Newsletter – Year I – Number II – Article 5 – August, 2022

IAC and Embrapa have an INPI patented method for the identification and selection of naturally decaffeinated coffee

Research conducted by the Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), in partnership with Embrapa Coffee, resulted into a method for the identification and selection of Arabica coffee plants with reduced caffeine content, which was patented by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). The identified sequence will be used as target for gene editing of commercial coffee plants, already approved by the consumers, and now with less caffeine.

This is the CCD-CROP-IAC objective! The technology will bring benefits for the entire coffee supply chain and for the consumers, making it possible to acquire naturally decaffeinated coffee, thus enhancing the cup quality.


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