The DNA of Coffee The DNA of Coffee
ReadOasis Step 5 (Part 2) First, it helps us better understand coffee plants. For example, coffee plants use caffeine to protect themselves. In large... The DNA of Coffee

ReadOasis Step 5
(Part 2)

First, it helps us better understand coffee plants. For example, coffee plants use caffeine to protect themselves. In large amounts, caffeine is like poison for insects. Insects can taste the caffeine, so they avoid eating plants that produce it.

At the same time, some plants produce small amounts of caffeine, and this helps these plants in another way. Insects like the taste of the plants that produce small amounts of caffeine. The insects remember the good smell and...

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