Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative

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The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI)

"At the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Symposium in 2009, after a presentation by Dr. Tim Schilling, a group of industry leaders began discussing the problems of supply and potential solutions. After much dialogue, a proposal was unveiled in 2010 that called for an industry-wide initiative to improve, grow and protect the supply of high quality, washed Arabica coffee.
"Steering partners include the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University (the research partner for this endeavor), and a number of specialty coffee companies who have signed on as genesis partners to get this initiative off the ground. The GCQRI would not be possible without their support."[1]

Industry Partners

The following are industry partners who helped found this project:[1]

"In addition to the Genesis Funding supporters above, companies committed to supporting the ongoing research and development programs of the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative include the following."[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Industry Partners, Accessed November 28, 2011.

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