Humboldt Bay Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Eureka, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, northern Tanzania|
|Review Date:||October 2003|
Blind Assessment: Light-bodied, just on the pleasingly delicate side of thin, with oddly contradictory nuance: a roasty, prune-toned chocolate and high-toned shimmers of sweet vanilla.
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. Humboldt Bay Coffee Company is a quality-oriented specialty roaster on the scenic north coast of California. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The light body argues for breakfast, the subtle but persistent roasty chocolate and sweet vanilla make a case for afternoon comfort cup.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2003 tasting report: The Tanzania Peaberry Mystery