Danesi Caffè participated as leading partner in the COMETA project (Quality testing of organoleptic properties of COffee blends via genetic and METAbolic fingerprinting) co-funded by Lazio Innova through the call for tender KETs-Key Enabling Technologies as an integrated project in Life Sciences specialization area.
The project partnership also included Genechron Biotech Company and effective contribute has been provided by ENEA and Campus Biomedico University of Rome as research institutions.
The COMETA project, presented on 8th April 2019 at the Hub of our Headquarters in Via del Tempio degli Arvali 45, aims to achieve a multisensorial electronic system able to detect specific gas-phase chemical compounds released during the roasting process, the analysis of which allows optimal process parameters to be accurately identified.
Those parameters originate those specific organoleptic properties characterizing the coffee brew. The project has been carried out a genetic fingerprinting of different coffee species and varieties whose Danesi blends are made up. Such compounds have been associated to their genetic origin through the determination of metabolites released within the roasting process.
With COMETA project we intended to transfer our 100-year-old knowledge and expertise in producing Italian coffee into an electronic system to be used in the roasting process. Danesi has received overall an amount of € 144.652,93 as eligible costs to implement the project against which € 88.788,88 have been granted under POR FESR LAZIO 2014 – 2020 Public Notice “KETs Enabling Technologies” regional funding. The results of the project was presented on 28th October 2019, in the beautiful setting of the Istituto Nazionale Studi Romani. Below you can consult the flyer of the event: