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Varietals

Arara

Varietal: Arara Related to: Catuai and Obatã (timor hybrid) Origin: Brazil Grows best at: 1000 metres or above Type: Hybrid Prevalent in: No where yet but developed in Brazil Predominant Colour: Yellow Fruit size: Normal rounded Leaf Characteristics: Wide and large Botany: Hybrid   Special Notes:   The Arara varietal originates from the crossing between the yellow Catuai and the Obatã (Hybrid of Timor) varieties. It was developed in the experimental farm of the Procafé Foundation in Varginha Brazil.  The experiment has been part of an on going project in Brazil with many new varietals being discovered. Procafé found that...

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Rubi

Varietal: Rubi Related to: Mundo Novo and Catuai Origin: Brazil Botany: Hybrid Grows best at: 1000 metres or above Prevalent in: Brazil Predominant colour: Red Fruit size: Normal rounded Plant size: Dwarf (short) Leaf characteristics: Bronze coloured leaves scattered throughout the green leaves Plants per hectare: 3,585 Recommended spacing:1.67m x 1.67m Common tasting notes:sweet, thick mouth-feel and low acidity. Special notes: The Rubi varietal is a hybrid Mundo Novo, and Catuaí. Mundo Novo is grown a lot in Brazil as it is very suited to the climate, as well as having a high yield and resistance to disease. It is...

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Canario

Varietal: CanarioRelated to: BourbonOrigin: BrazilGrows best at: 1000 metres or aboveType: mutationPrevalent in: BrazilPredominant Colour: YellowFruit size: Normal roundedLeaf Characteristics: Wide Like and shortBotany: mutation Special Notes: Originating from a natural mutation from bourbon (in many ways like pacas and mundo novo) The plant produces more than the parent bourbon plant, and much more than the red bourbon (yellow tends to be a higher producer). But like the yellow bourbon it is more susceptible to pest and disease, and is a little more spindly in appearance than the bourbon plant so in turn more open to damage from strong winds....

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Villa Sarchi

Varietal Villa Sarchi

Varietal: Villa Sarchi Related to: Bourbon, Typica, Pacas Origin: Costa Rica Botany: Mutation Grows best at: 500 metres or above Prevalent in: Costa Rica Predominant colour: Red Fruit size: Normal rounded Plant size: Dwarf (short) Leaf characteristics: Bronze coloured leaves scattered throughout the green leaves Plants per hectare: 3,585 Recommended spacing:1.67m x 1.67m Common tasting notes: Fruit acidity that's very clean; fruit driven sweetness that's intense.   Special notes: Villa Sarchi is a mutation of the Bourbon variety that was developed in the West Valley Costa Rican town of Sarchi. It is a natural and spontaneous mutation of Bourbon, similar...

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Catimor

Varietal: Catimor Related to: Caturra and Timor Origin: Portugal Botany: Hybrid Grows best at: Above 500 masl and below 1500 metres Prevalent in: Central south america and asia Predominant Colour: Red Fruit size: Normal rounded Plant size: Dwarf  Leaf Characteristics: Large and wide Plants per hector:3000 Recommended Spacing:1.67 x 1.67 Common Tasting Notes: not known for its special cup properties, bad examples of this can taste or rubber and earth, good examples tend rto have a larger body and a spicy complex black pepper note to them.   Special Notes: A controversial coffee varietal. Catimor is a cross between Timor coffee (resistant to leaf rust,...

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