this coffee seed is known for its complex acidity and tremendous balance. coffees with this varietal: indonesia gajah aceh, guatemala finca el injerto bourbon varietal, guatemala santa clara, decaf guatemala bella vista, el salvador los caleros, guatemala antigua buenavista, honduras san vicente, nicaragua finca la amistad
the indonesian strain has shown shimmers of promise with a pronounced herbal and fruit rind flavor apparent in well processed coffees. coffees with this varietal: indonesia gajah ace
the red catuai strain seems to maintain its cleanliness.
coffees with this varietal: costa rica valle de los santos, el salvador los caleros, guatemala antigua buenavista, honduras san vicente
cup quality typically includes bright acidity, low-to-medium body and less clarity and sweetness than bourbon. coffees with this varietal: guatemala santa clara, costa rica valle de los santos, guatemala antigua buenavista, nicaragua finca la amistad, panama duncan estate
colombia varietal, aka variedad colombia, is a hybrid of the robusta and arabica species developed in colombia to combat diseases while increasing yields. over the past several decades ten versions of colombia have developed known as f1-f10. f10, also called castillo, is considered the highest quality and is now the most common colombia varietal. although colombia can have heightened levels of acidity, its rare that a pure colombia varietal coffee is found with great sweetness and transparency of flavor.
ethiopia heirloom varietals produce some of the most coveted flavors in the world that, depending on process, can range from floral (think jasmine in particular), to sweetly citric (distinct lemon), to chocolate, to assam tea, and to wild berries. coffees with this varietal: ethiopia duromina, ethiopia mordecofe
Geisha, Central America
geisha has saturated sweetness, superior cleanliness, sparkling flavor that may range from berry and citrus to mango, papaya and peach. a very distinct bergamot-like finish is also typical in the cup profile. to date, it is the champion of coffee varietals.
through our cuppings of coffees from sulawesi, we are able to distinguish distinct sugar browning notes of caramel, maple syrup and brown sugar itself. coffees with this varietal: indonesia gajah aceh
maragogype coffees seeds have made their way north over the past century and can be found through out central america. cup characteristics range from savory and heavy bodied to citric and floral.
pacamara tends to exhibit better cup quality when produced at higher elevations. the flavor profile can be outstanding demonstrating sweet citric notes, outstanding balance and floral attributes. coffees with this varietal: nicaragua finca la amistad
pacas produces extremely well at high altitudes and is more productive and plague resistant than its bourbon predecessors. pacas flavor profile typically demonstrates bright acidity and a medium body. coffees with this varietal: el salvador los caleros, honduras san vicente
ruiru 11 is not initially have great cup quality. it has since been hybridized with sl28 and sl34, a slightly inferior quality strain to sl28, to try and improve cup quality even though it is consistent in flavor.
he cup result can be intensely citric, sweet, balanced and complex in flavor. coffees with this varietal: kenya tegu, kenya gatomboya
this coffee seed varietal is considered to be very resistant to heavy rainfall at high altitudes as well. sl34 flavor is characterized by its complex citric acidity, heavy mouthfeel and clean, sweet finish. coffees with this varietal: kenya tegu, kenya gatomboya
tekisic produces exceptional flavor with layered acidity and a distinctly heavy mouthfeel. the sweetness of this coffee is intense, leaning towards sugar browning flavors like caramel and brown sugar.
cup quality is generally excellent demonstrating outstanding sweetness, cleanliness and body. coffees with this varietal: indonesia gajah aceh, el salvador los caleros, panama duncan estate
optimum quality is thought to be obtained in well shaded regions. villalobos is known for its outstanding sweetness and fine acidity.coffees with this varietal: costa rica torres villalobos varietal
the villasarchi varietal has elegant acidity, intense fruit tones and excellent sweetness. coffees with this varietal: guatemala antigua buenavista