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Best Malawian Coffees in 2021

It is one of the best flavored coffee beans you will ever come across although it is not as best when compared to Kenyan coffee. The Malawian coffee boasts of full body and smooth taste. Coffee was first introduced in Malawi in the 1880s. It was brought to Malawi by the missionaries. Most people who used to grow coffee by then were small scale farmers. The small scale farmers owned not more than 200 coffee trees.

The Bestselling Malawian Coffees Reviewed – August 2021​

Bestseller No. 1
Malawi Coffee, Whole Bean, Malawio Mapanga "AA", Fresh Roasted, 16-ounce
  • A full mellow and smooth body, a bright and crisp acidity, a wonderful fragrant aroma and a clean and polished finish.
  • The flavor is described as Bright, white grape, lime, pineapple and guava.
  • Fresh roasted then immediately packed and sealed to assure freshness.
  • Medium roasted whole beans allowing the true flavor characteristic to come through for a remarkable taste.
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Malawi Peaberry Coffee, (Set of 2), 12-oz bags
  • Darker Roast
  • Whole Bean
  • Peaberry
Bestseller No. 4
Malawi Peaberry Coffee, Whole Bean, Fresh Roasted, 16-ounce
  • A full mellow body, a bright and crisp acidity, a wonderful fragrant aroma and a clean and polished finish.
  • The characteristics of this coffee are typical of other fine East African coffees.
  • Fresh roasted then immediately packed and sealed to assure freshness.
  • Medium roasted whole beans allowing the true flavor characteristic to come through for a remarkable taste.
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
Bestseller No. 5
Malawi Ngapani Peaberry Coffee Beans from the Sable Estate, RFA Certified (Medium Roast (Full City +), 2 pounds Whole Beans)
  • Fresh Roasted for every order and shipped later the same day. Clean and sweet aftertaste.
  • 100% Arabica coffee, mill washed and sun dried, RFA certified. Sweet and slightly floral aroma
  • Balanced cup with nice fruit tones ranging orangy citrus to sweet apricot.
  • Bright sweet and tangy acidity; Smooth and mellow medium body...very nice.
  • This Malawi Ngapani Peaberry Coffee is a very nice alternative to the Kenya Peaberry and the Tanzanian Peaberry coffees. All are a must try!
Bestseller No. 6
Green Unroasted Fresh 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, 5 Lb. Bag, RhoadsRoast Coffees (Malawi Ngapani Peaberry RFA Coffee Beans from the Sable Estate)
  • Perfect for at-home coffee roasters. High-quality 100% Arabica raw un-roasted coffee beans. Custom roast the coffee to fit your own unique tastes.
  • Offering includes Organic, Rain Forest Alliance (RFA), Natural, and Smithsonian Bird Friendly (SMBC) coffees for customer selection
  • Shipped same day as order is received; always shipping Priority service for guaranteed quick delivery.
  • Always current crop year, always the freshest imports from various international agricultural communities. Thank you for supporting the farmers!
Bestseller No. 7
Grand Parade Coffee, 5 LB Unroasted Coffee Beans - Malawi AA Mzuzu Single Origin - Geisha, Bourbon Variety - High Altitude Specialty Arabica - Fair Trade - Fresh Raw Green Coffee - 5 Pound Bag
  • Flavor Profile: Berry, Peach, Key Lime, Honey, Cocoa
  • Direct Trade, Malawi AA coffee farmed in Misuku hills, near Lake Malawi. High Elevation coffee of Geisha, Catimor, Bourbon Variety.
  • 100% Specialty Arabica. Premium African Coffee with Similar Taste to Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda Green Coffee Beans
  • Roast Green Coffee Beans to Fit Taste. Recommended Roast - Medium Roast.
  • Packaged Fresh in 2-ply Foil Bag with Air Valve. Perfect For At-Home Coffee Roasters.
Bestseller No. 8
Ricks Roasters Coffee | Four Horsemen Specialty Blend | 1 Pound (1 lb) Ground | Pacific, Central American, African & Espresso Beans | USA Veteran Owned & Operated
  • ABOUT THE BEANS: Four Horsemen is our tribute to the coffee world. We selected our strongest beans from the world's best growing regions along with our espresso blend, and Vienna-roasted them to optimize the caffeine content and boldness. A nice earthiness from the African blends combines with the smokiness of the Espresso is kept in check by the Indonesian and Central American coffees keeping it smooth, rich, and never burnt or bitter.
  • TASTE THE DIFFERENCE. Coffee for coffee lovers by coffee lovers. Did you know that coffee can be sweet and flavorful? Many coffee drinkers cover up bad coffee with cream and sugar because they've settled for coffee that tastes burnt or bitter. We searched the world over to bring you specialty coffees to give you a caffeinated kickstart to your day and that are a joy to drink. Just brew and drink it black (then add cream and sugar just because you want to). Treat yourself and drink better coffee.
  • COFFEE YOUR WAY: Enrich your coffee experience with Ricks Roasters Coffee Company and enjoy it the way you like it. All of our coffee is fresh roasted and packed in high-quality, recyclable bags to maintain the freshness of your ground or whole bean coffee.
  • GREAT VALUE, EVEN BETTER TASTE. Try us for the price, and come back for the taste. We know how much specialty-grade, green, unroasted coffee costs, and we know that you don't have to be overcharged to enjoy it once roasted. Get a full pound of our flavorful fresh roasted ground or whole bean coffee, and sip delicious savings with a smile.
  • MISSION FOCUSED and VETERAN OWNED. We're a Veteran-owned and operated company that actively supports community and veteran charities.
Bestseller No. 9
Amazon Brand - 100 Ct. Solimo Dark Roast Coffee Pods, Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K-Cup Brewers
  • 100 Dark Roast coffee pods
  • Blend of select coffees from Latin America, Africa and Indonesia
  • Full-bodied coffee with a hearty punch but mild acidity for a smooth finish
  • 100% Arabica coffee
  • Compatible with 1.0 and 2.0 k-cup brewers
  • Satisfaction Guarantee: We're proud of our products. If you aren't satisfied, we'll refund you for any reason within a year of purchase. 1-877-485-0385
  • An Amazon brand
Bestseller No. 10
McCafe Premium Medium Roast K-Cup Coffee Pods, Premium Roast, 84 Count
  • 1 box of McCafe Premium Roast Medium Coffee K-Cup Pods
  • McCafe Premium Roast Medium Coffee K-Cup Pods let you enjoy the McCafe experience at home or at work
  • Medium roast coffee delivers a smooth, balanced flavor.No high fructose corn syrup
  • 100% Arabica bean coffee
  • Brew a cup of McCafe premium roast coffee in all Keurig 1.0 & 2.0 brewing systems

