INDIAN ARABICAS - FINEST BEAN SELECTIONS

 

KENTS:Kents is the earliest variety of Arabica, selected by an English planter of the same name during the 1920s. This variety remained popular with the planting community till the 1940's because it was less susceptible to rust. Today, it is grown in a few areas but it is still known for its exceptional cup quality.

 

S.795:This is by far the most popular Arabica selection released during the 1940s with high yields, bold beans, superior quality and relative tolerance to leaf rust. This selection was developed using 'Kents' Arabica, known for its high quality. Even today, the S.795 is a favourite with the planters and is a widely cultivated Arabica variety. S.795 has a balanced cup with subtle flavour notes of Mocca.

 

CAUVERY:Popularly known as Catimor, Cauvery is a descendant of a cross between 'Caturra' and 'Hybrido-de-Timer'. Caturra is a natural mutant of the famous Bourbon variety. Thus, Cauvery inherited the high yielding and superior quality attributes of Caturra and the resistance of Hybrido-de-Timor.

 

Sin.9:Selection 9 is a derivative of a cross between an Ethiopian Arabica collection, 'Tafarikela', and 'Hybrido-de-Timor'. Sin.9 has inherited all the superior cup quality traits of Tafarikela. This variety has won the Fine Cup Award for best Arabica at the 'Flavour of India - Cupping Competition 2002' organised by the Coffee Board of India.

 

INDIAN ROBUSTAS - FINEST BEAN SELECTIONS

 

S.274:The most popular cultivar in all the major Robusta growing regions, S.274 is a selection from the high yielding old Robusta collections introduced to the country from Sri Lanka. The bushes are vigorous and medium to large in size, with wider adaptability. The beans are bold, round and appear greyish in colour when processed by the wet method.

 

CxR:Popularly known by its acronmy, the CxR is an interspecific hybrid developed by crossing Coffea congensis, a closely related species to Robusta, with Robusta coffee. The bushes are compact with small narrow leaves compared to Robustas. This strain not only produces bold sized beans, a character inherited from S.274, but also exhibits soft neutral features in the cup, which is a rare phenomenon in natural Robustas.