49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
Tanzania Hope Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Mbeya Region, southwestern Tanzania.|
|Review Date:||June 2009|
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.
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
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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This review originally appeared in the June, 2009 tasting report: Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania