Arabica Typica is the original cultivar discovered in the Kaffa Rainforest in Ethiopia centuries ago. Typica was the first coffee in the New World brought there by a French Naval officer in the 1700’s. In 1720 thousands of seedlings were sent to the French colony in Martinique. Typica has since spawned many mutations resulting in sub-types such as Hawaii Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Java Typica, Guatemala Typica and Jember among others. Kent is for example a Typica mutation grown in India. Typica are low yielding varietals but have an excellent cup quality with sweet, distinct acidity and pleasant aftertaste. All should be tall with conical shape and dark tips.