Varieties scope

The varieties in this catalog have been selected for inclusion because of their economic, historical, cultural, or genetic importance to the global cultivation of coffee. Because the catalog is meant to be a practical tool and guide for coffee producers, it does not aim to represent an exhaustive list of all coffee varieties in existence. The varieties included here have been selected or developed by farmers and breeders primarily over the last century, although the domestication of coffee began at least 500 years ago.

Geographical scope

The current version of the catalog covers the most important coffee varieties in the 15 countries listed below. Many varieties in this catalog are also found in countries not listed below.

  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Perú
  • República Dominicana
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

A living document

This catalog of Coffea arabica coffees is a living document and will continue to grow as more regions of the world are covered and as new varieties are developed.