RAB C15 was released by the Rwandan Agricultural Board in 2015. It a selection of Sln.6, a population created by Indian coffee breeders at Central Coffee Research Institute (CCRI) and distributed to Indian farmers in the 1970s, and which was shared with four African countries (Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda) in 2010. Sln.6 originated from an interspecific cross between the C. arabica variety Kent and the C. canephora clone S.274 and then backcrossed to Kent.
High yielding tall variety resistant to rust and coffee berry disease recently released in Rwanda.
5°N to 5°S:
5–15°N and 5–15°S:
>15°N and >15°S:
Quality Potential at High Altitude
Coffee Leaf Rust
Coffee Berry Disease (CBD)
High yielding with tolerance to drought, coffee leaf rust, and coffee berry disease. Adapted to a wide range of ecosystems. Found mostly in Rwanda.