CBG 2.06 Guatemalan Robusta

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The Coffea canephora varieties known as robusta were first brought to Guatemala in the 1930s. Robusta makes up a very small part of overall production in Guatemala. With the rise of leaf rust, however, that proportion has increased in recent decades, to 2.6% of trees planted.

Mature cherries on branches of a Robusta plant (Coffea canephora). Robusta is resistant to disease, and capable of producing high yields. Unlike Arabica, Robusta cherries tend to ripen around the same time.

Despite its limited presence,

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