The rising temperature has increased pests and diseases like coffee rust, and they are destroying coffee harvests across the bean belt. A more frequent extreme weather condition makes it harder to grow those common specialty varieties such as Bourbon and Typica. More than half of coffee species are at risk of extinction. The consequences of this are already felt by farmers and will be felt by consumers through increased prices and disappeared options if we do not, among other things, preserve strong varieties and build resilient farms with practices like those used in regenerative farms.
Catimor, a Stronger Arabica
This variety is resistant to coffee rust and berry disease. When grown and processed with care, it can yield an excellent cup. We help preserve this variety by partnering with farmers who can grow them well and using these delicious beans in our blend.