When we speak about coffee in the specialty coffee industry, we typically refer to several details to identify each. This includes country, region, processing and importantly, varietal.
The two most widely known coffee species are C. Arabica or C. Robusta, both part of the wider Rubicaea family of fauna. The hybrids, mutations and genetic variances within these species are what we refer to as varietals.
Each coffee varietal has its own unique physical features, production yield and flavour profile – below we've listed some of the most common varietals we source, in order to help you better understand the coffee you're drinking.