Additionally, the small scale farmers preferred to sell their coffee beans through cooperatives. Coffee grower’s cooperative was formed in the year 1946. The main reason for coming up with this cooperative was to help address the issues of suffering coffee growers. Missionaries introduced the Arabica coffee variety.

It is also good to know that farmers from this country have formed a farmers union called MZUZU. The main function of the organization is to import stores online. The shareholders in this organization are from the five coffee producing regions in Malawi.

Malawi coffee tasting

Generally, Malawi coffee is soft edged coffee. As for now, this coffee variety is still in the subsection.

Estate subsections

The most renowned coffee growing regions in the country include Zomba and Mangoci. These regions are known to produce a high yield that ranges from two to four meters. Coffee is not the major crop in these estates.

In the last couple of years, the production of coffee in Malawi has been dropping. In Malawi, you will find coffee being grown in areas of high elevation. Although Malawian coffee is of high quality, it has not yet gained a lot of popularity in the international market.

Challenges of climate change that face coffee in Malawi

Like in other African countries, coffee growers in Malawi face a lot of problems. More than half of the crops are wiped out through colder nights. Most of the coffee diseases and pests that affect Malawian coffee are associated with the bad weather. Coffee diseases have led to the death of coffee crop beans. This has left coffee farmers struggling for many years. The primary function of the coffee fair trade in the country is to improve the basic local infrastructure. They achieve this by simply building accommodation and bridges.

How to roast the Malawi coffee

The light roast comes with extra softness. You will be able to bring all these flavors to brew using a paper filter. On the other hand, the medium roast boasts of full bode properties.

Common methods of processing coffee in Malawi

Naturally processed

This method has been gaining popularity with many farmers. It is good to know that only floating cherries are removed before drying. Coffee produced using this method is usually sweet and smooth.


Most of the coffee being sold in the international market is produced through the washing method. Typically, coffee beans are put into wetting mills and later forced out using machines and water.

Final Thoughts

Despite the challenges faced by the Malawian coffee farmers, Malawi has been able to achieve a good spot in the foreign coffee market.