Tanzania Hope Peaberry by 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada
  • Tanzania Hope Peaberry

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: June 2009
Origin: Mbeya Region, southwestern Tanzania. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Both co-cupper Jim Reynolds (90) and Ken (91) described a very sweet-toned aroma and pleasingly delicate acidity, which Ken glossed as "wine-toned." Lightly syrupy mouthfeel, clean and balanced in flavor, "nutty" for Jim, tartly fruity and floral for Ken. Very sweet-finishing.

Notes: This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. This Tanzania peaberry is produced by small-holding growers in the Mbeya region, near Lake Rukwa in southwestern Tanzania. 49th Parallel is a distinguished small-batch roasting company located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in high-end single-origin and blended coffees, many sourced directly from origin. Visit www.49thparallelroasters.com or call 877-773-4900 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Pure, delicate coffee, with the crisp gentleness coffee tradition associates with the Tanzania peaberry grade. Don?t add anything to this coffee.


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