Bourbon variety comes from Africa from the island of La Reunion, formerly known as Bourbon. Originally, the plant comes from Yemen, but the French king had this coffee plant cultivated on the island of Bourbon.
Along with the Typica variety, the Bourbon variety is one of the two major strains that have evolved from the original Arabica plant. The Bourbon plant yields about 20-30% more than the Typica plant.
The leaves are light green or red in color and usually broad and wavy. The cherries are mostly red, but can take on shades of yellow or orange through crossbreeding.
Bourbon is known for a complex sweetness, low acidity and balanced cup profile.
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