Catuai Coffee Variety (All you need to know!)

Catuai Coffee Beans

For over four decades, the high-yielding Cataui variety has sustained coffee production across Central and South America. This unassuming coffee variety pumps out bountiful harvests year after year. Though it doesn’t have the prestige of heirloom Bourbons or Geishas, Cataui’s hardy productivity has become a lifeline for many smallholder farms.  Cataui literally means “Very good” … Read more

What is Caturra Coffee Variety (All you need to know!)

Caturra Coffee Beans

Boasting high yields and hardy resilience, the commercial powerhouse Caturra Coffee has become one of the world’s most widely cultivated coffee varieties.  Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon Coffee variety from the Coffea Arabica family that originated in Brazil in the early 20th century. Unlike its parent variety which is prized for exceptional … Read more

Catimor Coffee Variety (All you need to know!)

Catimor Coffee Beans

Hailed as a valuable cultivar in the battle against coffee leaf rust, the high-yielding Catimor variety also carries a stigma for producing an inferior cup.  Catimor Coffee Cultivar was bred by crossing hearty, disease-resistant Timor plants with high-quality but susceptible Arabica-Bourbon varietal Caturra. The result is a rugged, compact bush that pumps out bountiful, rust-resistant … Read more

What is Pacamara Coffee Variety?

Pacamara Coffee Beans

Pacamara Coffee Varietal is made from Borbon-Typica hybridization, part of the Coffea Arabica Family. Its origins can be traced to a cross between two older varieties – Pacas and Maragogipe.  If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve probably heard whispers of a varietal called Pacamara making waves in specialty coffee circles.  Pacamara coffee beans offer exceptional … Read more

What is the Bourbon Coffee Cultivar?

Bourbon Coffee Beans

Bourbon is one of the most widely grown and popular Arabica cultivars known for its balanced cup profile bursting with sweet, chocolatey undertones. Many other arabica varieties like Caturra, Mundo Novo, and Catuai were derived as mutations or hybrids of the original Bourbon cultivar. With its rich history intertwined with Reunion Island’s complex past, Bourbon … Read more

Typica Coffee Beans (ultimate guide to Arabica variety!)

Typica coffee

Hailed as the “best varietal of Arabica Coffee,” Typica beans originate from Yemen and were first cultivated in India and the volcanic slopes of Java in the 17th century. Typica beans are vulnerable to disease and have lower yields, but produce a well-balanced cup with spicy notes, making them the gold standard for specialty coffee. … Read more

Liberica Coffee Beans | (All You Wanna Know!)

liberica Coffee beans

Liberica coffee is one of the four main coffee varieties – Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. It is mainly grown in the Philippines and Malaysia and makes up just 1-2% of global coffee production. Key Takeaways In this article, I’ll sum up everything I’ve uncovered about fascinating Liberica coffee. I’ll explore Liberica’s origins, ideal growing … Read more

Excelsa Coffee Beans (All you wanna know of This Variety!)

Excelsa Coffee Beans

Excelsa coffee used to be one of the four main coffee varieties – Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. But in 2006, it got put into the Liberica category. It only makes up 2% of the world’s coffee output, but it’s definitely worth giving it a shot! Key Takeaways In this article, I’ll walk you through … Read more

Fermented coffee (What is it and why is it special?)

Fermented Coffee

Fermented Coffee or Cultured Coffee is a new buzzword in the specialty coffee industry and for a good reason. Unlike the conventional cup of joe, fermented coffee has an extremely fruity and tangy flavor profile that is praised by many coffee lovers! Key Takeaways In this guide, I will explain what coffee fermentation is, what … Read more

What is Geisha Coffee and Why is it so popular and costly?

Geisha Coffee

As a dedicated coffee enthusiast and experienced barista, I regularly try various exotic brews. But even I balked when handed a $120 bill for a single cup of coffee – Panamanian Geisha to be exact! Believe it or not, some third-wave cafes actually charge over $100 per serving for this exclusive bean. Why pay so … Read more