Arabica Coffee

A global catalog of varieties covering: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Variety Catalog

There are dozens of widely cultivated Arabica coffee varieties around the world, and each is unique in its performance and adaptation to local conditions. This catalog brings urgently needed information to coffee farmers to help them decide which coffee is best for their situation.


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The first global standard to certify that coffee seed producers and plant nurseries are producing healthy and genetically pure plants.

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Arabica Coffee

Arabica coffee began spreading around the world in the mid-1700s. Historically, most coffees were descendant from Typica and Bourbon. In the mid-20th century, breeders began introducing "introgressed" varieties resistant to coffee leaf rust. More recently, genetically diverse F1 hybrids have been introduced. Click on a bubble to zoom in and explore coffee's genetic groups.