Coffee Family Tree

Arabica and Rubiaceae

Believe it or not, there are actually more varieties of coffee than wine. And yet when you walk into a coffeeshop to order a cup of coffee, most of us don’t really wonder where the coffee comes from, and if we do then even less of us think to ask about the different varietal types and what they represent. It’s just coffee.

Here’s the classic Coffee Family Tree, nicely illustrated by the good folks Café Imports. It’s a helpful guide illustrating some of the vast complexity of the Rubiaceae family. If you’d like a bit of information about the specific varietals we roast here at Esselon, check out each coffee’s profile. A little science with your morning cup is always a good thing.

coffee family tree