Specialty coffees from specific varietals – Red Bourbon and Yellow Bourbon, Red Catuai, Yellow Catuai, Obatã, Topázio, Arara, Red Icatu, Uva (IAC 125), Acaiá, Ouro Verde, IAPAR and Mundo Novo.
Capricornio Coffees finds it important to study cup profile of different varietals. Like in wine with its different grapes, different varietals will bring different flavors. Terroir will dictate a lot as well as harvest and post-harvesting techniques. Coffee varieties are the diverse subspecies derived through selective breeding or natural selection of coffee plants. While there is tremendous variability encountered in both wild and cultivated coffee plants, there are a few varieties and cultivars that are commercially important due to various unique and inherent traits such as disease resistance and fruit yield.
These unique traits are what producers use to select breeds when developing crops. Therefore, at a micro level, breed selection is critical to the success of a producer and is one of the key components of cup quality.