This variety of coffee is yellow instead of the conventional red when its is ripe. This variety performs well in hot, drier conditions and is known for its short internodes, semi-dwarf quality and high yields. It is not commonly planted in other coffee-producing countries. Maui Yellow Caturra is mild and clean in the cup and enhances other coffee varieties. It is lower in acidity. Typically, Maui Yellow Caturra is the first to ripen with harvest, usually starting in September.