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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 – March 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.
Bestseller No. 2
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. 3
Malawi Peaberry Coffee, (Set of 2), 12-oz bags
  • Darker Roast
  • Whole Bean
  • Peaberry
Bestseller No. 4
11OZ Malawian Mug I'M Not Perfect But I Am Malawian And That'S Kind Of The Same Thing Malawian Coffee Mug Malawi Gift
  • Rise And Shine: Good day start with a delicious coffee but also with a strong motivation. This personalized coffee mug is perfect for your use and creative gift for your loved ones.
  • These ceramic coffee mugs are made of ceramic. They are well made, durable and pretty. Also, they can keep coffee hot longer and provide a nice drinking experience.
  • Holds up to 11 fluid ounces of warm or cold beverage liquids. Our mugs can not suitable for dishwasher use as well as not suitable for microwave use.
  • Anywhere: Take this mug to the local coffee shop and let the barista customize your drink order in a way that brings out both fun for them and excitement for you as you wait to see their masterpiece.
  • Can Custom Pattern: Custom photo mugs are also one-of-a-kind and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. The memory and the significance of the mug will warm their hearts up even more than the hot beverage they have in it! We will create a mug that is so splendid and unique that your loved ones will never forget about it and will use it for years.
Bestseller No. 5
Grand Parade Coffee, 3 LB Unroasted Coffee Beans - Malawi AA Mzuzu Single Origin - Geisha, Bourbon Variety - High Altitude Specialty Arabica - Fair Trade - Fresh Raw Green Coffee - 3 Pound Bag
  • Flavor Profile: Berry, Peach, Key Lime, Honey, Cocoa
  • Direct Trade, Malawi AA green 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 Roasters
Bestseller No. 6
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. 7
Malawi Mzuzu Coffee Fresh Roasted Certified Top Arabica Coffee Beans 5 Pounds African Origins
  • 100% Arabica Coffee Beans
  • Top 2% of Coffee World Wide!
  • We are Micro Roasters which means we roast in small batches to seal in the flavor and we ship that same day.
  • Contact us if you would like a bag size that is not listed!
  • Best Before: 1 Year From Date Of Order
Bestseller No. 8
Malawi Ngapani Peaberry Coffee Beans from the Sable Estate, RFA Certified (Dark Roast (Espresso), 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. 9
Aromaridge Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans (Malawi Peaberry)
  • MALAWI PEABERRY COFFEE BEANS – life’s too short to drink bad coffee so start your day the right way with a cup of full bodied, intense flavored Tanzania Peaberry coffee. This smooth, creamy Peaberry coffee has a smoky, rich body resulting in a fruity, full flavor
  • MALAWI PEABERRY COFFEE FLAVOR NOTES – notes of Berries, milk chocolate, flora & spice finish resulting in a perfect cup of coffee which is a luxurious treat throughout your day
  • the Peaberry is one round oval bean as opposed to other coffees which is made up of two flat beans. It is said that all of the aroma and flavor is rolled into one, perfect bean! Malawi peaberry coffee tends to be surprisingly acidic with a sweet, intense flavor. The round shape gives it a more even roast blend of coffee which is suitable for all occasions, whether you are starting off your day or serving your guests after dinner.

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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.

Washed

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.