Catimor

Catimor, developed in Brazil, is a hybrid of the Hibrido de Timor and Caturra varietals that was created to resist blights. Much like Variedad Colombia, it takes a unique terroir to up the cup quality of Catimor, probably due to the Robusta species found in the Hibrido de Timor portion of the varietal.

Although Catimor has proved itself to be a sporadic player in cuppings, there are signs that some of the more recent strands can produce a fruity and well-balanced profile, leaving many to believe that there is a future for Catimor at the specialty table.