Tanzanian Peaberry

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The peaberry coffee delivers a full-bodied flavor that is spicy with a distinguished aroma and vibrant flavor. The peaberry is the male bean of the plant, a bean of unmatched uniformity. This coffee grows on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The bean itself is so rare it represents less than 5% of Tanzania's coffee production.

Ruvuma is a region in southwestern Tanzania, named after the Ruvuma River which flows along the southern border with Mozambique. For some time, Ruvuma has produced high quality coffee, but the combined inaccessibility of the region, poor infrastructure, and uncertain political situation have prevented this coffee from consistently reaching the international market. These unfortunate circumstances seem to be changing to some extent, and the farmers in the area as well as the coffee consumers are both benefiting. New and refurbished pulperies have been able to pay the farmer the same price he would receive if he had processed the coffee at home. In return they have been able to take better care in tending and harvesting the coffee. We are happy to be able to offer this high-quality coffee.

Location: Nyamtimbo-Songea Ruvuma, South Tanzania
Altitude: 3,900 - 5,900 Feet (1,189 - 1,799 Meters)
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon
Process: Wet process
Drying: Sun and mechanically dried on patios
Harvest: June - October
Export: November - March

CUPPING NOTES: peach , black tea , grape fruit - roasted at medium