(could refer to Erecta or Caturra Erecta)
Erecta originates from the plantation of P. J. S. Cramer, a Dutch researcher known for his research into coffee variability in Java in the late 19th century. Known for conducting research into varietal development, Cramer was responsible for collecting data from around the world and was one of the first, true coffee scientists.
Erecta is currently common in Indonesia and Kenya and is perceived to be stronger than other variety of C. arabica but with similar productivity. It is suitable for areas with strong winds.
Erecta can also be used to refer to Caturra Erecta. This variety was found and classified by the Colombian Coffee Research Institute (Cenicafe) as a natural mutation of Caturra. Caturra Erecta trees have shorter internodes and long branches with vertical growth.
The angle of the branches with the trunk in Caturra Erecta is 30 degrees, whereas in the Caturra variety it is 53 degrees. The leaves are also slightly bigger.