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Anacafe 14 Catimor

Very high yielding variety, with rust resistance and good quality at elevations above 1300 meters.

Batian

Batian

A tall variety that combines high yields, tolerance to coffee leaf rust, resistance to coffee berry disease, and good cup quality.

Bourbon

Bourbon

One of the most culturally and genetically important C. arabica varieties in the world, known for excellent quality in the cup at the highest altitudes.

Bourbon Mayaguez 71

Bourbon Mayaguez 71 BM71

Moderate yield, good cup potential, and susceptible to major diseases. Adapted for medium altitudes. Found commonly in Rwanda and Burundi.

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Bourbon Mayaguez 139

Bourbon Mayaguez 139 BM139

Vigorous and highly productive tall variety with very good cup quality. Found commonly in Rwanda and Burundi.

Casiopea

Casiopea

High yielding variety, with exceptional quality at elevations above 1300 meters.

Catimor 129

Catimor 129 Cat129, Nyika

High yielding dwarf variety resistant to coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease. Found commonly in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Catisic Catimor

Adapted to warmest zones and acidic soils. High yielding.

Catuai

Catuai

A compact plant with high yielding potential of standard quality in Central America. Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust.

Caturra

Caturra

A compact plant with good yielding potential of standard quality in Central America. Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust.

Centroamericano

Centroamericano H1

Very high yielding with very good quality potential. Well-adapted for agroforestry.

Costa Rica 95

Costa Rica 95 Catimor

High yielding variety adapted to warmest zones and acidic soils.

Cuscatleco

Cuscatleco Sarchimor

Well-adapted to medium altitudes. Resistant to coffee leaf rust and some nematodes.

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Evaluna EC18

Very high yielding variety at elevations at high altitudes.

Geisha (Panama)

Geisha (Panama)

Panamanian Geisha has exceptionally high quality at high altitudes. The term "Geisha" is often applied to other coffees that do not share the distinct genetics of Panamanian Geisha. Geisha is also cultivated widely in Malawi.

H3

H3

High yielding variety, with very good quality at elevations above 1300 meters.

Harrar Rwanda

Harrar Rwanda Harar or Harraghe

High yielding with very good cup quality potential, but susceptible to the major diseases and prone to die back. This is the Harar variety sometimes found in Rwanda (no longer recommended by Rwandan coffee authorities because of its short productive life).

IAPAR 59

IAPAR 59 Sarchimor

High yielding plant adapted to medium altitudes. Resistant to coffee leaf rust and some nematodes.

IHCAFE 90

IHCAFE 90 Catimor

High yielding plant adapted to lowest altitudes. Requires high fertilization.

Jackson 2/1257

Jackson 2/1257 Jackson

Very vigorous and highly productive. Found commonly in Rwanda and Burundi.

Java

Java

High quality in Central America. Tolerant to major diseases, with low fertilizer requirement. Good choice for smallholder farmers.

K7

K7

Tolerant to coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease. Found primarily in Kenya and Tanzania.

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KP423

Tolerant of drought and coffee leaf rust but highly susceptible to coffee berry disease. Found mostly in Uganda.

Lempira

Lempira Catimor

High yielding variety adapted to warmest zones and acidic soils.

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Limani Sarchimor

Well-adapted to medium altitudes and resistant to coffee leaf rust.

Maragogipe

Maragogipe

Good to very good cup quality in Central America, but highly susceptible to rust. Very low yielding, large leaves and large internodes.

Marsellesa

Marsellesa Sarchimor

High yielding plant adapted to medium altitudes. Notably high acidity in the cup.

Mibirizi

Mibirizi

Exceptional cup quality and drought tolerant, but highly susceptible to major diseases. Important variety for smallholder coffee growers in Rwanda and Burundi.

Milenio

Milenio H10

Very high yielding variety if planted in healthy soil, with very good quality at elevations above 1300 meters. Well-adapted to agroforestery conditions.

Mundo Maya

Mundo Maya EC16

Very high yielding variety if planted in healthy soil, with very good quality at elevations above 1300 meters. Well-adapted to agroforestery conditions.

Mundo Novo

Mundo Novo

A vigorous and productive plant with good quality cup but susceptible to major diseases. Grown widely in South America, but rarely in Central America and the Caribbean.

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Nayarita EC19

High yielding variety at high altitudes with very good cup quality.

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Nemaya Rootstock

A Robusta variety used for rootstock grafting because of its high resistance to nematodes. Arabica plants (any variety) can be grafted onto Nemaya roostock to make the plant resistant to nematodes. Grafting Arabica onto Robusta rootstock has no effect on cup quality.

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Nyasaland Bugisu local, Nyasa

Good cup quality, but susceptible to major diseases. Preferred by smallholder farmers in Uganda.

Obata Rojo

Obata Rojo Sarchimor

A high yielding, rust-resistant Brazilian variety recently introduced to Costa Rica.

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Oro Azteca Catimor

Adapted to warmest zones and acidic soils. High yielding.

Pacamara

Pacamara

Standard quality in Central America. Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust. Variety not uniform; plants are not stable from one generation to the next.

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Pacas

Standard quality in Central America. Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust.

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Pache

A compact plant with medium yield and good quality, but highly susceptible to major diseases.

Parainema

Parainema Sarchimor

Well-adapted to medium altitudes, resistant to coffee leaf rust and some nematodes.

Pop3303/21

Pop3303/21

High yielding with tolerance to drought, coffee leaf rust, and coffee berry disease. Adapted to a wide range of ecosystems. Found mostly in Rwanda.

RAB C15

RAB C15

High yielding tall variety resistant to rust and coffee berry disease recently released in Rwanda.

Ruiru 11

Ruiru 11

High yielding, dwarf hybrid tolerant to coffee leaf rust and resistant to coffee berry disease. Released in Kenya.

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SL14

A high-yielding tall variety with drought and cold tolerance. Found mostly in Kenya and Uganda.

SL28

SL28

Drought tolerant and very good cup quality potential, but susceptible to major diseases. Found commonly in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

SL34

SL34

Exceptional cup quality but highly susceptible to coffee berry disease. Found mostly in Kenya.

Starmaya

Starmaya

High yielding plant adapted to medium altitudes. Notably high acidity in the cup. The first coffee F1 hybrid propagated by seed.

T5175

T5175 Catimor

High yielding plant adapted to lowest altitudes. Requires high fertilization. Variety not uniform.

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T5296 Sarchimor

Well-adapted to medium altitudes. Variety not uniform.

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T8667 Catimor

High yielding variety, resistant to rust, and adapted to warmest zones and acidic soils.

Tekisic

Tekisic Improved Bourbon

A variety selected in El Salvador, and known for excellent cup quality in the highest altitudes.

Typica

Typica

One of the most culturally and genetically important C. arabica coffees in the world, with high quality in Central America. Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust, well-adapted to the coldest conditions.

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Venecia

Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust. Well-adapted to rainy zones due to late harvest during dry season.

Villa Sarchi

Villa Sarchi

Well-adpated to highest altitude conditions and tolerant of strong winds.