February 7, 2007 - Thanks to researchers at CIRAD at the University of Campinas, Brazil we're now closer at fully understanding what exactly makes a coffee "specialty".
Typically in those countries such as Brazil where water is not readily accessible to farms, the dry process is the preferred method of processing. In this process, the coffee goes through a cursory separation to remove any debris then the cherries are set out on drying patios for anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks.
September 4, 2007 - Coffee has always suffered from adulteration problems since the beginning of the coffee trade. Now researchers in Illinois are measuring residual vitamin E concentrations in coffee as a way to identify adulterated Brazilian coffee blends.