Coffee- Variety information

Arabica coffee

Cauvery:  This coffee is a descendant of a hybrid of Caturra and Hybrido-de-Timor and is also known as Catimor. A natural mutant of the Bourbon variety, Cauvery coffee possesses both the high yield and high quality attributes of Caturra and the resistance of Hybrido-de-Timor. It is a compact bush with vigorous vegetative growth suitable high density planting.

S 288 (Selection 288) It is an tall Arabica type coffee cariety, The variety is coffee leaf rust (CLR) resistant. It is released by the Coffee Board of India in 1937,

S 7 (San Ramon): It is a short internode Arabica variety. Dwarf in stature, segregates to tall by 30% . Suitable for high density planting.

S795 (Selection-795): It is one of the first strains of tall Arabica type found to be resistant to coffee leaf rust (CLR). It is a selection of the Balehonnur Coffee Research Station in India and it is believed to have originated as a natural hybrid between C. arabica and C. liberica. The resultant S795 cultivar exhibits rust resistance, high yield, and a good cup profile, making it a highly desirable cultivar.

Robusta coffee

CxR: It is a cross-breed between Coffea congenisis and Robusta coffee. The bushes of this coffee plant are more compact, with smaller and narrower leaves compared to conventional Robusta coffee plants. Beans of this variety of coffee are bold in size, with soft and neutral features in the cup, which sets them apart from conventional Robustas coffee.

S.274: This variety of coffee is the most widely used coffee across the major Robusta coffee growing regions, and is a selection that was made from the high yielding old Robusta coffee collection brought to India from Sri Lanka. The bushes of this coffee plant are strong and can be adapted across regions. The beans of S.274 coffee are bold, round and greyish in colour after wet processing.