Tanzanian Peaberry by California Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • California Coffee Roasters

    Moorpark, California
  • Tanzanian Peaberry

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2003
Origin: Southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, northern Tanzania Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A delicate acidity is gently rounded though not obscured by a marvelously tactful dark roast, which also turns the fruit richly chocolate-toned. The chocolate nuance weaves through the profile consistently from aroma through finish.

Notes: Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different cup from normal beans from the same crop - often, though not always, more acidy and lighter bodied. California Coffee Roasters is a small, quality-oriented wholesale specialty roaster that advertises its commitment to "Handcrafted Fresh Roasted Coffees." Visit www.coffee-roasters.com or call 877-543-1110 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: The suave tickle of roast-toned chocolate is subtly reminiscent of the Boy Scout summer treat of "S'More's" - milk chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers roasted in an open fire on the end of a stick. A s'more for sophisticates.


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