Geisha is a tall tree and the new leaves or buds can be green and/or bronze. This is a low yield tree with high quality. Currently, considered one of the best in the coffee world. This tree is tolerant to coffee leaf rust but susceptible to nematodes and coffee berry disease.
Panamanian Geisha is an exotic coffee with unique jasmine aroma, peach flavor and refreshing acidity. This is one of the most expensive coffees sold in the Specialty Coffee market.
Currently, we have planted 29,600 plants and in the nursery 3,213 seedlings.
Catuai is a hybrid plant derived from crossing the Mundo Novo and Caturra varietals from Brazil.
Phenotypically, it is a dwarf and compact plant. The lateral branches form a closed angle with the main stem and it has short internodes. The new leaves or buds are green, the adult leaves have a rounded shape and are bright. Due to its structure, Catuai are plants that are very resistant to the wind and strong rains.
In terms of quality, Catuai is a very versatile coffee with a sweet characteristic.
Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety.
Phenotypically, it is a dwarf tree with a thick stem with few main branches but with abundant secondary branches and short internodes. The leaves are large and broad. The new leaves and buds are green.
In terms of quality, it is recognized by its well-pronounced acidity related to citric or lemony flavor notes. As with many other varietals, Caturra’s flavor notes can be improved by managing a good fertilization program.
Currently, the majority of our Caturra is in a young stage, expected to be producing in three years.
Bourbon is considered by many as a varietal of its own.
Phenotypically, this is recognized as a tall tree, with broad leaves and relatively small fruits. The tree shows a slight conical shape compared to Typica. It has more abundant branches with a narrower angle and the new leaves are green. This tree has a wider leaf than typical with wavier edges. Because of its tall size, it is more susceptible to strong winds which makes it necessary to be planted in suitable areas.
This varietal is recognized by its bright acidity, with a winey and sweet aftertaste.
Currently, less than 1% of our producing trees are Bourbon, but we have 5,000 seedlings in our nursery to be planted.
Typica is considered for many as the main Arabica coffee varietal.
Typica is a tall tree with a conical shape and branches that create a 50 – 70 degree angle towards the vertical stem. The first leaf is bronze color, and has long internodes. This plant has a low yield potential, very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust but produces high quality beans.
All the efforts to invest in planting Typica are rewarded by an excellent cup profile. Depending on the altitude you can find Typica coffees with intense acidity, floral notes and very sweet aftertastes.
Currently, we have less than 1% of Typica coffee in production. 43,538 young plants have been planted and 23,137 seedlings are in our nursery.
Pacamara is a cross between Maragogype and Pacas which originated in El Salvador. This is a plant of small size, short internodes and high productivity, with fruits and large leaves of the Maragogype type. The cherries are big and the seeds are large and oval in shape.