Bourbon Coffee Variety

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One of the most culturally and genetically important C. Arabica varieties in the world, known for excellent quality in the cup at the highest altitudes.

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Bourbon Coffee Variety

Coffea Arabica var. Bourbon (or just Bourbon coffee beans) are a sub-species of the Arabica varietal, which is a fancy way of saying they’re a type of high quality Arabica coffee. Bourbon is one of 3 primary siblings that also include Arabica Heirloom and Arabica Typica coffees. The Bourbon sub-species of Arabica can actually be broken down into sub-sub-species, major strains of which are:

  • N39
  • SL 28
  • SL 34
  • Acaia
  • Caturra
  • Jackson
  • Moka / Mocha / Mokka
  • Mibirizi
  • Tekisik (or Tekisic)
  • Villa Sarchi (Costa Rica)
  • Pacas (El Salvador)
  • Pointu Bourbon / Laurina

In addition to these, a number of cultivars (strains or hybrids developed by farmers) include a mixture of these and other sub-species. They’re chosen by farmers based…

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