The Coffee Family Tree
The fourth edition of the Cafe Imports Coﬀee Family Tree is a massive collaborative eﬀort that was intended not only to improve on the previous versions of the tree in terms of design, but also to provide more comprehensive and usable information about coﬀee varieties, genetics, and history, all on one beautiful poster.
Under the direction of Cafe Imports’ former creative director Andy Reiland, tremendous amounts of research was conducted by Cafe Imports sensory analysis director Ian Fretheim, with editing and a ﬁnal fact-check by Cafe Imports editorial manager and director of education Ever Meister.
Sources include World Coﬀee Research, Coﬀee: Botany, Biochemistry and Production of Beans and Beverage by M.N. Cliﬀord; A Reference Guide to Ethiopian Coﬀee Varieties by Getu Bekele and Timothy Hill; Espresso Coﬀee: The Science of Quality by Andrea Illy, and many more.
Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for a webstore link to the Coffee Family Tree poster, and click the images below for enlarged views.