Scientists in Brazil have decoded the genetic structure of the country’s best-known product, coffee.

The success of a two-year government project was announced on Tuesday by the country’s agriculture minister.

Roberto Rodrigues said an extraordinary horizon had opened up – and the coffee would taste even better as a result.

He proclaimed that Brazil would use the genetic code to create a super-coffee, richer in taste, more aromatic and resistant to disease and frost.


He said this would be achieved naturally through cross-pollination of coffee plants and not through genetic modifications in a laboratory.

Brazilians decode coffee genome

….so in a few years we might have “super-coffee”? I’m bouncing off the walls just thinking about it!

And the guys over at The Register share my excitement.