Coffee scientists and experts from 30 countries will be in Costa Rica in mid-November for a convention where one of the topics will be the impact of climate change on the plants that produce the brew.
The conference is the 24th for the Association for Science and Information on Coffee, which said this is the first time the gathering will be held in a Central American country. “The remarkable efforts to preserve in this unique area of production very high standards of quality let anticipate scientific communications of great interest,” said Andrea Illy, association president in a letter posted on the organization’s Web site.
The association says it encourages and coordinates research to contribute to a better use of coffee and its derivatives and to the improvement of coffee quality in the mutual interest of producers, wholesalers, industrialists and consumers.
The conference is from Nov. 11 to 16 at the Ramada Plaza Herradura west of the downtown. The Instituto del Café de Costa Rica also is a sponsor.
Those who attend also are expected to discuss the relationship between coffee consumption and human health.