While Peaberry coffees make up less than 5 % of the harvest in any given year in any harvest region, it makes it even more special when you realize that each peaberry bean is hand sorted before packaging and being shipped to a roaster some where in the world!! These offerings are very special:
1.1 Kenya Select Estate AAA Peaberry
1.2 Malawi AA Peaberry
1.3 Tanzania Peaberry APK Estate AAA
1.4 Zimbabwe AA Peaberry
1.1 Kenya Select Estate Peaberry
We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this exceptional Peaberry coffee from the Kiplal Estate in Kenya.. Remember a Peaberry coffee makes up less than 5 % of the harvest and is hand sorted from the dried coffee beans before bagging.
Peaberry, known in Spanish as caracolillo, is a type of coffee bean. Normally the fruit ("cherry") of the coffee plant contains two seeds ("beans") that develop with flattened facing sides, but sometimes only one of the two seeds is fertilized, and the single seed develops with nothing to flatten it. This oval (or pea-shaped) bean is known as peaberry. Typically around 5% of all coffee beans harvested have experienced this peculiarity.
Normal coffee beans are less commonly called by contrast flat berry.
Peaberry beans roast differently from the corresponding flat berry beans; hence, to ensure an even roast in high-grade coffee peaberry beans are often separated.
Peaberry beans are widely reputed to roast better than flat berries, being said to roast more evenly, because their rounder shape minimizes sharp edges and allows the berries to roll about the roasting chamber more easily, as well as because the alleged higher bean density may improve heat transfer in the roasting process. Peaberry coffee tastes different from the coffee from normal beans from the same crop. However, some sources claim that the major difference of peaberry beans is that they have been carefully sorted, which impacts the flavor profile of the coffee.
The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and auction system. About 70% of Kenyan coffee is produced by small- scale holders. It was estimated in 2012 that there were about 150,000 coffee farmers in Kenya and other estimates are that six million Kenyans were employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry. The major coffee-growing regions in Kenya are the high plateaus around Mt. Kenya, the Aberdare Range, Kisii, Nyanza, Bungoma, Nakuru, Kericho and to a smaller scale in Machakos and Taita hills in Eastern and coast provinces respectively. .
The acidic soil in highlands of central Kenya, just the right amount of sunlight and rainfall provide excellent conditions for growing coffee plants. Coffee from Kenya is of the 'Colombia mild' type, and is well known for its intense flavor, full body, and pleasant aroma with notes of cocoa and high grade coffee from Kenya is one of the most sought-after coffees in the world. However, due to a property boom in areas that grew coffee and price instability, production in this African Great Lakes country fell from about 130,000 metric tons in 1987/8 to 40,000 tons in 2011/12.
1.2 Malawi Peaberry
Cupping Notes: Melon, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange
We are proud to offer this high quality coffee from Malawi. A Peaberry coffee makes up less than 5% of the annual harvest. Inside the coffee cherry normally are two beans, round on the outside and flat in the middle. A peaberry is a single bean in the cherry that is round. It is said to intensify the flavor characteristics! This coffee will meet your expectations for a breakfast coffee to an after dinner coffee, one of our personal favorites!! We recommend a medium roast because of the great flavor characteristics and natural sugars being retained at this roast. A personal favorite!!
1.3 Tanzania Peaberry APK Estate
Cupping Notes: Lime, Orange, Peach
Elevation: 979 to 1380 meters
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Raised beds
Harvest Start Month: August
Harvest End Month: December
Located in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Africa Plantation Kilimanjaro (APK) is made up of four individual farms; Two Bridges, Lyamungo, Mlama, and Kahawa. The estate is owned by Alejandro Galante, a coffee farmer from Antioquia, Colombia, with each farm managed individually. 95% of APK’s production is washed, though recent experimentation has led to more honey and natural processing occurring. Drying is done on raised beds, where APK employees carefully monitor the moisture level of each lot to ensure even drying.
1.4 Zimbabwe Peaberry
Cupping Notes: Green apple, green tea, lime, melon
We are proud to offer this high quality coffee from Zimbabwe. A Peaberry coffee makes up less than 5% of the annual harvest. Inside the coffee cherry normally are two beans, round on the outside and flat in the middle. A peaberry is a single bean in the cherry that is round. It is said to intensify the flavor characteristics! This coffee will meet your expectations for a breakfast coffee to an after dinner coffee, one of our favorites!!
You will receive 1 - 2 oz. pouch of each peaberry coffee being offered, and the FREE SHIPPING will be via the USPS First Class Mail. The FREE SHIPPING is limited to the United states only please.