Tanzania Shiwanda Estate Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Mbeya growing region, southern Tanzania.|
|Est. Price:||$9.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2014|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, balanced, gently deep. Caramel, walnut, raisin, flowers, coriander in aroma and cup. Juicy, gently lush acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisp, resonant finish.
Notes: Unlike the cooperative coffees that dominate East and Central Africa production, this is an estate-grown coffee. 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. Pebble Coffee is a specialty micro-roaster located Taipei, Taiwan that focuses on high-end coffees. Email [email protected] or call +886-2-2760-8616 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Quietly complete cup with a slight spice hint to the flowers. Expresses the combination of delicacy and sensory depth traditionally associated with the Tanzania peaberry, a classic coffee type particularly prominent in the early decades of the North American specialty coffee movement.