Varieties of Colombian coffee
The most commercially important coffee species in the world are Arabica and Robusta, or Canephora.
Both were found growing wild in certain regions of Africa.
- 70% of the coffee consumed in the world belongs to the species Coffea Arabica and is cultivated principally on highlands in the Americas and in several regions of Africa and Asia.
- The remaining 30% is represented by Coffea Canephora, or Robusta, which is cultivated in African lowlands due its special conditions.
In Colombia, only Arabica coffees are cultivated. They produce a mild beverage with high acceptance in world markets.
The varieties of Arabica coffee cultivated in Colombia are the following:
Some varieties of Colombian coffee /Picture: 100 por ciento café de Colombia/
- Typical, also called arábigo, pajarito or nacional.
- Tabi is an excellent quality large-grain variety, ideal for obtaining special coffees.
- Colombia variety.
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