Maragogype Washed (Single Origin)
Discovered in Brazil, Maragogype, a Typica mutation, has thrived in Central and South America for over a century. Its robust bean size is about 30-40% larger than an average Arabica bean, and because of this, has adopted the name The Elephant Bean. This attribute initially generated popularity in the European market because of the novel screen size, similarly to how peaberry mutations were gained momentum in the global specialty market.
On a farm, this coffee is one of the easiest to identify, particularly for the massive cherries, but also for its lower yield of fruit. Producers tend to shy away from low yielding cultivars, because lower yield means less accumulated volume, therefore less money. Maragogype, though, has had some good luck within the specialty market, once again for its large appearance but its tendency to have bright acidity and delicate mouthfeel. Aside from its unique size and production, this cultivar also produces a little over half as much caffeine as a typical Arabica.
This Maragogype come from a farm in El Salvador, called Finca Antonieta. This farm is owned and managed by another party outside Cafe Tuxpal, Federico Pacas' coffee company, but processed and sold at his mill.
We tasted this coffee on a blind cupping table in El Salvador and knew we had to have it. It's floral qualities are very similar to that of a Geisha cultivar. Delicate, tea-like and bright, perfect for everyone who loves to use pour overs as their preferred extraction method. This coffee is one of the best representations of what we believe a Maragogype can be!
Country: El Salvador
Notes: Dark Chocolate, Meyer Lemon, Jasmine Flower
*** Sold as whole bean by default. If you would like it ground, please indicate your preference in the notes section – drip, espresso, or press.
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