Coffee Variety Information
Leaf Tip ColorBronze
Bean SizeVery Large
Quality PotentialVery Good
Yield PotentialLow
Coffee Leaf RustSusceptible
Coffee Berry Disease (CBD)Susceptible
WCR Variety Catalog: Margogipe
Maragogipe beans from Nicaragua, medium roast
Maragogipe beans from Nicaragua, medium roast

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 Typica coffee[2] that happened in Maragogipe, Bahia in Brazil. This is a very large size coffee bean in comparison to other Arabica coffee beans.

Maragogipe coffee's flavor varies depending on the soil where it grows. Poor soils produce a coffee with diminished flavors. That is why it is often referred to as a coffee with "not much flavor", but the flavor can be enhanced by allowing these coffee beans to dry with its natural sugars.[3]

Maragogipe is a rarity in the coffee world and it is appreciated by coffee aficionados.

See also

World Coffee Research Varieties Catalog: Maragogipe


  1. ^ "Singular Cup Profile".
  2. ^ "Arabica Coffee Varieties | Maragogipe". World Coffee Research. Retrieved 2021-04-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Coffee Anomalies: Maragogipe (Elephant Beans) -".