20th International Conference on Coffee Science, Bangalore, India

15 October 2004
Organized by the Association Scientifique Internationale du Café (ASIC), the Conference brought together well-known scientific experts from around the world..

The 20th International Conference on Coffee Science which took place in Bangalore, India, from 11 – 15 October concluded successfully today. Organized by the Association Scientifique Internationale du Café (ASIC), the Conference brought together well-known scientific experts from around the world, and was attended by over 200 participants from 30 countries. Topics covered ranged from biotechnology to coffee chemistry and quality. A workshop on health issues concluded that the key message originating from the Conference is that coffee, well known for its flavour and aroma, coupled with the emotional and stimulant effect on consumption, provides the highest antioxidant contribution to normal dietary intake, thus contributing powerfully to human health. As important was the presentation of factual results indicating coffee has the ability to act as a detoxicant of chemicals known to be adverse to human health.

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