Coffea Quillou, has bright red fruit, a copper-coloured silver skin, and three pounds of fruit producing one pound of market coffee. Some people prefer Coffea Quillou to robusta because of the difference in the taste of the roasted bean.
Many common terms describe Robusta in the areas where it is grown. These include “robusta,” “conilon,” “nganda,” “koillou/quillou,” and others. These terms are generally regional, colloquial, and do not necessarily correspond to specific genetically distinct varieties/clones that have been developed and released by breeders over the years.
Coffea quillou is a variety that was intended to replace Arabica coffee in Dutch East India since the coffee farms there had been devastated by an epidemic of coffee rust.
Coffea quillou has a high yielding and uniform bearing habits. It also has an erect and intensive branching habit.