GCQRI: Wild Arabica Confirmed in South Sudan

February 8, 2011 · Filed Under Industry, News 

GCQRI-Borlaug mission to South Sudan confirms presence of wild arabica and potential for development

The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative(GCQRI) has embarked on a mission to South Sedan to find wild arabica.

The GCQRI was established to combat the potential loss of specialty coffee and to prolong and ensure its survival.. sort of.  The trip to Sudan was successful, and we may now start to see a tiny ultra-niche market product come out of the project.

we feel as if there is a special economic opportunity to develop a small-holder specialty coffee sector in Boma.  Granted, there will not be a great production from this area but the possibility of developing a Boma brand is especially attractive and could become a ultra-niche specialty coffee with a very high value meriting air transport out of Boma and into the marketplace.

I suggest clicking the link to read more.  It’s rather fascinating.

GCQRI is headquartered in College Station, TX.

Jason Haeger (347 Posts)

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