Varietal: Villa Sarchi
Related to: Bourbon, Typica, Pacas
Origin: Costa Rica
Grows best at: 500 metres or above
Prevalent in: Costa Rica
Predominant Colour: Red
Fruit size: Normal rounded
Plant Size: Dwarf (short)
Leaf Characteristics: Bronze colored leaves scattered throughout the green leaves
Plants per hector: 3,585
Recommended Spacing:1.67m x 1.67m
Common Tasting Notes:Fruit acidity thats very clean,fruit driven sweetness thats intense.
Villa Sarchi is a mutation of the Bourbon varieties that was developed in the West Valley Costa Rican town of Sarchi. It is a natural and spontaneous mutation of Bourbon, similar to that of Caturra in Brazil and pacas in El Salvador.
Branches are very distinctive, and are nearly 45 degree from the tree’s centre, and also have very distinctive bronze coloured leaves with a mixture of normal green leaves.
Villa Sarchi produces well at high altitudes, under shade canopies and with little chemical inputs making it great for farms that produce with organic methods. Villa Sarchi has elegant acidity, intense fruit tones and excellent sweetness.
But it will ask grow well at lower altitudes, but grows the very best in the climates of Costa Rica, its home, and hence its popularity
Links: Bourbon, Pacas, Typica
Has Bean Coffee examples:
Costa Rica Finca La Casa Vista al Valle Red honey Villa Sarchi,
Costa Rica Finca La Perla Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi,
Costa Rica Finca Angelina Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi,
Costa Rica Finca Kattia Herbazu Yellow Honey Process Villa Sarchi,
Costa Rica Finca de Licho Yellow Honey Vila Sarchi