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.
Learn more about important arabica varieties by clicking on the cards below, or use the filters to narrow your selection.
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