Tanzania Peaberry Northern Select+ A
Cupping Notes: Very good fruity acidity and body. Citrus flavors in the cup.
Background: Peaberry (PB) is a naturally occurring selective process, that is more common at higher altitudes. When a coffee cherry forms it normally consists of two halves that together form a single bean. Peaberries occur when only one half or lobe develops. These abnormal beans (sometimes up to 10% of a crop based on the genetics of tree and environment) are usually sorted out during the milling process. Roasters sometimes call them “pearl” coffee, and many roasters find that the peaberry coffee produces a more intense taste as flavors are amplified due to the smaller bean. The higher acidity is perfectly suited for African coffees, especially Tanzania. Our Tanzania Peaberry Northern Select + is a 100% peaberry.
Producer: Small Farm Holders In Northern Tanzania
Variety: Bourbon, Kent
Processing: Washed & Sun Dried
Altitude: 3,000 – 5,500 ft (914 – 1676m)
Coffee Grading: PB+
Classifications: PB is for Peaberry. Tanzania also has AA, AB and B grade coffee
Harvest: October – February