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Decaf Coffee Plant

Soon, if you want decaffeinated coffee, you won't have todrink a brew that's been chemically treated?you'll drink acup of decaf made from coffee beans that were grown that way.

Andy Coghlan writes in New Scientist that biologists havediscovered a naturally decaffeinated coffee plant?and it'sreal coffee, not just something that tastes like it. "Thisis the first report of a decaffeinated variety of Coffeaarabica," says Paulo Mazzafera. "This species is the mostcultivated species in the world, responsible for more than75% of traded coffee."

Pablo Dubois, of the International Coffee Organization,says, "This should be a step forward in terms of gettinghigh quality decaffeinated coffee. There's always a risk oflosing flavor compounds, although there are examples of verygood flavor in today?s decaffeinated products."

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