Maragogipe Coffee

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Scientific Name: Coffea arabica L var. maragogipe A. Fern. Ex A. Frohner[1]

Maragogipe is a variety of Arabica Coffee, also known as Elephant Coffee Beans. It is believed that this coffee is a spontaneous mutation of Arabica coffee that happened in Maragogipe, Bahia in Brazil. This is a very large size coffee bean in comparison to other Arabica coffee beans. Its consistency is porous. Maragogipe coffee’s flavor varies depending on the soil where it grows. Poor soils produce a coffee with diminished flavors. That is why very often it is referred as a coffee with “not much flavor”, however that can be enhanced by allowing these coffee beans to dry with its natural sugars.[2] Maragogipe is a rarity in the coffee world and it is appreciated by coffee aficionados.

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  1. ^ "Singular Cup Profile".
  2. ^ "Coffee Anomalies: Maragogipe (Elephant Beans) -".