Arabica-Robusta Hybrids are introgressed varieties where some genetic traits of Robusta are “brought over” to Arabica coffee. In the 1920s, a naturally occuring Arabica-Robusta hybrid was discovered in East Timor, creating a new coffee now known as the Timor Hybrid. Realizing the value of the hybrid’s disease resistance, more research was done and Timor Hybrid was crossed with high-yielding Arabica varieties, Caturra and Villa Sarchi, which led to the creation of Catimors and Sarchimors.
It is important to note that Catimors and Sarchimors are a collective term used for a group of sub-varieties with with similar parentage, and are not a distinct variety by themselves. Therefore, discussion on the cup profile should be directed towards the specific sub-varieties instead.