Arabusta Alemania
Arabusta Alemania in Colombia, from an early trip to Bucaramanga

An interspecific hybrid of coffea arabica and coffea canephora (robusta). Hibrido de Timor aka Timor Hybrid, is the most famous type of natural cross between arabica and robusta, which are not truly compatible to naturally hybridize.

Arabusta has been used widely in Africa to create coffee plants that do well in lowland areas, especially West Africa. It is not known for cup quality.

I actually encountered an Arabusta in Flores Indonesia that the farmers in Tangkuul were curious about. I had the material I collected tested and indeed it came back as a natural cross of Arabica and Robusta!

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