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Coffee Cultivars

Only 100 % Pure Arabica Coffee is grown on the Coffee Estate. The Estate Reserve coffee is grown and harvested by cultivar. There are 3 varieties that have been planted and harvested at Beaver Creek.

SL 28

Originally developed and grown in Kenya and Tanzania, this cultivar has adapted to the sub-tropical climate and is harvested from May to September. Once picked, the ripe cherries are pulped, fermented, skin dried and placed on sun-drying racks for two weeks. Six months later, the outer shells of the beans are removed and depending whether they are to be sold ground or whole, are roasted to a medium or dark roast respectively

CATUAI

Born of a cross between Caturra and Mundo Nuvo varietals, Catuai is grown as a semi-dwarf plant, making it easier to harvest the ripe cherries between May and September. The cherries are pulped, fermented, skin dried and then placed on sun-drying racks. Six months later, the outer shells of the beans are removed and depending whether they are to be sold ground or whole, they are roasted to a medium or dark roast respectively.

F6

The F6 is a composite type variety of coffee, resistant to leaf rust (Himalaya Vastatrix), it stems from the crossing of the Caturra variety and Timor Hybrid. The bean size is similar or superior to the Typica variety, regarded as one of the best in the coffee market.  F6 is grown as a semi-dwarf plant, making it easier to harvest the ripe cherries between May and September. The cherries are pulped, fermented, skin dried and then placed on sun-drying racks. Six months later, the outer shells of the beans are removed and depending whether they are to be ground or left whole, they are roasted to a medium or dark roast respectively.

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