Kilimanjaro Peaberry, Full City
|Roaster Location:||Pittston, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Tanzania, probably the Mt. Kilimanjaro region in the north|
|Review Date:||February 2005|
Blind Assessment: Richly and deeply roasty in the aroma with some fruit complication - fresh plum perhaps. The roast gently dominates in the cup, bittersweet, with undercurrents of fresh plum and hints of chocolate and flowers. Richly roasty in the short finish, slightly astringent in the long.
Notes: 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 (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. At some point early in the history of American specialty coffee peaberry became closely associated with Tanzania, to the point that almost all Tanzania coffee offered in the United States is now peaberry grade. Caffe Fresco is a small-batch specialty roaster whose motto is "Passion, purity, people." Visit
Who Should Drink It: A dark roast gentle and nuanced enough to enjoy black.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2005 tasting report: Fruit and Flowers: Coffees of Central and Southern Africa