26 Jun '14, 11am

We've featured several Colombian coffees. Check out this primer on the different varietals that come from the area

Here’s a brief primer on coffee varietals found in Colombia to supplement our “Aguagate” report. Information gathered from Virmax , photos via Stumptown Coffee . Typica The first coffee variety introduced to most coffee growing countries (including Colombia). Known to originate from Yemen, it has a conical shape and long stems, which causes it to have low yields. Its fruits are bold and long. It was replaced in Colombia starting in the 1970′s with the Caturra variety, because the latter variety is more productive. Today Typica still represents about 25% of total coffee trees grown in Colombia. Caturra Originally discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil as a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety. It is considered a “dwarf Bourbon” because it is shorter, has more secondary branches than Bourbon and the branch points are very closely spaced. It is precisely this characteristic th...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/a-users-guide-to-colombian-coffee-vari...

Tweets

Build Outs Of Summer: Square One Coffee, Philadelphia @squareonecoffee

Build Outs Of Summer: Square One Coffee, Philad...

sprudge.com 25 Jun '14, 6pm

The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania might not be on your specialty coffee radar, but the city of Philadelphia most certain...