Typica is a variety with complex notes, bringing a pleasant honey and caramel aftertaste.
By natural mutation, this variety gave rise to most of the other coffee varieties. The Typica variety is one of the main four branches of the coffee family tree. At the end of the 1700s, the Dutch managed to steal a coffee plant from the Turks in the port of Mocha, Yemen, which they took first to Dutch colonies in Java and East Timor, and then to the Caribbean.
Typica's main characteristics are large beans and a low yield (the number of coffee cherries per branch). The plant can grow up to 5 meters high and its leaves are elliptical and elongated. The flat side of the bean is remarkably smooth and even, and the groove in the middle is bigger and deeper than any other variety. The slope of the groove, especially in larger beans, is straight and it has very noticeable edges. The angle of the primary branch with respect to the main trunk is around 67º.
Typica plantations are visually impressive as the fresh, new shoots of the plants have a unique golden colour. It works well with milk.