Benin Coffee Beans

Region: West Africa
Profile: Earthy, bitter
Production: 110,200 lbs (<0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 66
Varieties: 0% Arabica, 99% Robusta, 1% Liberica

Benin Coffee Overview

While Benin’s lower elevations, which max out around 2,000 feet above sea level, preclude the small West African nation from growing Arabica, they do grow the other three types of coffee: Robusta, Liberica, and the lesser-known Excelsa. Like most other West African countries, including their neighbors Togo and Nigeria, Benin’s primary coffee crop is Robusta.

Benin Coffee Beans: Detailed Review

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!