Discovered in 1943 by the Agronomic Institute of Campinas, Mundo Novo is the result of a series of selections from the progenies of a natural cross between Bourbon and Typica varieties found in Mineiros do Tiete, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This variety is one of the most common varieties in Brazil, forming around 40% of all grown coffee varieties in the country. It also has commercial importance in other South American countries, including Peru.
Mundo Novo is characterized by its strong and tall stature. Although its cherries mature slightly slower than other kinds of coffee, it is high yielding, resistant to disease and strong wind, and can be planted densely.
Mundo Novo commonly displays sweet characteristics with low acidity and thick body.