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Topic: New species of coffee found (3 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Michael Wascher
A ten-year survey in Cameroon by scientists from the UK's Royal Botanic 
Gardens at Kew has turned up more than 200 previously unknown plants -- 
including a new species of coffee.
Here's a link to the BBC News story:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4162602.stmwhich in turn has related links.
So Tom, when are we going to get a chance to try some? It sounds like an 
isolated area. I wonder if anybody has ever tried these beans? Who wants to=
 
be first?!
--MikeW
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"Not all things that are countable, count, and not all things that count,=
 
are countable". Albert Einstein

2) From: Gary Theisen Jr
That new species is pretty cool ... now there is four.  Arabica, Robusta,
Liberica, and this new one.  Did the new one have a name.  ... Speaking of
Liberica; has anyone had a chance to taste any?  -Gary

3) From: Michael Wascher
I can't find any details. the Kew Garden's site 
has lots of hits for Cameroon's coffees, but=
 
none about the coffee found in Kupe-Bakossi.
Here they mention several species in Western Cameroons:http://www.kew.org/sitesearch/search.do?parsedQuery=coffee+Cameroon++new+=species&hitsPerPage=10&index=INTERNET&page=1
including one (other than Robusta sp.) that was investigated for commercial=
 
use & is used in instant coffee. Interesting, a special bean specifically=
 
for making instant.
--MikeW
On 8/19/05, Gary Theisen Jr  wrote:
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"Not all things that are countable, count, and not all things that count,=
 
are countable". Albert Einstein


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