoa and Coffee, which provides training and high-end coffee-growing in forests from Kenya to Uganda.
The hope is that the Camel-ccino coffee breed can be planted throughout Africa. If successful, that would mean a cup of the favorite drink could someday come from a grove full of cocoa trees — grown the correct way.
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Gabriel Cheruiyot, the farmer who helped plant the coffee tree, told Al Jazeera, “I planted the CACABEE Camel-ccino coffee tree and before the tree had a chance to bear fruit I had to dig out all the seeds and replace them.”
Cheruiyot said he hoped the tree will stand strong for centuries and pass to future generations the legacy of a new type of coffee.
The cup of coffee will have different leaves and fruits, according to the USA Today. The breeding process will hopefully produce a higher quality coffee with fewer defects.
When it comes to the demand for coffee, the answer is simple: Americans simply have too much caffeine in their systems. But in other cultures and cultures, some are saying we need to adjust, because the wrong thing is being done to our coffee supplies.
After decades of growing largely unscathed, farmers in the Amazon region of Brazil say they have been hit by a sudden run on coffee beans and are worried about the quality and future of the crop.
Instead of increasing supply, which will eventually increase the flow of profits to coffee farmers, the surge in demand for instant coffee from American customers is putting pressure on bean farmers.