International Coffee Genome Network

The International Coffee Genome Network (ICGN) is a worldwide network of scientists from universities, research institutes and industries within the coffee producing and coffee consuming countries.

The Ernesto Illy Foundation is a member of ICGN which is committed to advancing genomic research through international partnerships for sustainable coffee production.

The goal of the ICGN is to sequence the coffee genome and decipher the genetic and molecular bases of important biological traits in coffee tree species that are relevant to the growers, roasters and consumers.

This knowledge is fundamental to allow efficient use and preservation of coffee genetic resources for the development of improved varieties of the coffee plant originating and persisting under cultivation, in terms of quality and reduced economic and environmental costs.

To learn more, visit the website of the International Coffee Genome Network: