Erecta is natural genetic variation of Typica found in Java in 1913. The branches form an angle of about 25┬║ with the main stem so that the fruiting branches are rather erect, like pointing to the sky, hence the name Erecta for this coffee. The trees are susceptible to be grounded by wind and are poor yielders. The beans are more slender than those of Typica. Total Nitrogen content in its green bean is superior than that of other coffee varieties.

Slender, tall stature plant
Long and slender shaped beans
Branch buds widely spaced
Branches insertion angle with the main stem is very acute, just 25° degrees
Branches & cherries seem to be pointing to the sky
Leaves long and slender
Plant tips leaves of reddish colour like Typica
Some coffee cherries present a crown-like structure
Total Nitrogen content is 65% higher than that of other coffees