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Coffee Plant Varieties

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 …

The Maracaturra: a hybrid* varietal, a cross of Maragogype and Caturra, that is common to Nicaragua. But in Apaneca, El Salvador, it’s growing on …

So you’ve been hearing the word “varietal” floating around. Or maybe you’ve been looking at your coffee packaging and wondering exactly what the difference …

Six years ago, almost to the day, a new coffee varietal was released in Kenya. Seemingly high-yield, disease-resistant, and high-cupping, it’s full of promise …

I’m a fourth-generation coffee farmer in Panama who produces Geisha, so I’m very familiar with the success story of this wonder bean. 13 years …

Specialty Robusta is here, it’s being celebrated, and it’s what coffee needs. In July 2016, the first ever Taza Dorada Robusta, or Robusta Gold …

How much do you know about Geisha coffee? Legend has it that it came from the mountains of Gesha, in southwestern Ethiopia. Richard Whally, …

The Pacamara varietal is unique. If people aren’t talking about its outstanding flavour and cup attributes, they’re talking about its distinctive size. But what’s …

Coffee’s rich history has fascinated many. With third wave coffee, enthusiasts want to know about every step of its creation: the farmers that manage …