Brunei Coffee Beans

Region: Asia
Profile: Earthy, woody
Production: 4,000 lbs (<0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 69
Varieties: 100% Arabica, 0% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Brunei Coffee Overview

A tiny Asian nation on the island of Borneo, Brunei is surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. With a population of just 428,000, Brunei’s ability to produce coffee is capped, but what they do produce is almost exclusively Arabica (though their neighbor Malaysia is the world leader in Liberica production).

Like South Sudan, coffee is a new industry for Brunei with its first beans hitting the market in China just over two years ago. This crop is thanks to a single Brunei farmer, Yong Khian Fook, whose green-skinned orange trees were wiped out by disease in the early 2000s. Yong says he’s planted about 10,000 coffee plants in Brunei, which take up about half of his farm, and he’s ready to go all-in on coffee if the country’s lacking infrastructure (processing, shipping, etc.) isn’t an obstacle.

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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!