High hopes for new coffee plant discovered in Sierra Leone

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In Sierra Leone, a team of researchers and agronomists has found traces of a wild coffee known as Coffea stenophylla. It was cultivated until the early 20th century and used to serve European high society. But because of its scarcity, it was gradually replaced by arabica and robusta species. Coffea stenophylla, forgotten by farmers, would have completely disappeared by 1954. The new find has sparked a lot of excitement in Sierra Leone due to its potential to revolutionize the global coffee industry. Our team reports.

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