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Coffee Varieties in Latin America

Coffee varieties Latin America

Latin America coffee varieties have a rich history and grow in different regions. Some are shade grown, high altitude in the mountains while other coffee varieties strive my volcanic soil.

Enter the captivating world of coffee varieties in Latin America, where a symphony of flavors awaits. From the delicate floral notes of Colombian Arabica to the bold and earthy profile of Brazilian Santos, each sip unveils a new sensory adventure.

Discover the vibrant acidity of Costa Rican Tarrazú and the rich chocolate undertones of Guatemalan Antigua. Let your palate dance with the fruity sweetness of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and the caramel nuances of Mexican Chiapas. From the highlands of Peru to the mountains of Honduras, the diversity of coffee varieties in Latin America is a testament to its rich terroir and the passion of its growers.

Main countries that produce coffee and their varieties in Latin America are:


Typica, Caturra and some Castillo.


Produces both Robusta and Arabica. Arabica varieties include Mundo Novo, Yellow Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai.


Typica, Caturra and Castillo.

Costa Rica

Villa Sarchi, Caturra, Catuai.


Mostly Typica, some Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai and Catimor.

Dominican Republic

Typica, Caturra and some Catuai.


Typica, Caturra, Bourbon. Produces some Robusta coffee in some regions.

El Salvador

Bourbon, Pacas, Pacamara and other mixed coffee varietals.


Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Maragogype, and Pache.


Bourbon, Lempira, Caturra, Catuai and Typica.


Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Maragogype.


Mainly Caturra and Bourbon.


Typica, Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Geisha and San Ramon.


Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Pache, Mundo Novo, Catuai and Catimor


Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo and Caturra.

I will be creating a taste profile for each of these coffee varieties in my next post. Think which one you would like to taste. Image yourself walking in New York City or your favorite city while enjoying one of these coffee varieties.

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