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The choice of coffee variety affects a coffee’s flavour, growing conditions, roast profile, and more – which makes the release of a new Colombian …

F1 hybrids tend to be high-quality, rust-resistant, and high-yielding varieties – the golden trio, as far as coffee producers are concerned. Yet there’s just …

In wine, varieties reign supreme. Everybody knows what a Merlot is, or a Chardonnay. But in the coffee world, they’re less understood. You might …

Coffee hybrids have the potential for high-quality cup scores, rust resistance, and greater productivity. But what actually are they? Why are they so important …

The Castillo coffee variety is controversial. On the one hand, it’s rust-resistant. On the other, coffee professionals are wary of the fact that its …

The coffee industry has responded with shock and dismay to news that Lempira, previously thought to be a “rust-resistant” variety of coffee, has been …

High cupping scores, high yields, and rust resistance? For specialty coffee producers, finding a variety with all three qualities is almost impossible. Often rust-resistant …

We like to talk about our high-quality Arabica coffee, but there are many more coffee species – all with their own unique characteristics and …

How does your coffee taste? It depends on the varietal (among other factors). And there are countless different varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, Bourbon, Yirgacheffe, …

Could the third wave rescue a traditional coffee varietal from extinction? Barako coffee, with its strong smell and distinctive flavor, has been a cultural …