Zimbabwean Peaberry by Leopard Forest Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Leopard Forest Coffee

    Travelers Rest, South Carolina
  • Zimbabwean Peaberry

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2007
Origin: Eastern Highlands, Zimbabwe Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Low-toned, deep aroma with a tight-knit complexity: smoky chocolate, cherry. In the cup tartly sweet, with cherryish fruit laced with hints of chocolate and lemon. The cherry notes persist in the finish, fading toward a slight astringency in the long.

Notes: Historically Zimbabwe has been the premier coffee origin of southern Africa. Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. This peaberry, like other Leopard Forest Zimbabwe coffees, is produced from the admired SL 28 variety, the cultivar of arabica that produces most of Kenya's finest coffees. Leopard Forest is the brand name of a roasting company that features coffees from its own sustainably operated Zimbabwe farm. Visit www.leopardforestcoffee.com or call 864-834-5500 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A quietly bright breakfast cup with some pleasant aromatic complication.


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