The most visited

International Coffee Collection

The International Coffee Collection has some 1,900 accessions from Ethiopia, Yemen, Kenya, Tanzania, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, research institutes and other countries of Central American.

This collection is at CATIE’s Cabiria Farm on 8 hectares designated for the conservation of materials in the genus Coffea. It contains more than 9,000 coffee plants.

Our collection conserves 11 different species of coffee and it is ranked as the most important germplasm bank for Coffea arabica in the Western Hemisphere. It combines the genetic diversity of more than 700 wild materials and cultivated varieties and by keeping these in the public domain, it has an important impact on improving coffee production internationally.

The most important collection of C. arabica in the Western Hemisphere

 

Wild Material

 
 

FAO-ORSTOM Collection Ethiopia

 
 

IPGRI Collection in Yemen

 
 

Diploid species

 
 

Mutant Varieties of Typica, Bourbon and unclassified

 
 

Hybrids

 
     
 

Total

 
 

Amount

 
 

581

 
 

11

 
 

211

 
 

918

 
 

184

 
     
 

1905

 

Contact Us!

  • Carlos Alberto Cordero Vargas, MGA
  • Collections Manager Phytogenetic
  • Commercial Division
  • Tel. (506) 2558-2222, 2558-2355
  • Fax (506) 2556-5246
  • www.catie.ac.cr