|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Kilimanjaro growing region, Tanzania|
|Est. Price:||$13.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2012|
Blind Assessment: Delicately intense. Rose-like flowers, cardamom, honey, a savory carob-like chocolate in aroma and cup. Soft but drying acidity; lively, lightly creamy-textured mouthfeel. Some flavor persists in a sweet though drying finish.
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. For reasons that are not entirely clear, Tanzania is particularly associated with its peaberry grades. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Coffee lovers interested in sampling a distinctive version of an important historical coffee type. Botanical variety is not specified, but this sample tasted to us as though it brought some heirloom East Africa Bourbon or SL28 character to the cup.