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Coffee station

From beans to cup with care




CatieNatura is home to one of the most extensive coffee collections in the world. With more than 900 introductions, it provides a unique source of genetic resources for the development of new and improved varieties, offering sustainable solutions in the face of a changing climate and the demands of a growing market.

CATIE’s research includes genetic resource management, biotechnology and vanguard agroforestry systems in the coffee-growing regions of Mesoamerica that seek to increase productivity, while also protecting biodiversity and the environment.

Find coffee plants from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries in tropical America, Africa and Asia.

CATIE’s coffee collection is one of the largest in Latin America. The various studies and research that the center has carried out have been fundamental for the coffee-growing countries of Central America.