Naturally Low Caffeine Coffee from Ethiopia
Decaffeinated coffee may be in your future. "No Way!" You say? Well, we're not talking your grandmother's decaf instant coffee here, we're talking about a recent decision in Ethiopia to cultivate for commercial use some coffee varieties that were found to be naturally low in caffeine. Ethiopia is home to great coffees and they have a rich coffee tradition; this may just be a natural outgrowth of that tradition.
"Coffee research centers are in the process of planting seedlings of natural coffee with low caffeine varieties, to enable Ethiopia to supply the world market within the shortest possible time," said Abera Deressa, State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
So who knows, a decade from now you may just be able to choose from estate grown full bodied, bright, well rounded varieties of coffee that are naturally low in caffeine.
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Posted by Scott Martin at August 16, 2007 6:42 AM