Developed in Brazil, though now found in countries as far away as Haiti, Catucaí is a hybrid of Icatú and Catuaí and exists in both red and yellow form. Like its Catuaí mother (or father?), it is a hardy variety that does well in areas prone to high winds. Its Icatú roots show in its resistance to coffee leaf rust.
For some reason, Red Catucaí trees apparently tend to be slightly taller than their yellow sisters. Both, however, have stringent requirements with regards to water and fertilisation or they will not reach optimal production.
The plants (particularly later strains) show good resistance to coffee leaf rust and Phoma/Asocochyta and have a uniform maturation, facilitating more consolidated harvesting.