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   Maragogype  ® Est 3


The most famous typica mutation was first discovered in the Maragogype region of Brazil 's state of Bahia . Maragogype trees produce the world's largest coffee beans, sometimes called "elephant beans". Maragogype beans are grown in several countries and are a sought-after coffee for their smooth flavor as well as attractive appearance. Unfortunately, because their yield is low, maragogype trees are expensive to maintain, and at the end of their productive lives, many of the trees are being replaced with more "normal" growths.

Our Maragogype is grown in the Matagalpa province of Nicaragua. It is a rare and low-yielding species where the coffee crops of many growers is pooled to make up a lot. Even at source this coffee commands three to four times the regular price of Arabica Typica coffee.

Pronouced as "Maragoshyp" or "Mara-go-hee-pey"

 Cupping information

An extravagant, light, rich body and perfect spring-like flavour ; oftne described as woody, grassy and earthy. The aroma is rich and floral, almost heady and exotic. It has a smooth flavour, is balanced and fruity and the finish is sweet, mild and a faint taste of milk chocolate.

Fantastic with light desserts,  non-spicy oriental foods, fruits and things like chicken with mango salsa…

With this taste think exotic things; vanilla, orchids, tropical fruit ; notes of strawberry and rhubarb, Honeysuckle.

Best made in a French press and best drunk black


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