Seventy Years On, A Global Garden Keeps the Coffee Hot, Part 2
Coffea arabica is a diverse species. Yet a 2014 study of farmed and wild plants found that only a fraction of the species’ genetic diversity is represented in cultivated coffees. Wild arabica is certain to hold many more surprises, which can make coffee more secure, more productive and even more delicious.
Unfortunately, in 2019, wild Coffea arabica was declared an endangered species.