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Seventy Years On, a Global Garden Keeps the Coffee Hot

2 May 2019

Seventy Years On, a Global Garden Keeps the Coffee Hot

In March 1949, a group of experts started a special kind of coffee plantation on the land of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) at Turrialba, in the center of Costa Rica. They planted 23 different types of coffee trees collected from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. It was the beginning of one of the most important collections of coffee diversity in the world.

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