Caturra is considered one of the most culturally and genetically important varieties of Arabica coffee and is a natural hybrid of Bourbon. If you like a blend of citrusy and sweet chocolate aroma, then Caturra coffee is perfect for you.
The plants of Caturra coffee
have been modified to a smaller size with berries that matures quickly. Caturra coffee beans originated in Ethiopia. At present, it is mostly grown in Brazil. Around 60% of the world consumes the Caturra variety of coffee.
Caturra coffee is altered in two ways, i.e., varietal and cultivator. Let’s understand both of them.
• This is a genetic mutation that occurs naturally within a species.
• Advantageous for producers by mass selection as the varietals can be kept.
• Caturra coffee beans are a variety of bourbon plants.
• Cultivator is a man-made mutation within a species.
• These are intended to produce the desired results.
• It is generally done with the help of plant taxonomy.
The varietal and cultivator, both types of varieties, are easily available in the market. But why these varieties of coffee are consumed in large amounts? It is because of the taste and benefits it provides to all of us.
How Caturra tastes?
Caturra coffee is known for its taste in the world. The variety of Caturra can range from a Sweet-soft to a tangy-sharp taste. The roasted Caturra coffee
beans have a fruity aroma. On the other hand, unroasted Caturra smells like blueberries.
The bourbon variety of Caturra beans is known for its sweet and crisp taste, and the man-made variety has a slight change in flavor.
Characteristics of Caturra coffee plant
• Plant’s size:
Caturra coffee plant is genetically modified into a small plant whose fruit matures very fast. It allows the producers to plant, grow more plants and harvest more quickly than the original bourbon variety.
Due to the small size and ability to grow quickly, it is always hard to maintain this plant. That’s why this plant needs high maintenance to prevent them from fungus and diseases like coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease (CBD).
The Final Say
Caturra coffee beans are rarely sold naturally. It comes in mixes with Coffea Arabica beans
and others. We also suggest that you should always buy Caturra coffee from genuine sellers in the city.