|Coffee Variety Information|
|Leaf Tip Color||Bronze|
|Bean Size||Very Large|
|Quality Potential||Very Good|
|Coffee Leaf Rust||Susceptible|
|Coffee Berry Disease (CBD)||Susceptible|
|WCR Variety Catalog: Margogipe|
Scientific name: Coffea arabica L var. maragogipe A. Fern. Ex A. Frohner
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 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.
Maragogipe is a rarity in the coffee world and it is appreciated by coffee aficionados.