30 Apr '18, 3pm

Hybrid Varieties Dominate at Cup of Excellence in Nicaragua

Hybrid Varieties Dominate at Cup of Excellence in Nicaragua

Tim Schilling, founder and CEO of WCR, says the organization is supporting the use of hybrids because they hold so much promise for the future of the industry—and their strong quality was evident in the COE results. “F1 hybrids are the most exciting development in coffee of the 21st century,” Tim says. “They are giving farmers what they need—higher yields, higher tolerance to diseases and pests, more resilience in the face of all sorts of stressors—and they are producing exceptional cup quality, as we can see from these results. That combination has never been possible before for coffee. It’s the reason we are working with countries around the world to produce more new F1 hybrids tailored for their local conditions. It’s not easy for a farmer to decide to try a new variety. It’s a lot of risk. These results give farmers the confidence to try something new.”

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/hybrid-varieties-cup-of-ex...

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